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An interview from the 2017 NAB NY Show in New York City with Jason Druss of Blackmagic Design. Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. In this interview we talk with Jason about the latest update to their newly released DaVinci Resolve 14, update 14.0.1.

Some new features in DaVinci Resolve 14 include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, and multi user collaboration tools that let multiple people edit, color and mix audio from multiple systems, all in the same project at the same time. What this means is that DaVinci Resolve 14 is like 3 high end applications in one. Customers get professional editing, color correction and the new Fairlight audio tools. All it takes is a single click to switch between editing, color and audio. Then the new multi user collaboration tools let everyone work on the same project at the same time, so customers no longer have to import, export, translate or conform projects.

The free version of DaVinci Resolve has all of the professional editing, legendary color correction and Fairlight audio tools you need for SD, HD and Ultra HD work at up to 60 frames per second. DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for 4K and higher, along with frame rates up to 120 fps. It also includes dozens of additional image processing features and filters that are not in the free version. This includes film grain, temporal and spatial noise reduction, amazing new face enhancement tools, lens flares, lens distortion correction, optical quality blur and mist effects, match move, warping and much more.

The DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 software update adds support for software based HEVC decoding and hardware accelerated HEVC decoding on the latest Mac OS. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 now displays RGB color picker values when setting the black and white point, supports RGB picker for OpenFX and ResolveFX plugins and also adds embedded matte indicators on Media Pool thumbnails.

Blackmagic Design has also continued to add and refine Fairlight audio features in this update. DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 now supports 7.1 audio track types, improved loudness meters, dynamics processing on audio buses in the Fairlight mixer, selection of one or more tracks using command/ctrl clicking, single and multi frame nudging on the Fairlight page, better audio keyframe navigation, and much more.

DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 also includes dozens of general performance and stability enhancements. This update is recommended for all DaVinci Resolve 14 and DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio users.

DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 is available now as a free download from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.