Las Vegas, NV (April 28, 2017)—At NAB 2017, Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 14, featuring a new high performance playback engine that is up to 10 times faster than previous versions, a whole new Fairlight audio post production suite and multi-user collaboration tools.
DaVinci Resolve 14 is essentially three applications in one—professional editing, color correction and Fairlight audio tools. 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.
New bin, clip and timeline locking lets users safely work on a specific part of the project without overwriting each other. A built-in secure chat client enables team members to talk each other from within DaVinci Resolve without the need for an external internet connection.
The new Fairlight audio suite enables recording, editing and sweetening, bussing, mixing and routing, and multi format mastering to 3D audio formats up to 22.2. The low latency 192 kHz/96-bit audio engine supports up to 1,000 tracks with real-time EQ, dynamics processing and plug-ins on every track when used with the Fairlight Audio Accelerator. Fairlight can record up to 96 channels and simultaneously play back up to 150 audio channels, while mixing it all in real time.
The Fairlight Audio Accelerator card-gives customers up to 1,000 zero latency tracks and real-time effects processing for six-band parametric EQ, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter, and with up to six VST plug ins per channel. Even without the accelerator, most modern computers can still process more than 60 tracks in real-time.
In addition, DaVinci Resolve 14 can be used to drive the entire line of Fairlight hardware mixing consoles. The advanced busing and mixing architecture also allows multi-language and multi-format delivery to be handled simultaneously from the same project, reducing the time required to deliver final masters.