Every time there’s a new DaVinci Resolve version from Blackmagic I’m astonished about how many features they’re able to cram into that thing for a new release. How many people are working on Resolve, actually? Must be a ton! Now it’s version 14, and even though Blackmagic acquired Fairlight only about 8 months ago, Resolve 14 contains quite a powerful DAW within their editing/grading solution.
I think it’s always interesting to see what’s going on in the audio market, and the features they packed into the DAW component of Resolve is quite astonishing for a first release.
One of my highlights: I’m often reading about import, export problems, AAF problems (I recently had my own episode with a transfer from PT12 to Nuendo), and re-conforming here on this forum. But when you can bring a studio to embrace Resolve, you soon have your complete workflow inside this software, as it can edit film, color grade, and now also do audio. And with their network collaboration feature everybody in the team can work in the same project at the same time. Also re-conforming, or merging different timelines, is beautifully solved with a visual tool that shows changed things where you can cherry pick what to import. Really elegant.
As I said, if you’re interested in what’s going on in the audio market, just watch this video. I find it very interesting to see what’s possible with today’s technology.
Also, the price went down from what, $999 to $299 to be more along the lines of Final Cut Pro X. They can probably cross finance with their hardware division.
If you only watch one video today, make it this one.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve (scroll down a bit, first video on from the left)