DaVinci Resolve has come a very long way over the last few years. From its humble existing as the colour grading tool of choice, it’s grown into a full-blown editor that now easily competes with the established big boys in the non-linear editing world, like Premiere Pro, Final Cut and Avid. After several months of beta testing, Blackmagic has now announced the final release of version 16.1, including a lot of updates.
If you’ve been shooting the popular BMPCC4K you know that that BRAW is a great codec. It is very light on the computer on one hand, and preserve a lot of information on the other hand. It was natively supported in DaVinci Resolve, but you had to to get a $25 third-party plugin to run it in Premiere.
Today Black Magic released an official FREE plugin that supports both Premiere and Avid. You can download the plugin here.
The big news lately from the Adobe camp is Content-aware Fill for video in Adobe After Effects. But Adobe isn’t the only company who has been working on such a feature. Blackmagic’s latest DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta update also includes a similar feature, along with a slew of other major updates.
We spoke with Blackmagic at NAB 2019 to find out more about the new features that have come to DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta.
If you’ve not yet discovered DaVinci Resolve, it’s essentially Blackmagic’s answer to Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audion all rolled into one – but with a way better colour correction system. Now, Blackmagic, the company behind Resolve, has just released 8 solid hours of video training to show you how to use it.
For most stills photographers, the only measure of exposure that many of us see (besides the camera’s built-in reflective meter) is the histogram; essentially a graph which covers the amount of each of the different brightness levels in your image. Although many photographers making the move to video might feel more comfortable shooting with a live histogram, they’re not the only ways to judge exposure. Nor necessarily even the best.
In this video, Casey Faris walks us through the three main scopes available in DaVinci Resolve. The waveform, the RGB parade, and the vectorscope. These scopes are also built into many video cameras and external monitors now, too. Once you learn how to read them, you’ll be able to get exactly the exposure & colour you want.
Since Blackmagic combined Resolve, Fusion and Fairlight in the Resolve 15 Beta, I’ve been waiting for this one to get its final stable release. I’ve been using Resolve on and off for the last few years. Little bits here and there. Nowhere near as much as I probably should. But since the integration and 15 Beta release, I’ve been forcing myself to get used to it.
Now, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15 is out of beta and the final version has now been released. It’s got hundreds of new features over Resolve 14, and it’s seen more than a few performance enhancements.
External GPUs have become a big thing for MacBook and other laptop users lately. With limited internal graphics, an external GPU can speed up your workflow tremendously – although it does kind of defeat the portability of it being a laptop.
The recently announced Blackmagic eGPU, sold exclusively by Apple, might not be the best option, though, unless you’re only planning to use DaVinci Resolve. As this review from photoshopCAFE shows, it’s not so great with anything else.
If the price is the only factor stopping you from diving into the world of serious video editing, there we have some good news. Many Hollywood-level post-production tricks can be performed by means of free software. Here we have 5 programs available at zero cost and technically capable of competing with some features of Premiere Pro or Vegas.
We’ll take a closer look at each of these solutions, talk about their strengths, as well as the weaknesses. Well find out if such a thing as free professional video editing software exists, and if so, what it is good for.
The hotly anticipated follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner, is finally here. Blade Runner 2049 is largely being hailed as a cinematography success, although it isn’t performing quite as well as expected. One thing that has resonated with people, though, is the colour grade. Especially after yesterday in the UK.
In this video from Theo Miesner we learn how we to create this orange apocalyptic look look in post using DaVinci Resolve. Theo also shows us quickly how we can get a similar effect straight in the camera.
DaVinci Resolve just keeps getting better and better with each new announcement. A long time staple for cinematic colour correction & grading, Resolve recently started adding editing capabilities. Those still have a little way to go, but they’re coming along nicely. Today, though, they’ve announced that DaVinci Resolve is now available for Linux.
As well as the earlier URSA Mini Pro announcement, Blackmagic Design have also released two new control panels for DaVinci Resolve. These two new panels are relatively basic compared to the high end $30K advanced panel. But they do offer a great deal of flexibility and control at a fraction of the price.