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NAB 2014: DaVinci Resolve 11 Announcement

Caleb Ward

DaVinci Resolve 11 features a redesigned editing interface and over 70 new features.

DaVinci Resolve is a color grading and correction software that has long been used to create Hollywood-style color effects and has been used on films including Skyfall, Les Miserables, and Zero Dark Thirty. Now, the latest announcement by Blackmagic Design aims to make DaVinci Resolve a competitor in the video editing world.

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 11

DaVinci Resolve 11 has over 70 new features including:

  • Redesigned edit bay
  • New timeline bin
  • Updated editing index
  • 3rd party open effects 
  • Split video and audio in and out points
  • JKL trimming 
  • Cutting a clip using the keyboard
  • Film transition transitions
  • Keyframe interpolation
  • Updated text editor
  • Camera RAW pallet is updated
  • Color match palette
  • Color chart auto grade
  • Group grading
  • Multiple language support
  • Multi user collaborative workflow

Notable Feature: Automatic Color Matching

The most interesting feature seems to be the automatic color matching feature. Simply place the color matching box over the box of your professional color chart and watch as DaVinci resolve creates a baseline color correction. This feature saves a lot of time for those of us who normally have to map the colors by hand.

Notable Feature: Camera Tracking and Stabilizer

DaVinci Resolve also has built-in camera tracking and image stabilization making it easier to get a cinematic look. While most major editing softwares already incorporate this feature we will be interested to see how well it works.

Pricing and Availability

Davinci Resolve comes in 3 varieties:
  • DaVinci Resolve Lite is FREE but missing some features
  • DaVinci Resolve software is $995
  • DaVinci Resolve with color correction surface for $29,995

You can download Resolve from Blackmagic’s website.

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