In usual high frequency Blackmagic provides another update to its own grading, editing, compositing and (audio) mastering tool. This is also remarkable this time, because typically at this time at NAB a beta with a new, "big" version number was launched. With the cancellation of the NAB, Blackmagic seems to have taken the pressure off himself to fire out all the news at once. This breather is certainly a good way to track down and fix existing bugs. And indeed, the news of DaVinci Resolve version 16.2.3. are mainly the following improvements:
- Addressed incorrect playback for some ARRIRAW clips.
- Addressed an issue with ACES IDTs for some ARRI MXF clips.
- Addressed a focus and text entry issue for editable media pool fields.
- Addressed an issue rippling audio extend edits in trim mode.
- Addressed display issues with track and edit index in Fairlight page.
- Addressed a layered editing issue when cloning audio clips.
- Addressed incorrect behavior moving tracks over linked audio tracks.
- Addressed incorrect masking in Text+ when using image shading.
- Addressed incorrect behavior deleting gradient points in inspector.
- Addressed multiple issues with blank fusion previews.
- Addressed an issue persisting viewer LUTs with comps in Fusion page.
- Addressed an issue with offline reference wipe sizing in the viewer.
- Multiple performance and stability improvements.
Nevertheless, there are also a few "innovations":
- Support for Dolby Vision 4.1 CM algorithm to generate v2.9 trims from v4.
- Option to export a Dolby Vision v2.9 XML from a v4 project.
- Support for RED SDK 7.3.2.
- Faster Metal decoding for Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 clips.
The last point in particular makes it clear that the Canon R5 is now really on the doorstep and could become interesting for videographers.