Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio adds an all-new Cut page to its editing, color grading, Fusion VFX, and Fairlight audio post-production pages. Over the years, Resolve has been growing from an industry-standard color grading software to a more complete post-production solution. Today, in one comprehensive application, Resolve provides all the above-advanced capabilities in one software. To access each toolset, simply switch to the tab/page that offers it. In addition, Resolve offers a powerful collaboration workflow and supports a suite of control panels, including the Resolve Editor Keyboard.
Your order provides you with a USB dongle that lets you download the software on an unlimited number of computers and move between them as needed. Your download provides you with the latest version of Resolve Studio. Resolve features a node-based color grading system. Each node (layer) can have its own color correction, isolated areas, and effects. Unlimited numbers of nodes can be joined together sequentially or in parallel. In all, you can combine grades, effects, mixers, keys, and plug-ins in any order to create limitless color effects and unique looks. This is the core of Resolve's color grading functionality, and there are hundreds of advanced features and capabilities. The video editing functionality in Resolve is designed to handle TV dramas, commercials, multicamera productions, and all other project types from the smallest to the largest. The trimming tool is context-sensitive, meaning that based on where you position the mouse cursor on the timeline, Resolve will automatically switch to the trimming function you need, so you can ripple, roll, slip, slide, or extend and shorten your footage without having to manually switch tools. Resolve allows for multiple people to work together on the same timeline at the same time in a collaborative effort. This is a major time benefit when each user is assigned a specific task. Just like with the grading section, the editing section also has hundreds of other features and capabilities.
The Fusion page provides a complete 3D workspace with hundreds of tools for compositing, vector paint, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization, particles, and more. It allows you to create photorealistic visual effects, advanced motion graphics, and advanced title sequences.
Fairlight provides ADR tools, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a sound library database, and built-in cross-platform plug-ins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel, and de-esser.
Using Resolve's Emmy award-winning image processing technology, all image processing is done at deep 32-bit float processing combined with unique, patented YRGB color science that processes luminance independent of color. This allows you to adjust the luminance of video without rebalancing the color of your highlights, mid-tones, or shadows. The large internal color space is also perfect for the latest HDR and wide color gamut workflows.
Resolve was designed with the ability to integrate with dozens of other applications, so you can focus more on your project. Resolve can share sequences and round-trip projects with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, and other editing, audio, VFX, and motion graphics software. Projects can be edited on any system and then linked back to your full-quality camera raw files using XML, AAF, or EDL, and finish in greater bit depth with Resolve. You can also use AAF export to send a project to Pro Tools with discreet audio clips and a single-layer video mix down for audio finishing.
Note: Your order provides you with a USB dongle that lets you download the software on an unlimited number of computers and move between them as needed. Your download provides you with the latest version of Resolve Studio.
Key New Features
Addition of all-new Cut page
Multiple performance improvements with significantly faster Fusion processing
Collaboration workflow improvements
Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling, and monitoring settings within the same project
Upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo
Quick Export for quickly performing renders from all pages
Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects, and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker, and comment syncing
Significantly improved GPU accelerated real-time scopes
Initial immersive 3D audio support including Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, MPEG-H, and SMPTE ST 2098
Free Foley sound effects library available from the Blackmagic Design support website
Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard