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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17.2 Update Available to Download

M1 Mac users get better 8K H.265 decode performance

blackmagic davinci resolve 17.2 update

Blackmagic Design just released another update for DaVinci Resolve with much faster application start-up time and ACES 1.2 support.

In addition, the latest DaVinci Resolve 17.2 Update brings other improvements to your editing, color grading and VFX workflow. Improvements include changing the live save setting to be the default so your latest changes are automatically saved.

Faster Startup Times and 8K H.265 Decode on M1 Macs

Also, there are some updates in the audio department. Audio updates include the ability to apply and manage crossfades directly in the Fairlight timeline, enabling you to add flexible curves and make easy adjustments to crossfade lengths across multiple clips and tracks.

Editors now have more control over track processing in the Fairlight mixer, allowing them to choose the order you would like any EQ, dynamics and effects changes to be applied.

Furthermore, the ability to rename individual timeline clips on the cut, edit or Fairlight pages allows users to cut up a long clip on the timeline and rename the smaller clips to help easily identify their content.

Template Bundles for Fusion

For Fusion, Resolve 17.2 brings support for template bundles, meaning you can share a group of effects and compositions in one simple file. When the file is opened, the effects will be automatically added to your Fusion template library.

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This update also adds support for decoding AV1 clips on Windows computers and MKV clips across all platforms.

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17 beta
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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17.2 Improvements

  • Significantly improved start-up performance
  • Live save is now on by default
  • ACES color science 1.2 support
  • Ability to update RMD metadata files for R3D clips.
  • Better color management for Blackmagic RAW Gen 5 color science.
  • Improved decode performance for 8K H.265 clips on Apple Silicon M1 Macs.
  • Added support for:

    • custom naming for individual timeline clips.
    • adding transitions by double clicking or dragging to viewer.
    • for decoding AV1 clips on Windows.
    • accelerated AV1 decodes on supported Intel, NVIDIA and AMD platforms.
    • decoding MKV clips.
    • exporting IMSC-1 compatible TTML captions in IMF clips.
    • option to include project name subfolder in media management.
    • for pasting HDR and color warper attributes in the Color page.
    • Fusion template bundles.
    • applying and managing crossfades in the Fairlight timeline.
    • a batch fade and crossfade editor in the Fairlight page.
    • persisting Fairlight edit mode between application restarts.
    • moving audio clips to match timeline timecode position.
    • setting handles when performing audio only renders.
    • controlling track processing order in the Fairlight mixer.
    • accessing Fairlight patch and link in the edit and deliver page.
    • ability to show or hide specific audio I/O ports for patching in Fairlight.
    • for Fairlight console firmware 1.6 with full FlexBus mixing support.
    • for selecting per-clip ACES DCTLs from context menu.
    • for new IDTs for the Canon EOS-R5 cameras.
    • Option to use white point adaptation in project settings for RCM workflows.
    • Option to use white point adaptation in Resolve FX color space transform.
    • for codec passthrough when rendering IMF JPEG2000 clips.
    • for trimming Sony Raw and XAVC MXF in media management.
    • reading gyroscopic metadata on Sony Venice clips.

Other Improvements:

  • Improved waveform displays in the Fairlight timeline.
  • Improved auto scroll behaviour when dragging clips in the Fairlight timeline.
  • spatial and temporal deinterlace quality.
  • curves range display for position and zoom on the edit timeline.
  • Improved scripting API with ability to:
    • import custom frame sequences.
    • to delete timelines.
    • to query current page.
    • the ability to add generators and titles.
    • to specify render alpha options.
    • to switch layout presets.
    • to quit the application.
  • Improved iXML data support with AAF export workflows.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

To download the latest DaVinci Resolve 17.2 update, head over to Blackmagic Design’s support pages here.

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