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DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Update & Price Drop

Screen Shot 2015 12 23 at 2.59.56 PMIs it me, or does Blackmagic Design love to drop prices? Not that I am complaining. Now, Blackmagic drops the price for DaVinci Resolve 12 to $499. This new price isn’t for everyone though. Only Mac users are rewarded with the new lower priced DaVinci Resolve 12. Users who want a dongle which will work for both Mac and PC computers will need to purchase the full-priced DaVinci Resolve Studio for $995. 

DaVinci Resolve 2The newly available DaVinci Resolve 12 for only $499 gives customers more flexibility because security is built into the software. Meaning you’ll no longer need a dongle. This also means customers who buy DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio from the Mac App Store can run it on multiple Macs simply by using their Apple ID. That means an editor/colorist can sign in to their desktop, or their laptop, and still edit in DaVinci Resolve 12 without having to buy more than one version.

Why did Blackmagic lower the price and make DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio available on the Mac App Store? Customers only pay once and won’t have to go through monthly licensing from other Cloud based programs. In otherwords, Blackmagic is pushing really hard to make DaVinci Resolve your editor of choice by making it cheaper to buy and easier to use on multiple computers. One of the best pieces of news, the license will not expire. 

What do you get with the $499 version of DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio: DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio is a complete professional editing and color grading solution for customers working in SD,DaVinci Resolve 3 HD, Ultra HD, 4K and super high resolution 2D and 3D film projects. It features a familiar multi track timeline with context sensitive editing tools, real-time multi camera editing, asymmetric and dynamic trimming, a new mixer, audio plug-ins, keyframe animation with on screen motion paths and new media management tools designed for professional editorial workflows. Customers also get DaVinci Resolve’s legendary image processing and color correction which includes advanced primary and secondary color correction, Power Windows™, a new 3D tracker that follows objects as they move and change perspective over time, an incredible new 3D keyer, temporal and spatial noise reduction, optical quality motion blur effects, support for multiple GPUs, 3D stereoscopic tools, multi-user collaboration tools, remote rendering and much more.

“Since it was released in September, DaVinci Resolve 12 has been downloaded by more customers than any other version of the software and has become the industry’s fastest growing video editor,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Now, with DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio available for the first time ever on the App store, Mac customers have even more flexibility to run the software on as many computers as they own!”

 BUT WAIT ** BLACKMAGIC ALSO UPDATES DAVINCI RESOLVE 12 STUDIO ***

DaVinci ResolveDaVinci Resolve 12.2 update is available for free and adds support to the latest color science tech, H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, more high dynamic range features and more. Since last month’s DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update Blackmagic’s engineers have been listening to the editing and colorist community by giving them what they need. Users will get new support for HDR Hybrid Log Gamma, conversion LUTs for Hybrid Log Gamma, ACES IDTs for Canon C300 Mk II clips, and updated ST 2048 HDR color science. That means colorists have even better tools for finishing HDR projects to be released on the latest projection systems as well as preparing content for the next generation of HDR 4K televisions.

In addition, the Resolve 12.2 update adds support for NewBlue Titler Pro titles from Avid Media Composer AAF sequences, improves ProRes 4444 alpha channel support, and retains Power Window opactiy and invert settings when converting to Power Curve windows.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.2

  • Decode support for HEVC/H.265 QuickTime video in DaVinci Resolve Studio on OS X
  • Support for HDR Hybrid Log Gamma using Resolve Color Management
  • Inclusion of Hybrid Log Gamma conversion LUTs
  • Updated ST 2084 HDR color science
  • ACES IDTs for Canon C300 MkII clips
  • Import support for NewBlue Titler Pro titles using Media Composer AAF sequences
  • Reveal in Media Storage now supports mattes
  • ProRes 4444 with alpha channel now defaults to straight mode
  • Power Window opacity and invert settings are now retained when converting to Power Curve Windows
  • Improved QuickTime render performance on Linux

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