Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16.2.3 – Minor Update, Big Impact

June 19th, 2020
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16.2.3 – Minor Update, Big Impact

Blackmagic Designs flagship NLE / color grading / finishing suite DaVinci Resolve now ships as version 16.2.3. This rather minor release addresses some issues and performance glitches as well as some new features. One of them is the (now faster) decoding of clips coming from some Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5. A hint maybe?

DaVinci Resolve

image credit: Blackmagic Design (edited by cinema5D).

So the acclaimed DaVinci Resolves now supports decoding files from the freshly released Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the yet-to-be-released EOS R5. This might be a pretty obvious hint that the EOS R5 might not be too far away. Read more about the upcoming R5 here, here and here and also make sure to give our coverage about the Canon EOS-1D Mark II a read here.

Resolve is Ready for the Canon EOS R5

Oddly, the next major iteration of DaVinci Resolve wasn’t revealed around NAB this year (as usual), but what’s usual this year?! For now, Blackmagic Design seems to polish the existing code base and hold back major features until they’re ready for the big stage. This is a good move from my perspective since pushing out new versions just because the calendar shows a certain date is no good in the long run.

The now faster Metal decoding for both the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the upcoming EOS R5 is a welcomed feature. All the shiny effects and features crumble if the underlaying engine can’t handle the footage in the first place, right?

DaVinci Resolve

image credit: Blackmagic Design

More new features include updated support for Dolby Vision and support for RED SDK 7.3.2.

DaVinci Resolve 16.2.3

Any DaVinci Resolve changelog tends to be a rather long read but since we’re talking a sub-point release here, the list of added features is short enough to actually write it down here:

  • Support for Dolby Vision 4.1 CM algorithm to generate v2.9 trims from v4.
  • Option to export a Dolby Vision v2.9 XML from a v4 project.
  • Support for RED SDK 7.3.2.
  • Faster Metal decoding for Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 clips.
DaVinci Resolve

image credit: Blackmagic Design

The rest of the list handles fixed issues but it is worth posting here, nontheless:

  • Addressed incorrect playback for some ARRIRAW clips.
  • Addressed an issue with ACES IDTs for some ARRI MXF clips.
  • Addressed a focus and text entry issue for editable media pool fields.
  • Addressed an issue rippling audio extend edits in trim mode.
  • Addressed display issues with track and edit index in Fairlight page.
  • Addressed a layered editing issue when cloning audio clips.
  • Addressed incorrect behavior moving tracks over linked audio tracks.
  • Addressed incorrect masking in Text+ when using image shading.
  • Addressed incorrect behavior deleting gradient points in inspector.
  • Addressed multiple issues with blank Fusion previews.
  • Addressed an issue persisting viewer LUTs with comps in Fusion page.
  • Addressed an issue with offline reference wipe sizing in the viewer.
  • Multiple performance and stability improvements.

In terms of pricing, nothing has changed. The normal version is still free to download, the Studio version is $299. You can download your copy over at Blackmagicdesign.com.

What do you think? Might the Canon EOS R5 be just around the corner? Are you using DaVinci Resolve in your workflow or do you prefer some other software? Let us know in the comments below!

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 Luke Morrisson
Luke Morrisson
MemberJune 19th, 2020

Ok, where is the “Big Impact”?
Faster(?) decoding of a camera that isn´t sold yet? Minor bug fixes as in every update?
Most headlines from c5d seems to be written by the companies promotion devision?

Richard Sisk
MemberJune 19th, 2020

I think for owners of the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III it’s impact is significant.

Andreas Schwarz
MemberJune 20th, 2020

maybe, but thats probably less than 1% of all Resolve users….

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminJune 20th, 2020

This percentage will grow up significantly when the Canon EOS R5 is out.

Patrick
Patrick
GuestJune 23rd, 2020

Less than 0.1% even …..

Michael
Michael
GuestJune 20th, 2020

Nono, he’s talking about a big impact on his clickthroughs.

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminJune 20th, 2020

I really suggest trying importing and playing some Canon 1D X Mark III RAW material before being sarcastic.

Thank you
Johnnie

Andreas Schwarz
MemberJune 20th, 2020

This is more like a normal update…I dont see any Big Impact…..

 Arie van der Winden
Arie van der Winden
MemberJune 21st, 2020

I have been using DaVinci Resolve Studio on my iMac since I purchased the BMPCC 6K last year and find it be excellent. Thanks for the work you put into your articles and videos.

Richard Ramos
Richard Ramos
GuestJune 23rd, 2020

I come from an Avid environment and have been in the process of switching to Da Vinci Resolve for quite some time now. I still can’t get the keyboard shortcuts to work as efficiently as the ones in Avid, at least on my way of working.

Da Vinci is great, don’t get me wrong, but have you ever experienced situations like for example when you are in the middle of a session with full focus on the editing and then Davinci just goes crazy! The zoom in – out keyboard shortcuts stop working, audio key frames don’t display where they are supposed to, video fades stop working or behave in a funny way, titles fail to appear. You are forced to close the application and then reload. Maybe Da Vinci is just telling you that it’s time for a break.

Delp Winston
Delp Winston
GuestJune 28th, 2020

It’ll be “major impact” if they revamp the hideously defective “Deliver” UI after years of complaints.

Alex ivy
Alex ivy
GuestJune 20th, 2020

Hey how does the new update apply to canon 5MKIV c-log footage?

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminJune 20th, 2020

The current update has nothing to doo with the 5D Mark IV footage
Thank you

 Emerson Cardoso
Emerson Cardoso
MemberJune 19th, 2020

Still, bugs with sliding skips in the number fields and pasting emojis on text fields just aren’t addressed.

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