What’s New in Davinci Resolve 16.1

This is a no-charge update for all existing customers. You can download this update from the Blackmagic Design support web site. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/sg/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion

While there is no change of the database format from v16, DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1 requires a firmware update for the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1

Features marked with * are in progress and may change before the final release

• Sync Bin view which shows synced clip cutaways for the current shot on the timeline in a live multi-view for up to 9 cameras
• Support for automatically grouping shots from one camera by analyzing timecode and camera number metadata
• Live overwrite from the Sync Bin multi-view where the desired camera number can be pressed on the keyboard and the cut away length can be adjusted live with the scroll dial
• Ability to extend the timeline from the Sync Bin view to easily find the next edit for your timeline
• Sync Clip window to perform timecode based, audio waveform based and in or out point based syncing for clips
• Smart Indicators on the timeline which show where the closest edit points are based on the playhead position
• Boring detector with timeline indicators to detect edits which are running too long
• Jump cut detector with timeline indicators for flash frames and jump cuts
• Close Up is now powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically identify faces in the clip and reframe the shot for a close up on the subject
• Support for a blade action in the toolbar
• Support for a new blended scroll mode in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard that dynamically toggles between scroll and jog based
• Support for a new transition dialog to quickly find and apply the desired transition to the closest edit point using the scroll dial on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
• Support for a new picture in picture mode to quickly apply a picture in picture edit by easily selecting the image quadrant using the scroll dial in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
• Support for performing a slide edit by Alt/Option + dragging the timeline clip overlay
• Support for adding bins and moving clips between bins in the media pool
• Improved thumbnail clip hover behavior when selecting and previewing source media in the viewer

• Support for always using embedded timecode for clip based formats even when using frame count timecode project setting
• Ability to copy and paste transitions across multiple edit points in the timeline
• Support for track name and track number burn-in and render tags
• Support for dragging adjustment clips to media pool
• Support for renaming adjustment clips in the inspector
• Support for showing or hiding individual panels using keyboard shortcuts
• Support for opening Final Cut Pro 7 XML files from Finder or Explorer to import media or timelines
• Improved performance when analyzing clips for detecting and classifying people
• Improved easing behavior when applying smoothness to position keyframes
• Improved results when syncing multicam clips and syncing video and audio clips using audio waveforms*
• Improved blade behavior when there is a clip selection

• Support for reading media with super scale applied in the Media Pool
• Improved memory management on compositions with multiple input layers
• Improved memory management on multi-GPU systems
• Improved viewer interactivity and playback performance on single GPU systems
• Improved render all savers status display
• Support for ACEScg as a gamut option

• ResolveFX Stop Motion
• ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins can now process and modify the alpha channel

• Support for viewing flags applied on the current clip on the video monitoring output*
• Support for an option to update the shared node grade from a version stored in a gallery still
• Ability to paste a power window by appending to the existing windows from the Power Windows option menu
• Support for a user preference under Color to restrict node navigation to color corrector nodes and avoid mixer nodes and splitter and combiner nodes
• Improved CIE scopes with a 1976 u’v’ view and the ability to show an additional reference gamut
• Improved color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
• Ability to step the timeline wipe frame forward and back from the view menu and using the relevant shortcuts
• Support for previewing timeline clip grades from the gallery when live preview is enabled

• Support for 96 KHz and 192 KHz sample rates at a project level for DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Support for clipping indicator for main buses on the Fairlight mixer
• Support for enabling extended bounce tail durations from the option menu for audio clips with reverb and other tail effects
• Support for customizing the tail duration threshold for reverb and other tail effects
• Support for automatically enabling Insert In for an audio track when manually patching track inputs
• Improved performance when loading and switching timelines
• Improved performance when generating waveform profiles for nested timelines
• Improved peak hold and decay behavior for meters in FairlightFX plugins
• Support for displaying and persisting individual audio effect windows on top of other windows

Media and Delivery
• Ability to preserve video essence for faster rendering of uncompressed clips without content changes
• Support for decoding and encoding ProRes IMFs
• Support for decoding and encoding DNxUncompressed half float formats
• Support for decoding IMA4 format audio in QuickTime clips
• Support for a preference to stop renders when a frame or clip cannot be processed
• Support for decoding floating point TIFF images
• Support for decoding DPX 10-bit RGBA files
• Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips using GPU acceleration on AMD graphics cards
• Improved encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K with support for 50fps in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to disable video on Pro Tools and audio only exports
• Ability to render adaptive audio tracks as discrete mono channels
• Ability to export subtitles when exporting a timeline to Pro Tools using the Deliver page preset
• Support for rendering embedded audio timecode for synced audio clips when using the Pro Tools export preset
• Support for GPU accelerated debayering on CUDA systems when decoding ARRIRAW clips using the ARRI SDK Full Res debayer
• Improved Vimeo render settings with options for setting description, visibility and password for the uploaded video
• Support for a warning when exporting an IMF or DCP package with an incorrect audio track setup
• Support for decoding spanned AVCHD MTS clips
• Improved playback speed when decoding JPEG 2000 clips
• Improved performance when media managing long wav files
• Improved behavior when rendering a single multi-channel audio track as individual wav files
• Improved ProRes 4444 playback performance
• Support for identifying and importing multiple Panasonic P2 shots in a single folder as separate clips

• Support for a full-screen viewer on an additional display on DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to halve the current playback speed as well as playback at half, quarter and 1/8th speed using the Play Slow command
• Ability to repeat alternate frames for 48fps clips in Clip Attributes to emulate 24fps capture and playback
• Improved playback quality for variable frame rate QuickTime files
• Support for disabling unbuffered I/O for any Media Storage location on Mac systems
• Support for decoding ALAC files on Windows and Linux systems
• Support for an option to optimize projects in disk databases by Option/Alt right clicking a project in the project manager
• Support for accessing and editing project notes from the File menu
• Support for choosing the preferred network interface from the project server application when sharing databases and generating access keys
• General performance and stability improvements

Minimum system requirements

• macOS 10.14.6 Mojave 
• 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
• Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
• CUDA Driver version 418.105
• NVIDIA Driver version – As required by your GPU
• RED Rocket-X Driver and Firmware or later
• RED Rocket Driver and Firmware or later

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