Blackmagic Design has released the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 9, a new version of the popular color grading tool. It features an entirely redesigned user interface, and further camera and file type support.

New user interface improvements include a new streamlined project import, export and selection workflow, scrubbable media thumbnails to speed up shot selection, production metadata fields for entering on set shot notes and larger color control palettes to give faster access to grading tools. There are new clear graphical palettes for control of power windows, keys, sizing, tracking and stabilization, camera raw and data burn ins. The Gallery now includes resizable stills displayed in user named albums and 48 "prebuilt looks" for fast grade selection.

The Resolve 9 interface.

Other new features in DaVinci Resolve 9 include 'Log grading' in every corrector node, audio playback support up to 16 tracks per source clip and audio renders in both Quicktime and MXF, automatic 'Audio Sync', clip data burn ins and batch rendering for dailies, additional and faster automatic stereo 3D image alignment tool, plus new stereoscopic 3D floating windows and new 3D monitoring options.

The free DaVinci Resolve Lite 9 is now available for download, while the full DaVinci Resolve 9 can be purchased for US$995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. All current Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve customers will be able to download this update free of charge.
fxguide's sister site fxphd has a brand new instantly downloadable ten-class training course on Resolve 9, taught by Warren Eagles. You can watch a preview of the course below.

Warren Eagles provides a glimpse of fxphd's Resolve 2012 course.


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