Blackmagic Design recently released their professional Hollywood film editing software for free in 2017 as Davinci Resolve 14. You can download and install it on your Windows, MacOS X computer for free with full editing features. This is a really great improvement from the company to bring this amazing free video editor to users. So, What’s new?
1. Incredible speed, professional Fairlight audio, revolutionary collaboration and more!
DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. The new playback engine dramatically increases responsiveness with up to 10x better performance for editors. You also get a whole new page with the full Fairlight audio post production tools that let you record, edit, mix, sweeten and master sound with full 3D audio space and up to 1000 channels. Colorists will find amazing new filters that include automatic facial recognition and tracking for quickly smoothing skin tones, brightening eyes, changing lip color and more! Plus, DaVinci Resolve 14 features revolutionary new multi user collaboration tools such as bin locking, chat and timeline merging that allow editors, colorists, and sound editors to all work on the same project at the same time! All these new features make DaVinci Resolve 14 the world’s most advanced post production software!
2. Professional Editing
DaVinci Resolve includes virtually every imaginable editing and trimming tool available, making it perfect for both creative and online editing! The new high performance playback engine, which is up to 10x faster, makes playback instantaneous and trimming more responsive than ever, even for processor intensive formats such as H.264 and RAW.
Familiar multi track timeline with quick edit pop-up, seven different types of edits, customizable keyboard shortcuts and more.
Context sensitive trimming to ripple, roll, slip or slide based on the mouse position so you don’t have to switch tools.
Full multi camera editing with real time 2, 4, 9 or 16 camera playback views for cutting shows on the fly.
Quickly create constant or variable speed changes, complete with ramps and editable curves.
Timeline Curve Editor
Animate and add key-frames for virtually any parameter using the inspector or the timeline based curve editor.
Transitions and Effects
Quickly add transitions and filters from the built in library, or add 3rd party plug ins to create incredible effects.
Powerful tools, including the new position lock, that make conforming and finishing projects for final delivery faster than ever before.
3. Color Correction
DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and television shows than any other grading system! You get the industry’s most powerful primary and secondary correction tools, advanced curve editor, tracking and stabilization, noise reduction and grain tools, Resolve FX and more.
Patented YRGB color science and 32-bit float image processing lets you achieve looks that are simply impossible with other software.
Traditional primary color wheels along with 12 advanced primary controls for quickly adjusting temperature, tint, mid-tone detail, and more.
Quickly sculpt contrast along various highlight and shadow areas of an image with separate curves and soft clipping for each channel.
Isolate and track different parts of an image using HSL qualifiers, keyers and basic or custom rotoscope shapes so you can make targeted corrections.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Work in wide latitude and wide color formats such as Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma, and more!
Broad Format Support
Work natively with camera original RAW files and virtually every other format for total control over your images at the highest quality possible.
4. Fairlight Audio
New professional tools for audio post production! DaVinci Resolve now includes fully featured Fairlight audio in the same software you use for editing and color correction! You get high end mixing for up to 1,000 channels in real time, plus support for massive Fairlight audio consoles. It’s a true end to end workflow that supports recording and ADR, sound editing, sound effects, sweetening and mixing. You can even mix down and master to multiple formats, including 3D audio space formats such as 5.1, 7.1 and even 22.2!
Up to 1,000 Tracks
Create up to 1,000 audio tracks with 8 main, sub and aux outputs. Add Fairlight Audio Accelerator zero latency realtime performance!
Equalization and Dynamics
Get real time 6 band equalization, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics on every single track.
Editing and Automation
Edit clips at up to 192kHz and 24-bit with automation for adjusting fade, levels and more, all the way down to individual audio samples!
Full professional mixer with input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamic graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections, and more!
Plug In Effects
Add 3rd party VST plug ins for even more creative options! You can get real time processing performance for up to 6 plug ins per track!
All the tools you need for mastering! Deliver anything from mono up to stereo, 5.1, 7.1, Dolby and even 22.2, complete with full 3D panning!
5. Media and Delivery
DaVinci Resolve 14 makes importing, syncing and organizing footage fast! Whether you’re going out to the web, tape, or theatrical distribution, DaVinci Resolve features everything you need to deliver projects in virtually any format! You’ll be able to get to work quickly and output files fast, so you’ll never miss a deadline!
Use the media page to import footage, sync audio and prep it for editing. Simply drag and drop files from your storage into bins or even your timeline!
Create free form or metadata based smart bins to organize clips. You get customizable list views, multiple bin windows and more!
Use embedded metadata or add your own to sort and sync clips, change display names, detect starts and stops in Multi-cam angles, and much more!
Output to the web, round trip projects and media with other applications, or even create digital cinema packages for theatrical distribution!
Quickly add multiple jobs to the render queue for batch processing. You can even offload output to another workstation!
Easy Round Tripping
DaVinci Resolve give you native compatibility with virtually all major post production file types, formats and even other applications!
6. Multi User Collaboration
Revolutionary new tools allow simultaneous editing, color correction and audio post!
DaVinci Resolve 14 completely redefines post production workflows! Assistant editors can prepare footage while editors cut the picture, colorists grade the shots, and sound editors mix and finish audio, all in the same project at the same time! You no longer have to waste time conforming and you no longer have to wait for a locked edit before starting color and audio work! That means picture editors, colorists, and sound editors can now work in parallel, leaving more time for everyone to be creative!
Clip, Timeline and Bin Locking
Locking a bin, clip or a timeline lets you safely work on a specific part of the project. You get full access and others have read access until you unlock it.
Built in Chat
The integrated chat client lets you speak with other members of the team without ever having to leave DaVinci Resolve so you can all stay on the same page!
The visual timeline comparison tool makes it fast and easy to see differences between two timelines so you can accept and merge changes!
You don’t need to buy special, expensive or proprietary storage and servers to work as a team in DaVinci Resolve. You can use any shared storage!
7. Supports all platform: Mac, Windows and Linux
The only post production solution that runs on all popular platforms!
DaVinci Resolve runs on all major platforms so you can use it at home or in a post facility on a Mac, at a broadcast facility running Windows, or a VFX studio on Linux. This gives you the freedom to use the platform of your choice, making it easy to integrate with your existing systems and workflows. If you’re running Red Hat or CentOS Linux, you can even build your own workstation using low cost motherboards, extremely fast processors, massive amounts of RAM and up to 8 GPUs. Imagine building your own super computer for incredible real time performance!
8. Surprising Free Software and Cost Effective Price Tag
New features introduction of Davinci Resolve 14
As we know that Davinci Resolve 12.5 is a great free video editor and very popular for professional film makers. However, in order to upgrade to Davinci Resolve 14, you will need to consider back up all your data to avoid data loss.
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