Blackmagic has actually increased the interval of new Resolve 17/17.1 (Studio) beta releases to a weekly frequency now. Beta 6 of the latest version 17 (or 17.1 for Apple M1) of its grading, editing, compositing and (audio) mastering tool DaVinci Resolve brings several improvements to Resolve on Windows, Linux and macOS (Intel and M1).
The free update through Beta 6 speeds up boot-up of systems with large audio plug-in libraries, improves interlaced and subclip handling, and boosts timeline performance when working with multiple subtitles. The update also optimizes the handling of external clip mats in compositing and thumbnail rendering for updated projects. DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.0 Public Beta 6 also makes it easier to manage HDR luminance output and offers updated scripting APIs. As always, Blackmagic is asking for feedback on the beta release as well as bug reporting via its forums on the Blackmagic Design website.
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17
There is again both a beta version of DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17 for Windows, Linux and Intel Macs, and a version 17.1 specifically for MacOS with Apple Silicon - the latter is the Universal App that supports the new M1 Macs, meaning this version is compatible with the new MacOS Big Sur, but only runs on Macs with Apple M1 chip.
The new features in DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.0 and 17.1 Beta 6.
- Fixed an issue with long startup times for systems with many audio plugins.
- Fixed an issue with jerky playback for interlaced clips with hardware decoding on Nvidia graphics cards.
- Fixed a problem with unmatched extents for interlaced subclips.
- Fixed a problem with thumbnail resolution for updated v16 projects.
- Fixed an issue when opening projects with Resolve FX 3D Keyer that were created in 17.0 Beta 1.
- Fixed an issue where entries in the Media Pool on the Trim page were sometimes sorted incorrectly.
- Fixed an issue where undoing an advanced edit sometimes failed for clips with transitions.
- Fixed an issue where external clip matting overlapped the media alpha in Foreground Composite mode.
- Fixed a performance issue when editing subtitles on timelines with many subtitles.
- Fixed an issue where HDR outputs could slightly exceed the maximum output luminance due to rounding errors.
- Fixed a scaling issue when decoding Sony RAW clips with SLog3 or linear gammas.
- Fixed an issue where Open FX nodes were sometimes lost when copying compositions between Resolve and Fusion.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect labels for shape color controls in Fusion.
- Fixed issues with the getclipproperty and gettakebyIndex script APIs.
- Updated script examples for using the new getclipproperty APIs.
- General performance and stability improvements.