Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14 Now Available for Download for Free, with New Features

September 7th, 2017
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14 Now Available for Download for Free, with New Features

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14 merges three applications into one, with faster video playback for editing, Fairlight audio engine support and new colour grading tools.

Resolve 14

First up in this update is the new video playback engine, which promises to deliver up to 10 times better performance and response when scrubbing the timeline and using JKL shortcuts. When working with CPU/GPU-heavy or compressed formats such as H.264, 4K, or multi-camera sequences, the 16-bit float playback will aid in smooth, real-time viewing of video clips in the timeline or in preview windows.

To simplify the round-tripping workflow, Blackmagic Design has included the industry-standard Fairlight Audio engine into DaVinci Resolve 14, giving editors and audio professionals all the tools required to mix and master hundreds of audio tracks inside the software. Equalization, compression and dynamics, automation and mastering tools are all available, from mono up to 22.2 surround sound with 3D panning for a complete immersive audio experience.

For colourists, more than 20 new effects have been added including a new stabiliser. Another new effect is the face refinement filter, which automatically recognises and tracks facial features. This is done without rotoscoping and can be used to adjust uneven skin tones, add natural colour and brighten eyes.

Collaboration features will also allow editors, colourists and mixing engineers to all work on the same project file simultaneously. Collaborators can use clips others are working on, and even use a chat client to discuss progress with others. For large team productions, working simultaneously on a sequence in real time could save a lot of back-and-forth between team members. Once separate changes have been made, sequences can be compared and merged together with ease.

There are many other handy features in the new update, including colour-assigned timeline tracks, undo history list, distortion and de-haze effects to name a few.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14 is available to download for free here, but remember that this new update has just been released and there could be bugs or issues that have yet to be addressed. Some of the new features may only be available in the DaVinci Resolve Studio version, which at €259 is considerably cheaper than an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Will you be checking out the new features in DaVinci Resolve 14? Have you switched from another NLE to Resolve recently? Let us know in the comments.

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Jack Larson
Jack Larson
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Guess I’ll have to download this tonight.

Marcus Andrew Ruiz
Marcus Andrew Ruiz
GuestSeptember 8th, 2017

Still crashes on me unfortunately.

Per Merakerli
MemberOctober 5th, 2017

HI , I got a lot of bluescreen with davinci 12.5, I tried almost everything, I had a log break, cas this f… program ruined a hshortmovie, no recovery options of the database, tha was hidden in a filder that was NOT bakced up, in win 10, what was you sympthomes ?

Jose Maria Fanc
Jose Maria Fanc
GuestSeptember 8th, 2017

I LOVE THIS SOFT!

Joe Kälter
Joe Kälter
GuestSeptember 7th, 2017

Is it free for Studio 12.5 users? ?

Chris Nielsen
Chris Nielsen
GuestSeptember 7th, 2017

Yes

Chris Nielsen
Chris Nielsen
GuestSeptember 7th, 2017

And it’s fuck tons better too

Marcin Mastykarz
Marcin Mastykarz
GuestSeptember 8th, 2017

only Windows 10 Pro….:( Windows 7 is not supported

 Markus Magnon
Markus Magnon
MemberSeptember 8th, 2017

Bei mir läuft es auf Windows7.

Marcelo Gouvea de Lima
Marcelo Gouvea de Lima
GuestSeptember 8th, 2017

Much lighter than 12.5.!

 Misha Engel
Misha Engel
MemberSeptember 8th, 2017

Not many reasons left to use adobe PP.

 Funky Punky Monkey Junk
Funky Punky Monkey Junk
MemberSeptember 12th, 2017

Yeah, right. You’ve clearly never tried to get any real editing done with Resolve.

 Misha Engel
Misha Engel
MemberSeptember 12th, 2017

True only 2..4 hours a day, 6 days a week, version 12 was a start and not good enough, hope 14 will be better so we can abandon Adobe (we have 6 davinci dongles, so it would save us a lot of money). Really like the speed increase with AVC codec’s, the broadcast boys and girls will love it.

jeff
jeff
GuestJune 30th, 2020

hi did you resolve (no pun intended) your issues with Resolve. the dongle (IF ISNT A GENUENE DONGLE? IT WOUNT WORK ON 15.== I go caught with AMAZON and a fake dongle…no a bit of junk..
).

 David Odell
David Odell
MemberSeptember 8th, 2017

I must warn others of updating, hoping you can work on previous work from 12.5 or so. Everything I have crashes instantly!

Wait for confirmed and reliable versions…

 Zilvinas Zusinas
Zilvinas Zusinas
MemberSeptember 8th, 2017

Personally, I haven’t noticed an up to 10 times better performance. It’s just equally the same as with 12.5 version.

Christopher Dobey
MemberSeptember 11th, 2017

14 stable release is crazy fast. Like Final Cut X optimized fast.

 Andrej Grznár
Andrej Grznár
MemberSeptember 12th, 2017

Support for GH5 10 bit files in paid version only still??

 ed roger
ed roger
MemberNovember 5th, 2017

Just DL the resolve 14, this doesn’t seem to bring in the 1080p 240 FPS , only brings in the audio, premier pro dose t either unless you bet the monthly subscription. The codec for these as well as some of the 4K is HEVC. Does anyone know of any options?. Thanks

 Kyle Morgan
Kyle Morgan
MemberMarch 17th, 2019

Does this work with windows 7?

sandeep
sandeep
GuestOctober 10th, 2019

import xml file-but Error massage
DOM parser error. Line 1.

Joexs
Joexs
GuestJuly 7th, 2020

im new to this program i just moved from premiere pro

James Arthur
James Arthur
GuestDecember 28th, 2018

i downloaded davinci 15 but it says i need to get a panel so idk what to do next, please help.

jeff
jeff
GuestJune 30th, 2020

15 doesnt need a panelto run, it may be the installerwasws ‘looking for panels’ ? try again its a brilliant editor, a bit on the heavy side to learn in the firt instance bur really worthwhile in the long run..and of cours the free version is free. best wishes
jeff

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