What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16

Features marked with * are in progress.
Features marked with ^ have additional descriptions below

Key new features

  • Addition of all-new Cut page
  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Multiple performance improvements with significantly faster Fusion processing
  • Collaboration workflow improvements - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
  • Upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo
  • Quick Export for quickly performing renders from all pages
  • Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
  • Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Significantly improved GPU accelerated real-time scopes
  • Initial immersive 3D audio support including Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, MPEG-H, and SMPTE ST 2098 - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Free foley sound effects library available from the Blackmagic Design support website for use in DaVinci Resolve

Cut

  • Dual timelines with the ability to quickly navigate or edit anywhere on the timeline
  • Ability to use Source Tape mode to preview multiple media pool clips as a sequence of shots
  • Dedicated trim tool in the viewer to allow for frame-accurate trimming
  • Fast review mode with adaptive preview speeds to quickly review footage
  • Intelligent editing behavior based on playhead proximity to edit points
  • Dedicated edit and transition buttons
  • Compact viewer controls for context-specific actions including transform, audio, text and effects
  • Ability to access and edit all DaVinci Resolve transitions, effects and Fusion title templates
  • Multiple media pool sort and display modes - including new filmstrip mode and new list mode with thumbnails
  • Easy access to Quick Export options to export and share videos

Performance

  • User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes^
  • Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library^
  • Improved Fusion playback performance
  • Improved caching performance for clips with Fusion comps
  • Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
  • Improved performance when playing back Fusion clips with cached effects
  • Improved performance with support for GPU-accelerated scopes
  • Improved performance for the Super Scale algorithm powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved playback performance on Linux systems with a single NVIDIA GPU

Collaboration

  • Per-system render cache for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to create and modify markers in the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to modify clip metadata and flags from the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to display and change clip color from the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to load collaboration projects in read only mode - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ in collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to see the machine and IP address of the user who is currently using a non-collaboration project
  • Options to show or hide flags and markers of specific colors
  • Ability to delete markers and flags by color

Edit

  • Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project^
  • Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips^
  • Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Custom safe areas for titles and actions^
  • Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip^
  • Video orientation angle in the Clip Attributes dialog
  • Ease in and out position keyframes in the curves editor
  • Ability to view and edit keyframes for OpenFX plugins in timeline curves
  • Stabilize video clips from the Inspector
  • Support for pasting color correction properties from the Paste Attributes dialog
  • Improved audio behavior when scrubbing in the Edit and Media page viewers
  • Temporarily enable/disable snapping for titles on the viewer using the Alt/Opt key
  • All available viewer area is automatically used for 2-up and 4-up displays
  • Blade operations on a selected clip results in the preceding section being selected
  • Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers^
  • Support for a larger selection of words in the keyword dictionary from workspace menu
  • Ability to group and manage smart bins using folders
  • User preference to automatically create smart bin categories from media pool clips based on keywords, shot, scene and people metadata
  • Ability to duplicate existing smart bins
  • Ability to toggle between searching all media pool bins and current bin
  • Support for Go to In/Go to Out functions for three point edits even when preview marks are not visible
  • Support for switching the video monitoring output when toggling between source and timeline viewer in gang mode
  • Automatic updating of the Usage in Media Pool list view
  • Project setting to limit reel name matching to a specific number of characters when conforming or color tracing timelines^
  • Project setting to ignore a specific number of characters from the beginning of the reel name when conforming or color tracing timelines^
  • Newly pasted clips are now automatically selected
  • Ability to render broadcast wave files with support for metadata when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
  • Improved handling of video codec defaults and audio file names when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
  • Ability to switch buses for monitoring from the Edit page
  • Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options^
  • Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers^

Fusion

  • Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
  • Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
  • Improved Fusion playback performance
  • Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
  • Support for MultiSampling in the 3D Renderer
  • Ability to flexibly scale animation with changing clip lengths
  • Improved performance when playing back cached Fusion clips
  • Improved responsiveness of Fusion viewer interactions when using a Wacom tablet
  • Ability to view and edit Fusion composition names from the clip thumbnail context menu
  • Improved memory management on large Fusion compositions with a high layer count
  • Improved GPU memory utilization for Fusion compositions with temporal processing
  • Improved performance for Change Depth with new Error Diffusion option
  • Improved performance and accuracy for Camera Tracker, with support for lens distortion
  • Improved performance with Fusion Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion TimeSpeed and TimeStretch with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Planar Tracker
  • Improved performance for B-Spline rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Vector Motion Blur and motion blur in other tools with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion Color operations with GPU acceleration support

