New Vegas Pro 20

VEGAS Creative Software ( announced today a significant leap forward for its flagship VEGAS Pro product line with the launch of VEGAS Pro 20. With this update, VEGAS Creative Software adds a number of new features to further strengthen advanced collaboration workflows. There are also a number of new features that enhance color grading workflow power and efficiencies directly on the timeline.

With the launch of VEGAS Pro 20, VEGAS Creative Software has added powerful new cloud features to its VEGAS Hub collaborative platform. The File Drop feature enables creators to upload files directly into VEGAS Hub from any connected mobile device or desktop system anywhere in the world. An editor simply invites a collaborator – another editor, cinematographer or anyone who has media to share on a project – to upload files into VEGAS Hub. From there, the editor imports them directly into a project through the VEGAS Hub Explorer window. VEGAS Pro 20 also adds Automatic Project Collections which pull all of a project’s assets together for instant organization. Content creators can quickly and easily access all media files from any of their projects, and also have the ability to instantly archive their projects.

VEGAS Pro 20 adds powerful new color correction features to the Color Grading panel that enable creators to produce stunning looks, fine-tune the color to match the emotion of their sequences, and gain full control of colors. Hue Adjustment color curves make it easy to isolate a specific color in a video and change it to a completely different color, while Temperature and Tint controls make it easy to achieve the perfect white balance. This development is the latest in a series of color workflow enhancements from the VEGAS Creative Software team, as they strive to make the color correction workflow as seamless as possible, saving editors significant time and tedium from having to constantly switch platforms in the middle of an edit.

VEGAS Pro 20: Advancing Audio Production

With deep roots and a breadth of experience in audio production technology, the VEGAS Creative Software development team is also strengthening what is already a compelling and sophisticated audio production feature set which has made VEGAS Pro the top choice of audio-centric content creators and musicians worldwide. With today’s announcement VEGAS Pro 20 adds support for the VST3 industry standard audio plug-in software interface that integrates software effects units into digital audio workstations. VST uses digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software. This new feature will be in beta at launch and available to users for testing.

Jason Dunne is a professional musician, producer, remixer and DJ with an impressive resume in the music industry. In addition to being a professional sound engineer for the Florida Panthers, the Miami Marlins, and the Miami Dolphins, Jason has worked with many iconic artists such as Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Metallica, Billy Joel, and Elton John to name a few. When he is not touring, or streaming live on Twitch, Jason is an experienced Content Creator in the music community who relies on VEGAS Pro to edit his pre-recorded mixed compilation sets. Jason had this to say about the new release of VEGAS Pro 20: 

“I’m really excited about VST3 implementation into VEGAS Pro 20 for more efficient processing… there’s so much more that I can do now with 3rd party VSTs than ever before!”

Constantly Improving the VEGAS Pro Experience

Also with the launch of VEGAS Pro 20, the team at VEGAS Creative Software is announcing a partnership with one of the industry’s most popular producers of visual effects elements and assets – Action VFX ( – to offer VEGAS Pro 20 customers a free Starter subscription to its library of high-resolution, high-frame-rate VFX elements. Action VFX is industry renowned for their high-quality VFX elements, as well as for their extensive connection to the VFX community as well as their entertaining and educational VFX tutorials.

Additionally with this launch, VEGAS Creative Software is delivering a major update to its VEGAS Stream live streaming platform, which is included in the VEGAS Post and VEGAS Pro offerings. The new VEGAS Stream delivers a host of new features designed to further simplify the live streaming workflow and to better integrate with customers’ existing live streaming studio environments. 

Key New Additional Features in VEGAS Pro 20

In addition to the significant enhancements to the audio production workflow, VEGAS Pro 20 adds a number of powerful new features, including:

  • Speech to Text functionality including automatic subtitle generation (available in subscription only)
  • Enhanced collaboration features including:
    • File Drop for fast collaboration (available in subscription only)
  • Automatic project collections
  • Local project archives
  • Improved Color Correction workflow features including:
    • Hue Adjustment curves in the Color Grading Panel
    • White Balance controls in the Color Grading Panel
  • Enhanced Audio Workflow support, currently in beta, including:
    • VST3 Support for audio editing (Beta, general availability TBA)
    • VST 32-bit bridge that enables support for older, 32-bit VST audio plug-ins (Beta, general availability TBA)
  • New Effects features, including:
    • Optical Flow mode for Warp Flow and Smart Split
    • Real-time Optical Flow for the Slow Motion FX
    • Automatic region creation in Scene Detection
    • Honeycomb and Color Planes presets for GL transitions
  • Workflow efficiency features such as:
    • Normalize button for events
    • Fade In/Out included in Paste Event Attributes

