Christmas comes early with a new free version of Resolve called DaVinci Resolve Lite and DaVinci Resolve 8, which is a free update for existing customers.
DaVinci Resolve Lite
First, the limitations: DaVinci Resolve Lite limits projects to SD and HD resolutions, only two color correction nodes, a single processing GPU and a single RED rocket card. Also, Stereoscopic 3D features, noise reduction, power mastering, remote grading and sharing projects with an external database server are features only offered in the full DaVinci Resolve.
But, DaVinci Resolve Lite still includes high quality optical resizing, curve grading, XML import and export, 32 bit float processing, YRGB image processing, multi layer timelines, stabilization, window tracking, primary and secondary color correction, real time processing, capture and playback with deck control, compatibility with third party control panels and more.
DaVinci Resolve Lite will be available in July
Blackmagic: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve Lite
DaVinci Resolve 8
New features in DaVinci Resolve 8 include multi layer timeline support with editing, and XML import and export with Apple Final Cut Pro. The new DaVinci Resolve 8 now includes OpenCL processing to allow use on Apple iMac and MacBook Pro computers. Advanced processing tools have been added for real time noise reduction, curve grading, advanced multi point stabilization as well as automatic stereoscopic 3D image alignment. DaVinci Resolve 8 also supports the Avid Artist Color control panel and also offers ALE export to relink graded DNxHD files back into Avid editors.
DaVinci Resolve 8 will be available in June
Blackmagic: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8
Blackmagic also announced a slew of other gear including: DecLink 4K, UltraStudio SDI, New ATEM Production Switchers Model Lineup, and HyperDeck Shuttle, a new disk recorder that captures uncompressed 10 bit SDI or HDMI video onto Solid State Disks (SSDs).
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