Color

  • All new scopes engine
    • GPU accelerated with real-time performance
    • Option to apply a low pass filter for cleaner views
    • CIE scope for viewing gamut distribution
    • Option to set quality of the scopes
    • Additional YRGB and YCbCr modes in Parade
    • Option to see extents in Parade and Waveform
    • Option to colorize Parade and Waveform
    • Additional luminance and chroma modes in Waveform
    • Ability to set ranges and view shadows, midtones and highlights independently in the Vectorscope
    • Ability to view individual or combined extents for shadows, midtones and highlights in the Vectorscope
    • Additional YRGB mode in the Histogram
  • Option to see input or output histograms in the background of custom curves
  • Option to see input or output histograms in the background of HSL curves
  • Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine^
  • Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output^
  • Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer^
  • Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX^
  • Ability to adjust the thumbnail size for timeline and lightbox to view a larger range of clips
  • Ability to copy and paste attributes between nodes
  • Ability to step forward and backward by 1 second
  • Ability to mark in-out ranges, mark current clip or clear ranges in the timeline for looped playback and to perform quick exports of specific sections
  • New smart filter for clips with edit sizing
  • New smart filter for clips with specific ResolveFX or OpenFX applied
  • Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels^
  • Additional strength controls for advanced video stabilization
  • Tracks can be enabled/disabled from the application menu and using shortcuts
  • Option to monitor stereoscopic content using line by line with the first line being even
  • List view mode for gallery stills and PowerGrades
  • Ability to update and navigate the current timeline wipe using the Timelines section in the gallery
  • Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery^
  • Support for a new Selected Still Images split screen mode
  • Accessing clip attributes from the thumbnail context menu
  • Revealing media in Media Pool from the thumbnail context menu
  • Revealing applied LUT in LUT browser from the node context menu
  • Support for Canon C700 IDTs in ACES workflows
  • Support for tooltips with track names in the Color page timeline
  • Support for AstroDesign ALog OETF in Resolve Color Management workflows
  • Support for 203 nit gamma mapping in Color Management settings when performing SDR to HDR color space conversions
  • Ability to pan and tilt an image beyond the project resolution in input, node and output sizing
  • Modifying Canon and Panasonic Camera Raw controls from the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Advanced Panels
  • Switching tabs automatically when adjusting primary parameters from DaVinci Resolve panels

ResolveFX

  • ResolveFX Stylize powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • ResolveFX Analog Damage in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Pencil Sketch in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Chromatic Aberration in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Chromatic Adaptation
  • ResolveFX Vignette
  • ResolveFX Invert Color
  • ResolveFX Drop Shadow
  • Support for the ResolveFX Blanking Fill, Lens Blur and Tilt Shift Blur in the Fusion page
  • Support for the ResolveFX Patch Replacer in the Edit page
  • Support for integrated beauty enhancements in ResolveFX Face Refinement
  • Improved ResolveFX Beauty with a new Auto mode, better edge behavior, individual controls and larger parameter ranges
  • Improved ResolveFX Scanline
  • Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins^
  • Improved behavior for ResolveFX plugins with support for processing the alpha channel in the Edit timeline
  • Improved ResolveFX Blanking Fill with better defaults, support for more granular cropping and easier controls
  • Improved ResolveFX Warper with support for keyframing
  • Improved ResolveFX Dead Pixel with support for keyframing
  • Improved ResolveFX Colorspace Transform with support for SMPTE-C and Gamma 2.5

