Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio now includes Fusion. Over the years, Resolve has been growing from an industry-standard color grading software to a more complete post-production solution. Today, in one comprehensive application, Resolve includes advanced color correction, complete non-linear video editing, Fairlight audio post production, and Fusion VFX compositing and motion graphics. To access each toolset, simply switch to the tab/page that offers it. In addition, Resolve offers a powerful collaboration workflow and supports a suite of control panels designed specifically for color grading/video editing and Fairlight. Across all these pages, Resolve 15 offers major new features as well as a faster workflow thanks to the new Apple Metal and CUDA GPU processing.
Resolve features a node-based color grading system. Each node (layer) can have its own color correction, isolated areas, and effects. Unlimited numbers of nodes can be joined together sequentially or in parallel. In all, you can combine grades, effects, mixers, keys, and plug-ins in any order to create limitless color effects and unique looks. This is the core of Resolve’s color grading functionality, and there are hundreds of advanced features and capabilities.
The video editing functionality in Resolve is designed to handle TV dramas, commercials, multicamera productions, and all other project types from the smallest to the largest. The trimming tool is context-sensitive, meaning that based on where you position the mouse cursor on the timeline, Resolve will automatically switch to the trimming function you need, so you can ripple, roll, slip, slide, or extend and shorten your footage without having to manually switch tools. Resolve allows for multiple people to work together on the same timeline at the same time in a collaborative effort. This is a major time benefit when each user is assigned a specific task. Just like with the grading section, the editing section also has hundreds of other features and capabilities.
The Fusion page provides a complete 3D workspace with over 250 tools for compositing, vector paint, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization, particles, and more. It allows you to create photorealistic visual effects, advanced motion graphics, and advanced title sequences.
Fairlight gets a major upgrade in Resolve 15. There are new ADR tools, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a sound library database, and built-in cross-platform plug-ins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel, and de-esser.
Using Resolve’s Emmy award-winning image processing technology, all image processing is done at deep 32-bit float processing combined with unique, patented YRGB color science that processes luminance independent of color. This allows you to adjust the luminance of video without rebalancing the color of your highlights, midtones, or shadows. The large internal color space is also perfect for the latest HDR and wide color gamut workflows.
Resolve was designed with the ability to integrate with dozens of other applications so you can focus more on your project. Resolve can share sequences and round-trip projects with Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, and other editing, audio, VFX, and motion graphics software. Projects can be edited on any system and then linked back to your full-quality camera raw files using XML, AAF, or EDL, and finish in greater bit depth with Resolve. You can also use AAF export to send a project to Pro Tools with discreet audio clips and a single-layer video mix down for audio finishing.
DaVinci Resolve 15 is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux 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. 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.