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What’s New in DaVinci Resolve 17.4

Updates all round this week, Blackmagic has announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 17.4.

What a week for editing eh? Apple Pro Apps updates, new MacBook Pros and now DaVinci Resolve gets some update love as well.

Today Blackmagic announced that DaVinci Resolve 17.4 has been released and you can find it on the App Store now. Worth a quick look at the ratings and reviews as if those are to be believed, it seems to have borrowed the crash crown from Adobe Premiere.

However, we can't knock Blackmagic for developing Resolve at such a blistering pace, many Final Cut Pro editors will be looking on in envy after scrolling down this article.

Also there's one point in the video where the folder structure looks very, very familiar!

 

 

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 Features

Key Features

  • Hardware accelerated Apple ProRes on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max.
  • 120Hz support on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max for smoother UI and playback.
  • Faster DaVinci Neural Engine performance on Mac OS 12.
  • Native HDR viewers on supported Mac hardware.
  • Comments and annotations sync between Dropbox Replay and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Markers and comments sync between Dropbox and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Export timeline markers titles as YouTube video or Quicktime chapters.
  • Steinberg VST3 support giving access to even more audio effects.
  • Simplified color management, SDR and HDR selection and new automatic project settings.
  • New Resolve FX including film halation.
  • Improved 3D keyer and matte finesse controls.
  • Text+ support for combining glyphs, vertical layouts and right to left for Arabic, Hebrew etc.
  • Significantly faster ProRes decode, encode and AI performance for M1.
  • Subtitle backgrounds auto resize and nested timelines decompose to parent.

Support for Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max

  • Hardware accelerated Apple ProRes on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max.
  • 120Hz support on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max for smoother UI and playback.
  • Faster DaVinci Neural Engine performance on Mac OS 12.
  • Native HDR viewers on supported Mac hardware.
  • Native full screen mode on Mac.

Dropbox Comment Integration

  • Dropbox login within DaVinci Resolve preferences.
  • Render directly to Dropbox or Dropbox Replay.
  • Automatic background uploads when render completes.
  • Comments and annotations sync between Dropbox Replay and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Markers and comments sync between Dropbox and DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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alex4D's Avatar
alex4D replied the topic: #116909 22 Oct 2021 15:26
Depressing
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Ben Balser replied the topic: #116915 22 Oct 2021 23:09
See, that's the audio tools you really need for complex projects! Don't get me started...