The VEGAS Pro Lineup and Pricing

VEGAS Creative Software offers a focused product lineup that provides the tools users need for their specific workflow requirements and budget. The caliber and breadth of the software provides content creators all the tools they need to “finish” using the VEGAS lineup without the need to launch third-party apps. VEGAS Pro 20 is available in three options:


Ideally suited for aspiring editors, novices and even consumer/enthusiasts, VEGAS Edit includes:

  • VEGAS Pro 20
  • 20GB of cloud storage (available with subscription plan)
  • VEGAS Content: 20 royalty-free HD video and/or audio clip downloads per month (available with subscription plan)
  • Pricing:
    • $12.99 USD/mo
    • $249.00 USD for a perpetual license


Designed for aspiring and professional content creators, filmmakers, social media influencers, YouTubers, and live event producers, VEGAS Pro includes:

  • VEGAS Pro 20
  • 50GB of cloud storage (available with subscription plan)
  • VEGAS Stream for high-production-value live streaming 
  • SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
  • VEGAS Content: Unlimited access to  royalty-free HD video and/or audio clip downloads (available with subscription plan)
  • +Primatte chroma keying software
  • ActionVFX one-month Starter subscription
  • Pricing:
    • $19.99 USD/mo
    • $399.00 USD for a perpetual license


Developed for content creators who require a complete video/audio editing and high-end compositing and RAW image compositing workflow experience, VEGAS Post includes:

  • VEGAS Pro 20
  • 100GB of cloud storage (available with subscription plan)
  • VEGAS Effects for high-end compositing
  • VEGAS Image for RAW image compositing
  • VEGAS Stream for high-production-value live streaming
  • VEGAS Content: Unlimited access to royalty-free HD and 4K video and/or audio clip downloads (available with subscription plan)
  • SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
  • +Primatte chroma keying software
  • ActionVFX one-month Starter subscription
  • Pricing:
    • $29.99 USD/mo
    • $599.00 USD for a perpetual license

For a complete list of new features in VEGAS Pro 20, please visit

Grass Valley Releases EDIUS Home X Pro

Grass Valley meets the request of many private users and offers with the EDIUS X Pro Home Edition the full functionality of the award-winning editing program EDIUS X Pro for less than half the price of the full version. The Home Edition is available for only 209€ or 239$ plus local tax.

“Three restrictions apply” Michael Lehmann-Horn, CEO of magic multi media GmbH and worldwide EDIUS Distributor, explains: “The EDIUS X Pro Home Edition is aimed exclusively at private users and may not be used commercially. Furthermore, the Home Edition is not eligible for the standard upgrade to a future EDIUS version 11. And instead of an activation on two PCs, the Home Edition can only be activated on one PC at the time.”

EDIUS X Pro is known for its excellent performance and stability and does not require a subscription. EDIUS offers Background Rendering for a smooth, creative, and virtually unstoppable workflow. EDIUS natively supports the latest recording formats and camera codecs and allows mixing of different codecs, framerates, and resolutions on one timeline.

The EDIUS X Pro Home Edition offers the full range of functions and features of the regular full version including the extensive plug-in package from Acon, ProDAD and NewBlue for optimizing audio, title creation and video effects. The upcoming EDIUS X 10.xx updates will also be made available for download free of charge to users of the Home Edition.

At EDIUS.NET users find a large number of free tutorials with tips and tricks. All information, the free support and the software itself is available not only in English, but also in German, French, Italian, Spanish and other languages.

Michael Lehmann-Horn explains: “We are very pleased that we can make all dedicated private users a highly attractive offer with EDIUS X Pro Home Edition for less than half the price of the regular version – including personal support. EDIUS X Pro Home Edition is available as of today at EDIUS resellers worldwide

Released: Mercalli v6 for Windows

If you look at your friends with their GoPros with its natty inbuilt Hypersmoothing and are envious, there is hope. And in a lot of cases it is better.

