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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.5 Update

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DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.5 Update

This software update improves deconstruction of nested timelines for audio tracks, and adds support for 20% faster decoding and rendering of Blackmagic RAW 12K files on Apple M1 Max. DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5 also adds support for decoding 6K and 8K clips from Sony Venice and improves text processing with 3D text and Text+ fonts. In addition, this update improves importing of AAF files with retime or mixed frame rates. Technical support for the free version of DaVinci Resolve 17 is only available via the Blackmagic Design community forums.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5 Update

The free DaVinci Resolve 17 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 17 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools and remote rendering, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5
  • Improved nested timeline decompose for audio, plugins and automation.
  • Support for decoding 6K and 8K clips from the Sony Venice 2.
  • Faster 12K Blackmagic RAW decode and playback on Apple silicon.
  • Ability to set output colorspace in DaVinci YRGB projects.
  • Addressed Dolby Vision tone mapping for DaVinci YRGB projects.
  • Addressed layout and refresh issues after using the cinema viewer.
  • Addressed an issue with missing Text+ fonts in Mac OS Monterey.
  • Addressed issues when extruding 3D text from specific TrueType fonts.
  • Addressed retime and mixed frame rate issues when importing AAFs.
  • Addressed an issue rendering additional outputs with data burn-in.
  • Addressed trims not applied from imported Dolby Vision 2.9 XML metadata.
  • Addressed ProRes 422 artifacts for some rendered clips on Apple silicon.
  • Addressed playback glitches for some long GOP formats in Apple silicon.
  • General performance and stability improvements.
Minimum system requirements for macOS
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 12.0 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.
  • GPU which supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2.
Minimum system requirements for Windows
  • Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
Minimum system requirements for Linux
  • CentOS 7.3
  • 32 GB of system memory
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Mac

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, double-click the Uninstall Resolve icon.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Windows

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, go to the Programs and Features control panel, select DaVinci Resolve, click on Uninstall and follow the onscreen prompts.

Migrating Legacy Fairlight projects to DaVinci Resolve on Windows

In order to import legacy Fairlight DR2 projects into DaVinci Resolve, download and install the following utility on your Windows system: downloads.blackmagicdesign.com/DaVinciResolve/Fairlight-Project-Importer.zip After installing the utility, you should see an option to “Import Fairlight Project” in the Fairlight menu in DaVinci Resolve.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Linux

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, select the uninstall option after running the installer.

This download is available for the following operating systems.

Additional Information

Please refer to the latest DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide for your platform detailing support, including certified driver versions for third party hardware. It is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.


DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.5

This software update improves deconstruction of nested timelines for audio tracks, and adds support for 20% faster decoding and rendering of Blackmagic RAW 12K files on Apple M1 Max. DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5 also adds support for decoding 6K and 8K clips from Sony Venice and improves text processing with 3D text and Text+ fonts. In addition, this update improves importing of AAF files with retime or mixed frame rates. Technical support for the free version of DaVinci Resolve 17 is only available via the Blackmagic Design community forums.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5
  • Improved nested timeline decompose for audio, plugins and automation.
  • Support for decoding 6K and 8K clips from the Sony Venice 2.
  • Faster 12K Blackmagic RAW decode and playback on Apple silicon.
  • Ability to set output colorspace in DaVinci YRGB projects.
  • Addressed Dolby Vision tone mapping for DaVinci YRGB projects.
  • Addressed layout and refresh issues after using the cinema viewer.
  • Addressed an issue with missing Text+ fonts in Mac OS Monterey.
  • Addressed issues when extruding 3D text from specific TrueType fonts.
  • Addressed retime and mixed frame rate issues when importing AAFs.
  • Addressed an issue rendering additional outputs with data burn-in.
  • Addressed trims not applied from imported Dolby Vision 2.9 XML metadata.
  • Addressed ProRes 422 artifacts for some rendered clips on Apple silicon.
  • Addressed playback glitches for some long GOP formats in Apple silicon.
  • General performance and stability improvements.
Minimum system requirements for macOS
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 12.0 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.
  • GPU which supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2.
Minimum system requirements for Windows
  • Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
Minimum system requirements for Linux
  • CentOS 7.3
  • 32 GB of system memory
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Mac

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, double-click the Uninstall Resolve icon.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Windows

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, go to the Programs and Features control panel, select DaVinci Resolve, click on Uninstall and follow the onscreen prompts.

Migrating Legacy Fairlight projects to DaVinci Resolve on Windows

In order to import legacy Fairlight DR2 projects into DaVinci Resolve, download and install the following utility on your Windows system: downloads.blackmagicdesign.com/DaVinciResolve/Fairlight-Project-Importer.zip After installing the utility, you should see an option to “Import Fairlight Project” in the Fairlight menu in DaVinci Resolve.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Linux

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, select the uninstall option after running the installer.

This download is available for the following operating systems.

Additional Information

Please refer to the latest DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide for your platform detailing support, including certified driver versions for third party hardware. It is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.


Fusion Studio 17.4.5 Update

This software update adds improvements to Fusion’s color corrector, Text+ fonts and 3D texts as well as general performance and stability improvements. This version requires a Fusion Studio activation key or license dongle. 

What’s new in Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17.4.5
  • Addressed an issue with color corrector’s ranges control.
  • Addressed an issue with missing Text+ fonts in Monterey.
  • Addressed issues when extruding 3D text from specific fonts.
  • Improved performance of the bitmap mask tool.
  • Addressed random seed value changes when switching duplicate versions.
  • Addressed expressions on letterbox’s Pixel Aspect when loading comps.
  • Addressed an issue with AllowDuplicate in the LoadComp API.
  • General performance and stability improvements.
Minimum system requirements
  • Mac 10.14.6 Mojave
  • Windows 10
  • Linux CentOS 7.3
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB+ for improved performance.
  • GPU with at least 2 GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10.
  • Latest graphics driver as recommended by your GPU manufacturer.
Installing Blackmagic Fusion Software

Double-click the Fusion Installer icon, follow the onscreen instructions and then restart the computer after installation.

This download is available for the following operating systems.

Additional Information

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included “Third Party Licenses.rtf” document.

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