DaVinci Resolve 17 final now available in native Apple M1 flavour

Mar 11, 2021

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

DaVinci Resolve 17 final now available in native Apple M1 flavour

Mar 11, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Blackmagic has announced that DaVinci Resolve 17, released just a couple of weeks ago, is now also available as an Apple M1 native application. As with the beta, the version built specifically for Apple Silicon is version 17.1. Final releases have been made for both the free and Studio version of DaVinci Reoslve and are available to download now from the Blackmagic website.

After Adobe’s announcement yesterday of Photoshop also seeing its native M1 version come out of beta, Apple’s new Silicon-based systems are starting to look even more attractive to creatives.

The updates listed in the final release of both the free and Studio versions of DaVinci Resolve are essentially identical, however the Studio version also adds support for hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding of 10-Bit H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

DaVinci Resolve 17.1 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 16.2.8 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you back up your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 17.1

  • Support for Apple Silicon based Mac OS systems.
  • H.265 4:2:2 hardware decode support on Apple Silicon.
  • H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Intel decode support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Intel encode support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Support for GPU decoding of RED clips in OpenCL processing mode.
  • Option to always perform copy and paste actions on selected color nodes.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Along with DaVinci Resolve, Fusion Studio 17.1 for the Apple M1 also came out of beta yesterday. Blackmagic Fusion, DaVinci Resolve free and DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.1 for the Apple M1 are available to download now from the Blackmagic website.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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