What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1

Key new features

  • Support for decoding Blackmagic RAW clips from Blackmagic Design cameras
  • Support for audio ducking using sidechain compression in track dynamics in the Fairlight page
  • Support for round tripping audio clips to third party audio processing applications from the Fairlight timeline
  • Support for an IMF preset to generate Netflix IMF deliverables
  • Support for creating and delivering supplemental IMF packages
  • Support for Photon validation of IMF packages


Fairlight

  • Support for audio ducking using sidechain compression in track dynamics
  • Support for round tripping audio clips to third party audio processing applications from the Fairlight timeline
  • Support for caching clips with FairlightFX and AudioFX
  • Support for bouncing clips with FairlightFX and AudioFX to a new layer
  • Support for sub-bus and aux-bus routing in nested timelines
  • Support for solo-safe for audio tracks by Cmd/Ctrl+Option/Alt clicking the Solo button in the Fairlight mixer
  • Support for pasting attributes to audio tracks
  • Support for removing attributes from audio tracks
  • Support for Fairlight FX Soft Clipper
  • Support for clip level panning in the Edit and Fairlight page inspector


Fusion

  • Support for creating and opening new Fusion compositions from the Media Pool
  • Support for Fusion composition generators in the Edit page effects library for creating comps without source media
  • Support for Loader nodes in the Fusion node graph
  • Support for automatically scaling the frame range sliders to the edit range


Edit

  • Support for showing source timecode overlays for audio and video tracks in the timeline viewer
  • Support for displaying clip marker annotations and overlays for the selected clip marker under the playhead
  • Support for holding shift while modifying title, transform and dynamic zoom viewer overlays to restrict motion to the vertical or horizontal direction
  • Support for an indicator for clips with color grading and Fusion comp updates available in collaborative projects
  • Support for actions to update either a single clip or all clips with color grading or Fusion comp updates in collaborative projects
  • Support for duplicating multiple selected timelines in the media pool
  • Support for displaying the multicam angle name in the timeline, source viewer and the color page clip information
  • Support for keywords in clip and timeline markers
  • Support for a marker keywords column on the edit index
  • Support for exporting subtitle files in project archives
  • Support for inserting media pool clips in order of filename when creating a timeline using clips
  • Support for importing subclips when importing media from Final Cut Pro 7 XMLs
  • Improved freeze-frame behavior to freeze the clip forward from the playhead instead of the whole clip


Color

  • Support for ResolveFX and OpenFX static keyframes from the keyframe context menu
  • Support for ACES 1.1
  • Support for accessing and selecting from multiple inputs for OpenFX nodes
  • Support for modifying temperature and tint values in the Camera Raw widget without needing to manually set white balance to custom
  • Improved behavior for the ResolveFX Warper plugin


Media and Deliver

  • Support for decoding Blackmagic RAW clips from Blackmagic Design cameras
  • Support for an IMF preset to generate Netflix IMF deliverables
  • Support for creating and delivering supplemental IMF packages
  • Support for Photon validation of IMF packages
  • Support for stereoscopic 3D multi-view EXR files
  • Support for encoding per frame timecode metadata in Grass Valley HQ and HQX clips
  • Improved layer metadata support when importing PSD images in Fusion


General

  • Improved playback performance on large timelines in a zoomed out state
  • Improved performance and interactivity in the Fusion page
  • Improved performance of some title templates available in the Effects Library
  • Improved thumbnail loading speed when switching bins in the media pool
  • Improved scripting support with the ability to import and export Fusion comps
  • Support for automatic generation of MD5 media hash lists from Clone Tool operations
  • Addressed an issue where searching by marker name or marker notes would not work in thumbnail view
  • Addressed an issue where switching multicam angles would not refresh the thumbnails
  • Addressed an issue where some edit operations would lead to video transitions being placed outside frame boundaries
  • Addressed an issue where turning off stroke for a subtitle would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where the minimum height for audio tracks in the Edit timeline would not be set correctly
  • Addressed an issue where subtitle files with overlapping captions would not be imported correctly
  • Addressed an issue where compositing compound clips on top of clips with transitions would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where middle-clicking to pan the Edit timeline would sometimes deselect clips
  • Addressed an issue where Text+ clip thumbnails would sometimes be shown as media offline
  • Addressed an issue where adding a Text+ tool to a power bin would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where selecting a Fusion comp in a Power Bin would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where opening or saving a Fusion macro in the macro editor would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where channel mapping changes for EXR clips on the Fusion page would not be persisted across application restarts
  • Addressed an issue where removing curve in the MediaIn tool in sRGB gamma space would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where importing SVG files would incorrectly ignore a user-specified input resolution
  • Addressed an issue where the channel chooser would show incorrect labels when multi-channel EXR files were loaded in the Fusion viewer
  • Addressed an issue where adding particles would cause the application to hang
  • Addressed an issue where enabling motion blur for mask tools in Fusion page would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where repositioning matte masks of different resolutions in the Fusion viewer would sometimes show incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where some FairlightFX controls with automation would not correctly reflect their automation status
  • Addressed an issue where pasting a long clip on the Fairlight timeline would sometimes change the timeline zoom
  • Addressed an issue where the Bus format dialog would display the wrong Main bus formats when switching between timelines
  • Addressed an issue where adding audio plugins to a linked audio track would behave incorrectly
  • Addressed an issue where selecting linked audio tracks for rendering would show the incorrect format
  • Addressed an issue where recording audio to linked tracks would record only to the first track in the group
  • Addressed an issue where unlinking a linked track group would not retain boom settings
  • Addressed an issue where resizing some audio transitions would not work properly
  • Addressed an issue where ADR recordings would not be visible when opening older projects
  • Addressed an issue where playing back audio files with specific sample rates would result in some artefacts
  • Addressed an issue where dragging the scrollbar in the Fairlight timeline in locked playhead mode would cause playback to stop
  • Addressed an issue where the mute setting for aux bus sends would not be honored when using the pre-fader option
  • Addressed an issue where an audio track would not be automatically disarmed when un-patched
  • Addressed an issue where switching to the Fairlight page would sometimes cause an audible pop
  • Addressed an issue where adjusting sliders in the CameraRAW palette would not refresh the viewer smoothly
  • Addressed an issue where previewing composite modes on a layer mixer node would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where viewing clips with handles with backups and live save enabled would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where the unmix mode and looped playback states would not be persisted across application restarts
  • Addressed an issue where toggling Clip, Timeline and Unmix from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel would not work with multiple logins on CentOS 7.3 systems
  • Addressed an issue where rippling grades to a group would not work if unmix mode was enabled
  • Addressed an issue where performing a flip in Clip Attributes in stereoscopic 3D clips would cause power windows to behave incorrectly
  • Addressed an issue where remote grading on clips that have OFX plugins applied would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where duplicating a timeline with a shared node would not correctly copy the shared node
  • Addressed an issue where Quicktime files rendered with Dolby Vision tone mapping would have incorrect colorspace and gamma tags
  • Addressed an issue where Resolve was unable to decode some AAC audio clips
  • Addressed an issue where rendered 5.1 and 7.1 Linear PCM audio would not have the correct channel mapping metadata
  • Addressed an issue where importing some projects from older versions of DaVinci Resolve would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where projects inside a folder in Project Manager could not be loaded using scripting API
  • General performance and stability improvements




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