Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15 With Fusion

The latest version of DaVinci Resolve 15 integrates Fusion, making it the world’s first solution to combine editing, color correction, audio post production, and now visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics in one software tool.

DaVinci Resolve 15 now gives users a true 3D workspace with more than 250 tools for compositing, vector paint, particles, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization, and more. DaVinci Resolve 15 also includes a major update to Fairlight audio, along with more than 100 new features and improvements for editing and color grading, such as a LUT browser, expanded HDR support, stacked timelines, and subtitle and closed captioning tools.  

VFX and Motion Graphics

For more than 30 years, Fusion has been one of Hollywood’s leading VFX tools. Now, it’s built into DaVinci Resolve, giving users a new Fusion page for feature film quality VFX and motion graphics animation.

To add VFX or motion graphics, users simply select a clip in the timeline on the Edit page and then click on the Fusion page where they can use Fusion’s dedicated node-based interface. Compositions created in the standalone version of Fusion can also be copied and pasted into DaVinci Resolve 15 projects.

The update has also added support for Apple Metal, multiple GPUs and CUDA acceleration, making Fusion in DaVinci Resolve faster than ever.

Adding Fusion to DaVinci Resolve will be completed over the next 12-18 months. Users can get started using DaVinci Resolve 15’s Fusion page today to complete nearly all of their VFX and motion graphics work. The standalone version of Fusion will also continue to be available for users who need it.

Audio Post Production

DaVinci Resolve 15 also features a huge update to the Fairlight audio page, including a complete ADR toolset, static and variable audio retiming with pitch correction, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a fixed playhead with scrolling timeline, shared sound libraries, support for legacy Fairlight projects, and built in cross platform plugins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel and de-esser.

Also, users no longer have to worry about audio plugins when moving between Mac, Windows and Linux because the FairlightFX plugins run natively on all three platforms.

Color Grading

With DaVinci Resolve 15, colorists get an entirely new LUT browser for quickly previewing and applying LUTs, along with new shared nodes that are linked so when one is changed they all change, multiple playheads for quickly referencing different shots in a program, over five times performance improvement for stabilization, improved noise reduction, new Super Scale HD to 8K up-rezzing, and new Resolve FX.

The update also expands HDR support with GPU accelerated Dolby Vision metadata analysis and native HDR 10+ grading controls.

Editing

DaVinci Resolve 15’s new editing features are designed to make cutting, trimming, organizing and working with large projects even better. DaVinci Resolve 15 has dramatically improved load times so that large projects with hundreds of timelines and thousands of clips now open instantly.

New stacked timelines and timeline tabs let editors see multiple timelines at once so they can quickly cut, paste, copy and compare scenes between timelines. There are also new markers with on-screen annotations, subtitle and closed captioning tools, auto save with versioning, greatly improved keyboard customization tools, new 2D and 3D Fusion title templates, image stabilization on the Edit page, a floating timecode window, improved organization and metadata tools, Netflix render presets with IMF support, and much more.

Collaboration

With DaVinci Resolve 15, all it takes is a single click to instantly move between editing, color, VFX and audio. This gives users creative flexibility because they can learn and explore different toolsets. It also enables collaboration so users with different specialties can work together on the same project at the same time. DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow dramatically speeds up post production because users no longer need to import, export or translate projects between different software applications, and work no longer needs to be conformed when changes are made.

The public beta of DaVinci Resolve 15 and DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio is available today as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website for all current DaVinci Resolve (free) and DaVinci Resolve Studio ($299) users. DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio includes all of the features available in the free version, as well as multi-user collaboration, 3D, VR, dozens of additional filters and effects, unlimited network rendering and other advanced features such as temporal and spatial noise reduction.

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