DaVinci Resolve 16.3 Update and Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 2 Released

August 9th, 2020
DaVinci Resolve 16.3 Update and Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 2 Released

Blackmagic Design released a new version of DaVinci Resolve 16. The Resolve 16.3 Beta 2 update adds further support for Blackmagic RAW 2.0 on Windows. The update can be, as always, downloaded for free via Blackmagic Design Support Center website.

Blackmagic RAW or shortly BRAW is a fairly popular 12-bit image acquisition codec – especially among DaVinci Resolve users. First introduced during IBC 2018 nearly two years ago, Blackmagic Design constantly keeps updating its codec.

While it is not a “pure” compressed RAW format per definition (the de-mosaic process happens partly in-camera already), it features good flexibility in post-production (enjoyed best in DaVinci Resolve). It is possible to change white balance, ISO, retain some clipped highlights, and so on.

When Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K last month, the company also announced the arrival of BRAW 2.0 with some new improvements including the new Color Science Gen 5. With this release, Blackmagic Design basically extends BRAW 2.0 support for Windows and improves stability.

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16.3 Beta 2

The new version of DaVinci Resolve adds support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.0 beta and it brings general performance and stability improvements.

Minimum system requirements for macOS:

  • Mac 10.14.6 Mojave
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 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 Update
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU

Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 2

The previous BRAW update – Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 1 (released July 15, 2020) – added support for the new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, dual card recording, and updated to Blackmagic Color Science Gen 5.

The current Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Public Beta 2 update adds support for Blackmagic RAW 2.0 on Windows and it brings general performance and stability improvements, according to Blackmagic Design.

If you would like to see a detailed explanation of the available functionality, you can take a look at Blackmagic RAW SDK documentation.

Minimum system requirements for macOS:

  • Mac Mojave 10.14 or later
  • AVX, AVX2, or SSE4.1 compatible chipset
  • Adobe CC 2019 or later for Adobe Premiere Pro plug-ins
  • Avid Media Composer 2019 for Avid Media Composer AMA plug-in

Minimum system requirements for Windows:

  • Windows 10 or later
  • AVX, AVX2, or SSE4.1 compatible chipset
  • Adobe CC 2019 or later for Adobe Premiere Pro plug-ins
  • Avid Media Composer 2019 for Avid Media Composer AMA plug-in

Both updates are available as free downloads via Blackmagic Design Support Center website.

Do you use Blackmagic RAW for your work? How do you like this format? Are you thinking about trying out the new URSA Mini Pro 12K camera? Let us know your thoughts underneath the article.

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