Blackmagic Design has announced a new version of DaVinci Resolve video editor, which comes with hundreds of new features and improvements.
The final version of DaVinci Resolve 17 has not yet officially launched, but a public beta version can be downloaded from the company’s website if you want to take advantage of what it has to offer.
The app brings an easy way to create videos for the Instagram platform, and users can make 16: 9 HD or Ultra HD videos and create square or vertical versions that you can share via social networks.
The feature uses the DaVinci Neural Engine to identify and reposition faces within the video, so you don’t have to manually scan or crop every frame.
Another new feature called (Magic Mask) also uses the DaVinci Neural Engine to create automatic masks to isolate the object.
The feature can make masks for an entire person or for specific parts, such as faces or arms, to make the editing process much faster.
In addition, DaVinci Resolve 17 comes with new HDR grading tools that allow you to create custom color wheels for the specific tonal ranges you want.
The wheels can also include controls for exposure and color saturation, giving you the ability to make fine adjustments as needed.
Blackmagic Design’s upgraded software comes with improved audio features as well, including a new analyzer tool that can detect individual words, rhythms, or sound effects.
The tool marks individual words, rhythms, or sound effects as vertical lines in the waveform to make it easier to identify specific parts of the video for audio editing.
The trial version includes support for the new M1 chip from Apple, which means that new Mac users can use the original version of the main movie-making tool.
DaVinci Resolve is one of the industry standard applications for color grading, but it has gotten much more than that in recent years.
The app also includes a video editor, graphics tools, and an audio editor, plus most of its features are available for free.
Aside from announcing a new version of the video editor, Blackmagic Design has also introduced a DaVinci Resolve speed-editing controller.
And the unit is designed specifically for the program, giving you quick access to DaVinci Resolve’s features.
And while DaVinci Resolve itself is free to use, the console retails for $ 295.