Blackmagic Updates DaVinci Resolve 15 with Even More Features

Blackmagic Design continues to refine and expand the features of DaVinci Resolve 15, with an update that fine tunes playback performance, improved keyframe animation, color science, and stability. But while many could consider this a housekeeping update, there’s also some new features as well.

New DaVinci Resolve 15.1.1 update! Get improved playback performance, new through edit shortcuts, additional scripting support, better keyframe animation, improved color page performance for saving grades and dozens of general performance and stability improvements. Download now! – Blackmagic on Twitter

Blackmagic’s new eGPU.

A huge new feature in DaVinci Resolve 15.1.1 is support for multiple GPUs. Version 15.0 only supported a single GPU on Windows and Linux, and 2 GPUs for the Mac Pro. But through DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blackmagic has unlocked multiple GPU support across all platforms with version 15.1.1.

Then comes the improvements to existing features. Housekeeping that will make DaVinci Resolve perform at a higher level than before. Those fixes and added features include:

  • Support for joining through edits in the Edit timeline from the context menu
  • Improved playback performance when Selection Follows Playhead is enabled in the Edit page
  • Support for scripting API to set output file name for rendering
  • Addressed an issue where decoding some AVI files with lossless JPG content would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where pre-clip and post-clip group grades would sometimes not be saved
  • Addressed an issue where output sizing would not be applied to the HDR output when in dual SDI mode in Dolby Vision or HDR10+ projects
  • Addressed an issue where creating stereoscopic 3D clips from stereo CineForm files would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where a stereoscopic 3D clip created from clips with partially overlapping timecodes would show offline media frames
  • Addressed an issue where white balance settings for Blackmagic RAW clips would not be saved correctly
  • Addressed an issue where OpenFX keyframes in the timeline node graph in older Resolve projects would not be recalled correctly in the Color page
  • Addressed an issue where duplicating a timeline with a shared node and modifying the shared node would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where applying stabilizer could cause a crash on some Nvidia graphics platforms in OpenCL GPU processing mode
  • Addressed an issue where color keyframes in stereoscopic 3D clips would sometimes not be loaded correctly
  • Addressed an issue where appending a node in ripple mode would place the node in an incorrect position
  • Addressed an issue where using OpenFX or ResolveFX plugins in a remote grading session could cause the client viewer to flicker while grading
  • Addressed an issue where applying P3 D65 ST2084 ODTs in ACES 1.1 projects would show incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where applying certain IDTs and ODTs in ACES 1.1 projects would show black frames when the GPU processing mode was set to CUDA
  • Addressed an issue where upgrading disk databases from Resolve 12.5 would result in loss of Power Grades in some scenarios
  • Addressed an issue where image resolutions for certain ARRI QuickTime clips would not be recognized correctly
  • Addressed an issue where media imported from an XML would be imported twice if it was listed inside a bin in the XML
  • Addressed an issue where subtitles with inconsistent line-endings would not be imported correctly
  • Addressed an issue where exporting a subtitle file on some Windows systems would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where selecting subtitles from the Edit inspector would cause a crash in some projects
  • Addressed an issue where Alt/Opt+clicking on an Edit timeline track would sometimes reset its auto-select state
  • Addressed an issue where ripple-overwriting a clip with transitions would behave incorrectly
  • Addressed an issue where dragging to select clips in the Edit timeline would incorrectly scroll through audio tracks
  • Addressed an issue where audio playback for linked clips with smoothened speed change would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where toggling Solo Safe on the Fairlight Mixer would sometimes behave inconsistently
  • Addressed an issue where the automation indicators on the Fairlight mixer would sometimes be displayed incorrectly when loading a project
  • Addressed an issue where linked track groups would display incorrect clip counts on the Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue where rendering timelines from the deliver page would sometimes fail with a timeout error
  • Addressed an issue where the first frame of some Fusion comps could sometimes display a black frame
  • Addressed an issue where canceling a saver node render would repeatedly display confirmation messages to the user
  • Improved chroma subsampling for 4:2:2 renders
  • General performance and stability improvements

Version 15.1.1 is available as a free download to Mac, Windows and Linux at the Blackmagic Design support page here.

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