ProDAD, which has made add on niche packages for years has just released Mercalli v6 for Windows. Now I have only just got a review version this very minute, but I have been using Mercalli for probably 15 years now with a number of projects / cameras, and I have to say it is superb.

So what does Mercalli do? Basically it takes rough footage and smooths it out by using some very clever algorithms, and now with added AI apparently.

You can get a download trial if you want to have a play yourself.

Back in 2018 I asked expert Chris Oaten to review the Mac version of Mercalli v5, so while I check out what they have added and what is improved etc, you might like to have a read of Chris’ review. He even has a before and after video.

It’s here

Adobe Premiere Updates

Today, Adobe announced new updates to Creative Cloud with new features in Premiere Pro to streamline video and audio editing workflows as well as performance improvements.

The new updates include: 

  • Remix powered by Adobe Sensei
    • Previously in public beta, Remix is now available in Premiere Pro, allowing editors and creators to retime music clips to fit the duration of video content.
  • Speech to Text is 3x Faster
    • Speech to Text transcriptions are now 3x faster on Intel Core i9 and Apple M1 systems and typically 2x faster on other current processors.
  • 10x faster Export for 10-bit 420 HEVC formats
    • New hardware-accelerated encoding in Premiere Pro allows editors to work more easily with colour rich 10-bit and HDR formats on Windows systems with Intel or NVIDIA GPUs.
  • New Linear Wipe and Block Dissolve GPU-accelerated effects
    • Linear Wipe and Block Dissolve in Premiere Pro have faster performance with GPU processing for smoother playback during editing as well as faster rendering and exports. 
  • Canon EOS R5 C camera support
    • Premiere Pro adds support for Canon EOS R5 C video footage, allowing editors to take advantage of the latest technologies.

Grass Valley EDIUS Update

Grass Valley has just released EDIUS X version 10.30 as a free update to all EDIUS X users. The update comes with many valuable new features and support for the latest technology like Windows 11, H.265, RAW and hardware acceleration. Among many other functions users can also expect the support of variable frames rates (MP4), typical for smartphones, that often causes out of sync issues with other editing solutions.

  • Windows 11 support
  • H.265 software encoder
  • Paste attributes from one clip to another
  • Switch window layout by keyboard shortcut
  • Create Clip Markers directly in the timeline
  • Realtime playback with skip frame playback setting
  • Sequences clips show marker and waveform
  • Support of latest Intel QuickSync SDK
  • Support of AJA T-TAP Pro
  • EDIUS API Support for communication with third parties
  • Support of variable frame rates (MP4)
  • Updated Blackmagic RAW SDK to V.2.2
  • and more…
    For all added features in EDIUS please see our EDIUS.NET Podcast and website EDIUS.NET/new_in_edius

During the expected lifecycle of around two to three years EDIUS X users will continue to benefit from the ongoing development of EDIUS X. Further free updates are expected to incorporate AI driven services and team work functions fully leveraging the modular EDIUS X design.

Download EDIUS X Version 10.30 Update and Release Notes:
EDIUS X Version 10.30 Podcast:

More detailed Information about the key features of EDIUS X, system requirements as well as trial versions, free tutorials and more podcasts can be found under

Adobe Introduces Express

 Adobe today launched Express, a unified task-based, web and mobile product that makes it easy to create and share beautiful rich multimedia content — from social media posts and stories to invitations to marketing materials like logos, flyers and banners.  

Adobe Express enables drag-and-drop content creation, empowering every user to express their creativity with just a few clicks. Coming from the undisputed leader in creativity, Adobe Express offers thousands of high-quality templates, 20,000 premium Adobe fonts and 175 million licensed Adobe Stock images. Adobe Express leverages Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s powerful AI/ML framework, and the cutting-edge technology behind Adobe’s flagship applications like Photoshop, Premiere and Acrobat. 

Empowering people to create and communicate has always been core to Adobe’s mission of changing the world through digital experiences. Adobe Express makes it possible for everyone, independent of skill level, to make something great.  

From students to social media influencers to small business owners — everyone is a creator. Whether they’re making a school presentation, sharing experiences with friends on social media, growing a business, or building a brand, people want to express their ideas. As a growing number of individuals and businesses look to monetise their content, goods and services online, they are looking for easy-to-use, template-driven tools to promote their products and themselves.  

