Davinci Resolve 12 Getting New Editing Features – NAB 2015

Davinci Resolve 12 Getting New Editing Features - NAB 2015


Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 12 here at NAB this week. This new version includes 80 new features and significantly expands its video editing capabilities.

The new update will include significant improvements in the user interface, enhanced video editing including multi-cam, new media management tools including metadata filtering and smart bins, brand new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plugins, 3D keyer, a new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing, and more.

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But the improvements in video editing are a significant advance, making it comparable to other NLE’s. JKL playback controls have been enhanced with lower latency and slow-mo playback. Timelines can be nested for complex editing projects. Other features like multi-cam editing, improved cutting and trimming controls, motion path editing, and shot matching are significant improvements as well. The new audio engine includes real-time audio playback as well as speed changing of audio clips with pitch correction.

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All of these improvements bring Resolve up to par with other NLE’s to make it a reasonable option for video editors. The new version boasts 80 new features in total, so check out Blackmagic’s website for info on all of the new features. Avid recently announced its free version of Media Composer, but with Resolve Lite 12 now video editors have another free option for a professional NLE.

Resolve 12 is planned for a July release for $995, but current users can upgrade for free.

New Editing Features:

  • New Interface
  • Metadata filtering
  • Multicam Editing
  • Improved trimming
  • Nesting timelines
  • On-screen controls for motion graphics
  • Customizable transitions with curves editor
  • Real-time audio mixing using recordable fader moves
  • VST/AU plugins
  • Export to Avid Pro Tools
  • Improved media management

Other Features

  • Metadata filtering
  • Enhanced 3D tracker
  • New 3D keyer


  • Full Version: $995 for new users (free upgrade for current users)
  • Resolve Lite: Free


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