Blackmagic Design has just released a new DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta 8 update for the latest Macs running Apple M1 processors. In addition, this update is also compatible with Mac OS Big Sur.
Furthermore, new features include added support on Apple Silicon platforms for importing and exporting AAF timelines, encoding Panasonic AVC formats and decoding and encoding Sony formats including Sony RAW.
More Pro Video Codec Support for M1 Macs
This is kind of a big deal for those editors, who often work with pro codecs and formats and want to build a decent M1 editing station around the Mac Mini 2020 or the MacBook Pro. Such professional formats include Sony’s proprietary X-OCN raw format featured in their flagship Sony VENICE camera.
The speed and efficiency of the new Apple Silicon enabled entry-level Macs is truly astounding. And to think that this is just the beginning is kind of eye-opening.
Future, more powerful Apple Silicon MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch models as well as a new iMac are rumored to appear before the end of the year. And sometime in 2022 hopefully a top-of-the-line Mac Pro with an M1X, M2 (or whatever they end up calling) the rumoured 32-core Apple Silicon chip.
But for now, if you are running an M1 Mac (either a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro 13, or MacBook Air) and you’re using Resolve, you may want to update to the new 17.1 beta.
DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta 8 for M1 – What’s New?
Added support for the following on M1 Macs:
- importing and exporting AAF timelines.
- encoding Panasonic AVC formats.
- decoding and encoding Sony formats.
- decoding Sony RAW formats.
- General performance and stability improvements.
To download Resolve 17.1 Beta 8 for the new Apple Silicon Macs head over to the Blackmagic Design support pages.