While the web has been an incredible medium for consuming and sharing content, it’s rapidly becoming a powerful platform for content creation and collaboration. The web provides a ubiquitous platform to make creativity more accessible to all creators. With advances in artificial intelligence, cloud and web technology, we’re entering an exciting new chapter for creativity on the web.   

For all Creative Cloud subscribers who already use the company’s flagship applications, Adobe Express adds significant value to the ideation process from creating mock-ups to ensuring brand consistency to publishing content on social media.     

“Everyone has a story to tell and it’s our mission to empower everyone to express their ideas,” said Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud, Adobe. “In this unique time, where millions of people are building a personal and professional brand, we’re excited to launch Creative Cloud Express as a simple, template-based tool that unifies the creation, collaboration and sharing process so anyone can create with ease.”  
“With Creative Cloud and  Express, we are meeting the demands of all creators and catalysing the creator economy,” said David Wadhwani, chief business officer and executive vice president, Adobe. “Adobe Express is the start of a brand-new journey to introduce first-time creators to Adobe creative tools while adding significant value to our current Creative Cloud subscribers.”  

Key Features:  

  • Simple drag-and-drop functions to quickly customise thousands of beautiful templates. 
  • 20,000 premium Adobe fonts and 175 million royalty-free licensed Adobe Stock images. 
  • Advanced search and discover capabilities, powered by the Adobe Stock Marketplace. 
  • “Quick Actions” powered by Adobe Sensei to remove background features from photos, trim and merge videos, turn videos into GIFs and convert/export PDFs in a few clicks. 
  • Shared Templates and Shared Brands to ensure brand consistency across teams.
  • Seamlessly manage social media publishing workflows with ContentCal features, once integrated with Adobe.
  • Integration with Creative Cloud Libraries.

Pricing and Availability   

  • Adobe Express is free to start and available immediately to everyone.   
  • Adobe Express is available on the web at and as a free app from the Microsoft Store, Google Play Store and Apple App Store.  
  • Adobe Express is included with Creative Cloud All Apps and flagship single-app plans over $20 and is free for K-12. 
  • The Adobe Express premium plan with additional features is available for $9.99 per month. 
  • Adobe Express for Enterprise and Teams is coming in 2022. 

Hedge Extends Avid Editing Workflows into the Cloud

Postlab support for Media Composer unlocks the cloud for Avid editors; features collaborative remote editing with familiar Bin Locking capabilities and flexible pay-as-you-go pricing model

Hedge, the creator of modern, intelligent software for video professionals, today officially released Postlab full support for Media Composer, a cloud-native solution to enable collaborative remote editing workflows for Avid editors. Postlab serves as an extension to an on-premise Nexis or other Avid-compatible NAS/SAN storage. Eliminating cumbersome access gateways and high latency associated with cloud-media workflows, Postlab for Media Composer provides a great user experience, regardless of available bandwidth. A flexible pricing model lets post facilities and media businesses use the Postlab platform without upfront commitment, and scale and shrink team sizes when needed. 

Media companies need a way to collaborate remotely right now. Given the uncertainty around the pandemic, many do not want to make significant investments or sweeping infrastructure changes,” states Paul Matthijs, co-founder and CEO of Hedge. “Postlab for Media Composer extends facilities’ on-premise storage investment by providing much-needed secure remote editing for a small incremental cost. It’s fast, secure remote editing that delivers the same great experience of being in the facility.”

Postlab for Media Composer is intrinsically secure and doesn’t rely on slow and hard-to-configure VPNs, allowing editors to begin working immediately from anywhere, with no minimum requirement for an internet connection. Postlab keeps existing workspaces in sync and makes Avid’s incredibly useful Bin Locking feature work in the cloud so users can seamlessly collaborate on projects without overwriting each other’s work, a crucial component of any workflow, on-premise or in the cloud.

Postlab for Media Composer is an Avid Nexis in the cloud with the benefits of a local station,” states Rich Camp, assistant editor at Jax Media, a production company that has worked on shows like “Russian Doll,” “Search Party,” and “Emily in Paris.” “Someone in Los Angeles can work on a show with someone in New York seamlessly. On a recent production, we were working in bins back and forth across the Atlantic, in real-time. It’s a great workflow.”

