Each year NAB is a great source of news and announcements and this year is no exception. DaVinci Resolve users should be happy to hear that Blackmagic Design revealed DaVinci Resolve 12 during their press conference and as expected it will be a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading. What should we expect? A new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more. In general it seems that you will be able to edit your videos in DaVinci from A to Z as the tool got even more powerful. If you are at NAB, you can see DaVinci Resolve 12 in action on the Blackmagic Design booth at #SL219.
"DaVinci Resolve 12 features a new, modern interface with a lighter overall color scheme and new fonts that help reduce eye strain and make it easier to work for long sessions. The new interface is scalable and has been designed to look great on high DPI monitors, such as retina displays. New top down navigation speeds up layout selections and also gives users more flexibility to customize their workspace. The new multi-camera editing feature of DaVinci Resolve 12 lets editors cut programs from multiple sources in real time. DaVinci Resolve 12 can synchronize camera angles based on timecode, audio waveforms, or in/out points. The source monitor displays a grid containing the camera angles and plays them all back in sync while the editor makes cuts to the audio and/or video.
In addition to multi-camera editing, DaVinci Resolve 12 also features several enhancements to the core editing tools. All trim modes, multi-slip, slide, ripple and roll have been extended and editors can now select multiple points for dynamic trimming and asymmetric trimming of clips, even if they’re on the same track. Timelines can be nested, edited together and expanded or collapsed in place to greatly simplify editing of large multi scene projects. New transition curves let editors create and edit custom curves for transition parameters and new on-screen controls let editors see and adjust motion paths directly in the timeline viewer."
The software also includes a new audio engine that offers higher sampling rates and better playback performance, also media management has been redesigned to accommodate editorial workflows. But the core grading and color correction tools have also been improved and the software now even supports remote rendering.
The update to DaVinci Resolve 12 will be available in July for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current DaVinci Resolve customers.