DaVinci Resolve 16.2.5 Update Released

7 days ago
DaVinci Resolve 16.2.5 Update Released

Blackmagic dropped another DaVinci Resolve Studio version, bumping it to 16.2.5. As usual with a dot-dot update, the improvements are mostly unremarkable, unless you plan to buy an ATEM Mini Pro ISO (or are affected by one of the issues fixed).

Image credit: Blackmagic Design (edited by cinema5D). 

Here are the patch notes from Blackmagic:

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve Studio/Free 16.2.5

  • Support for importing ATEM Mini Pro ISO projects in DaVinci Resolve.
  • Improved listing of numbered still frames in the media pool.
  • Addressed flashing offline frame issues for some H.264 clips on Windows.
  • Addressed an issue with relinking AAF clips in different folders.
  • Addressed issues with syncing playhead in the sync bin and timeline.
  • Multiple performance and stability improvements.

Both DaVinci Resolve Studio and the free version get the exact same update, which will make future owners of the – as of yet unreleased – ATEM Mini Pro ISO happy: It now supports importing projects generated by the great little switcher console.

The Pro ISO model can record up to 5 live streams (4 cameras 1 program feed) separately and generates a project that can now be opened in Resolve to adjust edits, change shots, remix audio, and add color correction.

As usual, it‘s a no-charge update for existing customers who can download this release from Blackmagic‘s support page.

Make sure you have a full backup of your projects and/or Resolve databases before you upgrade.

Let us know what you think of this update and the new ATEM Mini Pro ISO in the comments below. 


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 Dan Brockett
Dan Brockett
Member6 days ago

Blackmagic Design is kind of killin’ it in 2020. ATEM Mini Pro, ATEM Mini Pro ISO, 12K camera, constant updates and improvements to Resolve, lower the cost of Pocket 6K by $500.00. Impressive.

 Brian Wiley
Brian Wiley
Member3 days ago

My only issue with Davinci is it seems to display less colors in it’s basic H.264 or Mp4 renders, compared to Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro.
Try opening the same .dng file in both programs.. the color and organic look are awesome on After Effects-Adobe Camera raw… even when opened directly in to Premiere Pro.
There are way more shades of color in the skin with Adobe Products, Davinci has generic skin for subjects, Reds, blues all look straigh forward and very digitally inorganic. It takes my 12 bt raw and turns it in to sharp looking generic 10 bit looking material.
Unless, you get higher color renditions with the full version of Davinci Resolve but I hadn’t had it confirmed yet; that you get more color.

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