Postlab for Media Composer brings the best of the cloud with none of the drawbacks:

  • Immediate onboarding – Postlab has no middleware, storage restrictions or other limiting factors. It’s a seamless transition from on-premise to cloud, with essential features and characteristics of your Nexis (or Avid compatible NAS/SAN) workflow intact.
  • Edit Even on Lightweight Connection – Postlab works with both fast and slow connections and where bandwidth is insufficient for real-time cloud operation, media files are prefetched and intelligently cached, so they’re available for immediate editing. Postlab’s Workspace feature also allows editors to cache a complete folder and its content locally, so only metadata and lock files require syncing, which is instantaneous. 
  • Familiar Workspace and Collaboration – Postlab for Media Composer extends Nexis and traditional Avid NAS/SAN storage workflows into the cloud, providing editors a familiar workspace, and capabilities like Bin Locking ensure that editors can collaborate without overwriting important work – just as they’re used to.
  • Low Cloud Costs – Moving media files in and out of the cloud is often time-consuming and costly due to egress fees. Postlab for Media Composer cuts the costs along with the complexity of using the cloud through metadata and a “zero egress” policy; no hidden costs related to cloud storage – a rarity in a world dominated by Azure and AWS.
  • Scalable, Without Vendor Lock-In – Pay-as-you-go based model allows facilities to pay a basic monthly fee and then add additional Postlab users for as little as one day, increasing or decreasing both storage and users on an as-needed basis – essential for facilities working on dynamic productions and employing varying numbers of freelancers. 

Postlab for Media Composer works for all Avid Media Composer Ultimate editors, whether they’re working on-premise or from home, and supports all types of storage—an on-prem Nexis system, NAS or SAN—or no on-prem storage at all. Hedge’s 15-day fully functional trial lets facilities put Postlab for Media Composer to the test with zero upfront commitment. 

Seamless Extension to Avid Nexis 

Moving to Postlab is an easy step for facilities with an Avid Nexis, with no training required and no change to the existing workflow. Media Composer editors will see their familiar workspaces and workflows, with the added benefit of being able to work anywhere.

Support for Avid-Compatible NAS/SAN Shared Storage

Avid Bin Locking is what allows editors to collaborate using shared storage. This is built natively into Postlab and works alongside Avid-compatible local shared storage whether it’s a NAS or SAN.

No NAS or SAN? 

Media Composer Ultimate customers who do not have a centralized NAS/SAN storage solution can fully leverage Drive, Postlab’s shared storage in the cloud. An integral part of the Postlab platform, Drive allows for editing straight from the cloud without requiring to download all media first. Drive scales with a team’s needs, ensuring you never pay for storage that’s being used. 

For more background on Postlab for Media Composer, read the latest blog post here. To learn more about the new offering, please visit

New Adobe Releases from its “MAX” Conference

There is a whole pile of stuff coming from the annual Adobe-Fest known as MAX.

I’ll attempt to bring the main things of interest as soon as I can. Here is the first, which for many, is probably the most relevent at this stage.

Through the latest updates to Creative Cloud flagship apps—powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology—Adobe defines the future of creativity through continuous innovation. Major releases at MAX include:

  • Photoshop : Three AI-powered Neural Filters in Photoshop desktop and Camera Raw file support on the iPad.
  • Lightroom/Lightroom Classic : More powerful and precise ML-powered masking capabilities, recommended presets and Community Remixing.
  • Premiere Pro : Enhanced Speech-to-Text capabilities and a Sensei-powered beta Remix feature.
  • After Effects : Faster Previews and Renders with Multi-Frame Rendering and beta Sensei-powered Scene Edit Detection capabilities.
  • Illustrator : Improved 3D effects and access to Substance 3D materials on desktop and a Sensei-powered Vectorize Technology Preview on iPad.
  • Character Animator : Powered by Adobe Sensei, creators can now animate their entire body with Body Tracker, using movements and gestures to animate their puppets.
  • Substance 3D : Tighter integration of 3D content, effects and capabilities across Illustrator, XD and Stock. A new Modeler (Private Beta) app joins the Substance 3D Collection, showcasing the role that 3D and immersive technology will play in helping users create the future.
  • Fresco : Turn any drawing layer into an animation layer to create motion, draw with new perspective guides and grids, and use non-destructive adjustment layers to explore and enhance colors.