Fairlight

  • Initial support for Dolby Atmos audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Initial support for Auro-3D audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Initial support for MPEG-H audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio*
  • Initial support for SMPTE ST 2098 3D audio from DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for B-Chain monitoring in the Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for labeling and protecting specific speakers from unwanted signal patching from the B-Chain port setup
  • Support for a larger variety of track formats including support for 3D audio formats
  • FairlightFX Frequency Analyzer
  • FairlightFX Limiter
  • FairlightFX Phase Meter
  • FairlightFX Dialog Processor*
  • FairlightFX Foley Sampler
  • Elastic Wave adaptive audio timing
  • Ability to save and recall multiple track automation mixes
  • Ability to copy, paste, edit and erase user selected portions of track automation data from the Fairlight menu
  • Improved viewing and control of 3D pans in the Fairlight pan tool
  • Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator via Thunderbolt expander for macOS
  • Support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded audio content
  • Viewing and editing automation parameters for buses in the timeline view
  • New loudness monitoring standards - including ATSC, 1770 and R128 standards
  • Improved clip normalization with an option to set loudness standards
  • Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline^
  • Ability to reset playback volume by Alt/Opt-clicking the volume slider
  • Media path mapping for the Sound Library
  • Ability to save and recall full console library presets

Codecs and Delivery

  • Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages^
  • Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode^
  • Decoding iOS Voice Memo, including lossless formats
  • Improved support for decoding and linking IMF supplemental packages in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for 20th Century Fox IMF preset in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Option for DCP quantization levels when rendering using the Kakadu JPEG2000 codecs
  • User alert when the render resolution is larger than the timeline resolution
  • Ability to use Super Scale in timeline output scaling in order to perform upscaling on renders and deliveries
  • Support for encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for trimming MXF clips with temporal codecs in media management
  • Ability to minimize or disable viewer updates during rendering
  • AMD hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • AMD hardware accelerated encoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved support for NVIDIA H.264 and H.265 rendering parameters on the Delivery page on Windows and Linux in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved support for Intel Quick Sync H.264 and H.265 parameters on the Delivery page on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Option to select the hardware acceleration method for decoding H.264 and H.265 on Windows and Linux - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
  • Improved performance when encoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
  • Option to select hardware or software encoding for H.264 in macOS
  • Ability to set the Entropy mode when encoding H.264 on macOS
  • Improved display of options for H.265 profiles with implicit bit depth selection in the Deliver page on macOS
  • Improved HDR metadata encoding when rendering to H.265
  • Improved performance when encoding to AVI formats
  • Support for D-Gamut and D-Log for DJI RAW clips
  • Support for GPU accelerated decoding of Canon RAW clips using the Canon SDK
  • Support for decoding Canon C700 Full Frame clips
  • Support decoding Canon RAW clips in half res and quarter res mode
  • Support for decoding and encoding Avid DNxUncompressed formats
  • Support for decoding ARRI HDE clips
  • Ability to control QuantScale and MaxFrameSizeInPercent parameters when encoding to Grass Valley formats
  • Improved IMF composition settings options with the ability to rename native assets
  • Improved naming support for native DCP and IMF renders
  • Removed folder extensions from IMF/DCP renders

General

  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Exporting videos directly to YouTube^
  • Exporting videos directly to Vimeo^
  • Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences^
  • Ability to check for software updates from the DaVinci Resolve menu
  • Playback speed indicators in Resolve viewers
  • Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve^
  • Ability to hide the page navigation bar from the Workspace menu
  • Ability to enable or disable focused panel indicators in DaVinci Resolve
  • Ability to list and navigate to open Media Pool windows from the Workspace menu
  • Support for automatically checking for software updates when connected to the internet
  • Support for Russian user interface
  • Improved Live Save behavior on the Fusion and Color pages
  • Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu^
  • Support for using timeline name and project name as burn in and render tags
  • Support for editing descriptions and comments columns for timelines in the Media Page
  • Ability to view the GPU Processing mode when set to Auto
  • Support for using DaVinci Resolve Studio dongles to enable Fusion Studio
  • General stability and performance improvements

Developer

  • Ability for OpenFX plugins to access any frame from the current clip
  • Scripting support for python 3.7
  • Discoverable scripting APIs in python and python 3
  • Combo boxes in Davinci CTL plugins
  • Ability to encrypt and specify expiry dates for DaVinci CTLs
  • Ability to query current timecode and current clip using the scripting API
  • Improved scripting support for importing, exporting and restoring projects and archives
  • Improved scripting support for listing, loading, renaming and deleting Fusion compositions and Color versions



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