Blackmagic Design has announced a new DaVinci Resolve update which it says works up to five times faster on the new Apple Mac models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
With DaVinci Resolve 17.4, customers can now play back, edit and grade 8K projects even faster, and can work with up to 12 streams of 8K footage.
It also increases the decoding speed of 12K Blackmagic RAW files, making it over three times faster, while H.265 rendering is also 1.5 times faster.
In addition, DaVinci Neural Engine performance is up to four times faster, for real time facial recognition, object detection and smart reframing.
Support for ProMotion 120Hz displays makes playback and editing incredibly smooth and HDR viewers are also supported on the new Apple MacBook HDR displays.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also adds Dropbox Replay integration so projects will flow smoothly from DaVinci Resolve Studio directly to Dropbox Replay for easy video review and approval.
Other features include quick and easy render set up with dedicated Dropbox and Dropbox Replay presets as well as automatic background uploads that are monitored for status and confirmed when complete.
For subtitling, DaVinci Resolve 17.4 includes automatic resizing of backgrounds and cursor placement when creating captions, as well as nested timeline subtitle tracks now auto-populating the main timeline to speed up creating captions.
There are also improvements to the edit page such as better functionality for position curves in the timeline, so customers can more easily adjust the ease in and out points.
Customers will also now be able to use DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor to switch between cameras in multicam clips on the edit page making it faster to cut programs together.
Combined with improved vertical layouts, rotation and line direction when working with Text+, this will enable customers to work in a wider range of languages and layouts.
A new Resolve FX called custom mixer allows customers to combine effects and make adjustments to grades with finer control.
Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO, said: “This amazing update gives customers massive performance gains on the new Apple MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and Max processors. It completely transforms workflows and unlocks some incredible creative potential.
“What’s exciting is simply by downloading this free DaVinci Resolve update customers will get all these features for free.
“To have the capability now to easily edit and color grade Blackmagic RAW 8K footage in HDR and all on a laptop while you’re miles away from the studio is incredible.
“Plus the ability to easily collaborate on projects with Dropbox Replay makes it such an exciting time for our customers to be out there creating content. We’re very excited to see what our customers can do with this amazing update to DaVinci Resolve.”