Enabling Connected Creativity

At MAX, the company previewed the future of creativity on the web, which is designed to help creative teams collaborate in real time, across multiple surfaces and stakeholders, regardless of device or location.

  • : The recent acquisition of combines Adobe’s industry-leading creative video editing software, Premiere Pro and After Effects, with’s review and approval functionality to deliver a powerful collaboration platform that will radically accelerate the creative process.’s cloud-native platform is a secure and elegant way to gather feedback from everyone involved in the video production process and will enable every stakeholder to effectively contribute to the creative process.
  • Photoshop (Beta) and Illustrator (Private Beta) on the web : Browser-based experiences where millions of individuals, teams and stakeholders can view, share and comment on cloud documents on the web. Collaborators with a Photoshop subscription can make quick edits and retouch/adjust images, while Illustrator subscribers can access essential design tools and editing workflows using a set of early features.
  • Creative Cloud Spaces (Private Beta) : A digital space built to fuel collaboration among teams, Creative Cloud Spaces simplifies decision-making by putting everything they need in one place. This includes project files, libraries and external links so everyone on the team has universal access to drive creative projects from start to finish. Spaces will be accessible across desktop and mobile through Creative Cloud Web and available in Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco and XD.
  • Creative Cloud Canvas (Private Beta) : To unlock a new level of collaboration, Canvases enable teams to lay out, visualize and review creative work together, in real time, without ever leaving the browser. On a Canvas, teams can place shapes, text, images and stickers, as well as linked documents from Creative Cloud apps, so anyone can make quick edits to the original creative in the corresponding app with a single click.

In addition, an all-new Workfront plugin for Photoshop gives creatives the ability to collaborate in context. Through an embedded Workfront update screen in Photoshop, creators can see tasks and issues, and post and view comments related to the project they’re working on.

New DaVinci Resolve 17.4 up to 5 times faster and now Dropbox Replay integration

Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17.4 which transforms the speed of DaVinci Resolve to work up to 5 times faster on the new Apple Mac models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. With this massive speed increase, customers can now play back, edit and grade 8K projects even faster, and can work with up to 12 streams of 8K footage.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also increases the decoding speed of 12K Blackmagic RAW files, making it over 3 times faster and H.265 rendering is also 1.5 times faster. Plus, DaVinci Neural Engine performance is up to 4 times faster, for real time facial recognition, object detection and smart reframing! Support for ProMotion 120Hz displays makes playback and editing incredibly smooth and HDR viewers are also supported on the new Apple MacBook HDR displays.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also adds Dropbox Replay integration. Projects will flow smoothly from DaVinci Resolve Studio directly to Dropbox Replay for easy video review and approval. Frame accurate colored markers, comments and annotations made in Dropbox Replay are almost instantaneously synced to the DaVinci Resolve timeline. Plus with a simple login, customers will only have to sign in once. Other features include quick and easy render set up with dedicated Dropbox and Dropbox Replay presets as well as automatic background uploads that are monitored for status and confirmed when complete.

For subtitling, DaVinci Resolve 17.4 includes automatic resizing of backgrounds and cursor placement when creating captions, as well as nested timeline subtitle tracks now auto-populating the main timeline to speed up creating captions.

There are also improvements to the edit page such as better functionality for position curves in the timeline, so customers can more easily adjust the ease in and out points. This creates a more custom transition from one point to another when applying zoom or image position adjustments. Customers will also now be able to use DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor to switch between cameras in multicam clips on the edit page making it faster to cut programs together. Additional support for asymmetrical trimming allows customers to adjust a transition’s in point without affecting its out point or vice versa, enabling them to fine tune work more quickly.

With Fusion, customers get additional support for languages with combined glyphs and those that may write right to left such as Arabic and Hebrew. Combined with improved vertical layouts, rotation and line direction when working with Text+, this will enable customers to work in a wider range of languages and layouts.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 adds greater support for automatic color management, making it faster and simpler to set up projects. Additionally, this update adds support for ACES 1.3, including gamut compression, so customers can now more accurately display wide gamut images to be certain they are getting the best representation of the source image.

A new Resolve FX called custom mixer allows customers to combine effects and make adjustments to grades with finer control. Plus, a new 3D keyer adds the ability to make finer adjustments to the key and matte finesse settings to make it easier to create clean masks with more accurate keys and finer edges. For DaVinci Resolve Studio, there’s also a new film halation which will add the effect of a glow or light reflections around high contrast edges, giving images a more filmic look.

