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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 17.1.1 Update Available

Mac users with the latest Apple Silicon Macs now get better 10bit 4K H.264 decoding performance

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Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve 17.1.1 update which adds support for hardware accelerated decoding of 10bit H.264 M1 Macs.

This is great news for anyone working in Resolve 17.1 on a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac Mini equipped with Apple’s own M1 chips and using any 4K mirrorless camera recording native video in an H.264 based codec.

This basically includes the latest Sony a7sIII, Lumix S1H, S5, and others. Moreover, Resolve 17.1.1 update also adds support for Blackmagic BRAW 2.1 beta 4. 

The company has been updating Resolve 17 at a rapid pace adding some significant improvements. You can catch-up with the previous update here and also read more about the full Resolve 17 version, which is now shipping here.

Furthermore, this update also improves reliability when restoring older database backups making it easier to work with projects from earlier versions of DaVinci Resolve.


Also, this update provides editors with better audio performance in various playback scenarios such as those including different sample rates.

In addition, this update includes an improved scripting API for setting multiple metadata values at a time, more accurate format metadata when rendering DNxHR clips and improved functionality for Resolve FX blanking fill when working with multilayer timelines.

For Fusion there is better brightness for ambient light in 3D Camera setups and smoother render in place functionality for Fusion composition clips.

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17.1.1 Update Details:

  • Added support for Blackmagic RAW 2.1 Beta 4
  • 10-bit H.264 hardware decode support on Apple Silicon M1 Macs:
  • Addressed the following issues with:
    • restoring older database backups
    • audio glitches in some playback scenarios
    • with interlaced timelines
    • incorrect format metadata when rendering DNxHR clips
    • incorrect brightness for ambient light in 3D Camera setups
    • render in place issues for some fusion composition clips
    • issues with Resolve FX Blanking Fill in multi layer timelines
  • Improved scripting API for setting multiple metadata values at a time
  • Faster Sony 8K alpha playback on 2019 Mac Pro
  • General performance and stability improvements

Head over to Blackmagic Design’s support pages here to download the latest Resolve 17.1.1 update. See the minimum system requirements for Windows, MacOS, and Linux below.

DaVinci Resolve M1 Macbook pro Apple Silicon
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Minimum system requirements:

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 12.0 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.
  • GPU which supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2.

Windows – minimum system requirements:

  • Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU

Linux – Minimum system requirements:

  • CentOS 7.3
  • 32 GB of system memory
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU

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