Fairlight audio now has support for Steinberg VST3 audio plugins, giving access to more audio effects so customers can create the perfect soundtrack. Plus, there are keyboard shortcuts or click and drag to reorder, move and duplicate effects in the Fairlight mixer, displays single sided audio transitions as fades and added support for multi channel audio outputs.

When finishing projects customers can now export projects with YouTube video chapters, improved encode settings for the YouTube render preset and the ability to use hardware accelerated H.265 on Windows.

“This amazing update gives customers massive performance gains on the new Apple MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and Max processors. It completely transforms workflows and unlocks some incredible creative potential. What’s exciting is simply by downloading this free DaVinci Resolve update customers will get all these features for free,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “To have the capability now to easily edit and color grade Blackmagic RAW 8K footage in HDR and all on a laptop while you’re miles away from the studio is incredible. Plus the ability to easily collaborate on projects with Dropbox Replay makes it such an exciting time for our customers to be out there creating content. We’re very excited to see what our customers can do with this amazing update to DaVinci Resolve.”

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 Features

Key Features

  • Hardware accelerated Apple ProRes on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max.
  • 120Hz support on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max for smoother UI and playback.
  • Faster DaVinci Neural Engine performance on Mac OS 12.
  • Native HDR viewers on supported Mac hardware.
  • Comments and annotations sync between Dropbox Replay and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Markers and comments sync between Dropbox and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Export timeline markers titles as YouTube video or Quicktime chapters.
  • Steinberg VST3 support giving access to even more audio effects.
  • Simplified color management, SDR and HDR selection and new automatic project settings.
  • New Resolve FX including film halation.
  • Improved 3D keyer and matte finesse controls.
  • Text+ support for combining glyphs, vertical layouts and right to left for Arabic, Hebrew etc.
  • Significantly faster ProRes decode, encode and AI performance for M1.
  • Subtitle backgrounds auto resize and nested timelines decompose to parent.

Support for Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max

  • Hardware accelerated Apple ProRes on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max.
  • 120Hz support on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max for smoother UI and playback.
  • Faster DaVinci Neural Engine performance on Mac OS 12.
  • Native HDR viewers on supported Mac hardware.
  • Native full screen mode on Mac.

Dropbox Comment Integration

  • Dropbox login within DaVinci Resolve preferences.
  • Render directly to Dropbox or Dropbox Replay.
  • Automatic background uploads when render completes.
  • Comments and annotations sync between Dropbox Replay and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Markers and comments sync between Dropbox and DaVinci Resolve Studio.


  • Subtitle and caption backgrounds now auto-resize to fit text content.
  • Subtitle tracks in nested timelines now decompose to the main timeline.
  • Adding a new subtitle caption now auto-focuses on the text area.
  • Simple titles and subtitles are faster on Apple Silicon systems.
  • Improved ease in and out functionality for position curves in the timeline.
  • Options to include effects and grades for render in place operations.
  • Switch multicam angles in the edit page with the speed editor.
  • Ability to mark selection for timeline gaps.
  • Edit asymmetric audio transitions created in the Fairlight page.
  • Trim video and audio transitions asymmetrically using cmd/ctrl.
  • Fine audio clip gain adjustments using shift + mouse drag.
  • Support for pasting retime attributes on audio clips.
  • Option to limit audio sync to the first timecode match.
  • Preview composite modes by hovering over each mode in the inspector.
  • Ability to set per-clip deinterlace quality in the inspector.
  • New square iris transition.
  • Support for custom aspect ratio controls for shape transitions.
  • Improved overlays for Fusion tools in the viewer.
  • Improved undo support for Fusion effects and Text+ in the inspector.
  • Support for folder based organization of effect templates.
  • New customizable key actions to go to previous/next timeline tabs.
  • Ability to close timeline tabs with middle click.
  • Preview generators and titles from the effects panel in the cut viewer.


  • Support for an automatic mode for color managed projects.
  • Support for ACES 1.3, gamut compression and new CSC transforms.
  • New 3D Keyer with new modes, better selection/stroke logic, live feedback.
  • Improved HSL and Luma keyers with updated matte finesse controls.
  • Track forward and back with a single action in trackers and magic masks.
  • Node tooltips now indicate LUT and effect type present.
  • Dragging new links to layer and key mixers auto-creates node inputs.
  • Dragging color nodes over key links creates key-to-RGB connections.
  • Added individual primary and secondary tool icons for faster switching.
  • Clip filters for timeline clips with Dolby Vision analysis or trim.
  • Disabled clips are now shown as gray in the timeline.
  • Support for applying camera LUTs and CDLs to ARRI MXF ProRes clips.
  • The printer light state is now persisted across application restart.
  • Navigating to markers in the timeline now auto scrolls to center marker.

Resolve FX

  • Film halation emulates film stock reflections and scatter with Studio.
  • Custom mixer to combine effects and grades with finer control.
  • Improved 3D, HSL and Luma keyers in edit and Fusion.
  • Better noise handling and key refinement for existing keyers.
  • Improved patch replacer with ability to align source and target.
  • Film grain with interactive previews and grain freeze options.


  • Support for Steinberg VST3 audio plugins on Mac OS and Windows.
  • Ability to reorder, move and duplicate effects in the mixer.
  • Support for copying clip ranges with partial fades.
  • Single sided audio transitions are now displayed as fades.
  • Support for multi channel audio outputs on Linux.
  • Better waveform displays at smaller track heights and lower zoom levels.
  • Ability to shift-click and cmd-click on keyframe selections in the timeline.
  • Navigating to previous or next timeline marker now selects the marker.
  • Improved default processing order in Fairlight mixers.
  • Automation curves display current values when no automation is present.
  • Point selections now flash in edit selection mode.
  • Improved column order and search behavior in the clip index.
  • Improved jog, scroll and shuttle with the editing keyboard and speed editor.
  • Fairlight FX meters have resizable displays and improved channel labels.
  • Improved audio performance when using Blackmagic monitoring devices.


  • Text+ support for combined glyphs and right to left language layouts.
  • Improved vertical Text+ layout, vertical glyphs, rotation and line direction.
  • Improved Text+ character grouping, spacing, underlining and borders.
  • Text+ supports per-character stylistic sets for supported fonts.
  • Support for OpenType features, including old-style numbers in Text+.
  • Multiple Text+ improvements for character styling and animation.
  • Hover to show tool descriptions in the effects panel and add tool window.
  • Improved default tracker search and pattern size for grid warps.
  • New search area scale slider in tracker options.

Codecs and File I/O

  • Improved encode settings for YouTube render preset.
  • Option to export a timeline marker color as YouTube video chapters.
  • Option to export a timeline marker color as QuickTime chapter markers.
  • Support for decoding opus audio in QuickTime and MP4 clips.
  • Hardware accelerated Panasonic 8K AVC decodes on Apple Silicon.
  • Improved decode speeds for ARRI ARX clips.
  • Hardware accelerated H.265 encodes on free version on Windows.
  • H.264 encode profile options on supported Nvidia systems with Studio.
  • H.264/H.265 encode bit rate controls on supported Windows Intel systems.
  • Faster encodes and decodes for Windows Intel systems with Studio.
  • Support for encoding to ZIP1 EXR format.
  • Ability to add custom languages in DCP/IMF composition naming options.
  • Ability to use approved operator / rating / region lists for DCP naming.
  • Marker support in the IO encode plugin SDK
  • Ability to bypass re-encodes for Sony XAVC Intra clips.
  • Improved retention of comments metadata for third party XML workflows.
  • Improved display of render job names with tooltips.


  • Right click audio icon to adjust volume on media, color and deliver pages.
  • Auto-identifying media storage sequential image formats as stills or clips.
  • Prompt to overwrite existing projects when invoking save as.
  • Locked project indicator for PostgreSQL databases with usage info tooltip.
  • Ability to clone a PostgreSQL database from the project manager.
  • Ability to export PostgreSQL access keys from the project manager.
  • Option to import into current timeline when importing an AAF.
  • Scripting API support to access inspector properties for video clips.
  • Scripting API support to set playhead position on the timeline.
  • Scripting API support to get color version for video clips.
  • Scripting API support for reflecting upload status in render job APIs.
  • Scripting API support for setting network optimization in render jobs.
  • Scripting API support for H.264 multi-pass encode option in Mac OS.
  • Improved scripting property set when querying MediaIn nodes.
  • General performance and stability improvements.


Availability and Price
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is available now for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.