DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Public Beta 2 Released

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DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Public Beta 2 Released

Blackmagic announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 16.1 public beta 2. This update improves the close up edit feature by using DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically find faces, zoom in and reframe shots. It also adds support for BMPCC presets in the 3D camera and camera tracker tools, improved render status indicators for saver nodes and support for ACEScg as a gamut option, and more. In addition, Fusion Studio 16.1 Public Beta 2 makes adding images with different resolutions to OpenFX and ResolveFX plugins more stable, improves color dodge and burn tools, the white balance tool and more.

DaVinci Resolve 16.1. Source: Blackmagic

At the beginning of August, Blackmagic Design announced new promising camera and software products. Probably the most significant announcement was the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K ( BMPCC 6K) – take a look at our Pocket 6K review and our BMPCC 4K and 6K comparison in case you missed it.

During their livestream on 8th August, Blackmagic also announced updates to their post-production software DaVinci Resolve. They announced the final release of DaVinci Resolve 16.0 and the new Resolve 16.1 public beta. The 16.1 public beta includes major updates to the Cut Page to help create the “world’s fastest editor”.

It brought new features like smart indicator, cut clip icon, boring detector, sync bin, and more. For more information about the new features of the Resolve 16.1 public beta please refer to this article.

Now after some user feedback, Blackmagic announced a new updated version – DaVinci Resolve 16.1 public beta 2. What is new?

DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Public Beta 2

The public beta 2 reflects all the user feedback from Resolve 16.1 beta. Blackmagic fixed numerous bugs and improved many new features. The update is free for all existing customers and the new Resolve 16.1 beta 2 can be downloaded for free directly from Blackmagic support center webpage.

In case you want to upgrade to the new 16.1 beta 2 from Resolve 15 or earlier, Blackmagic recommends to back up your database, both DiskDB and PostgreSQL if you use them, export your drp’s of your active projects and then restore the v15 DB before upgrading to v16 in preparation for the version upgrade as you can not go back to v15 with a v16 DB.

While there is no change of the database format from v16, DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1 requires a firmware update for the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels.

DaVinci Resolve 16.1 – Edit page. Source: Blackmagic

Here is a complete list of what’s new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1 beta 2:

Key Improvements

  • Support for quickly creating close up edits using facial recognition to automatically reframe and zoom in on faces
  • Support for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera presets in the Fusion Camera3D and CameraTracker tools
  • Support for retaining the original creation date metadata when restoring or importing projects
  • Support for tooltips to show track names in the edit page in the mini track view
  • Support for automatically selecting the newly added take in the take selector
  • Support for a 2.0:1 output blanking preset in the timeline menu
  • Support for user selectable audio sample rates for timeline renders
  • Support for Fujifilm F-Log colorspace
  • Support for additional flag and marker colors
  • Improved handling of clips with multiple faces when performing a close up edit in the cut page
  • Improved behavior when editing parameter values using Wacom tablets
  • Improved playback performance in the media, edit and cut pages
  • Improved scripting API with support for deleting a project
  • Improved responsiveness when scrubbing the in and out points for long clips in range editor on the cut page

Cut Page Improvements

  • Support for quickly creating create close up edits using facial recognition to automatically reframe and zoom in on faces
  • Improved handling of clips with multiple faces when performing close ups
  • Improved responsiveness when scrubbing the in and out points for long clips in range editor
  • Addressed an issue where resetting the speed tool in the cut page would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where adding a clip with in and out points from source tape using place on top would sometimes incorrectly skip the audio
  • Addressed an issue where waveform displays in source tape mode would show artifacts when one or more clips were offline
  • Addressed an issue where performing a close up on a still image would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where markers would get applied at an incorrect location when added after using timecode entry to change the playhead position
  • Addressed an issue where stopping playback in sync bin mode would sometimes not correctly refresh the viewer
  • Addressed an issue where Text+ titles in the Cut page would not show inspector controls correctly
  • Addressed an issue where the sync bin playhead would be positioned incorrectly at playback stop if there was no timeline
  • Addressed an issue where selecting an angle in the sync bin and applying trim in or trim out would apply it on the timeline
  • Addressed an issue where audio waveforms would be displayed incorrectly in source tape if some clips were offline

DaVinci Resolve 16.1 – Cut page. Source: Blackmagic

Edit Page Improvements

  • Support for tooltips to show track names in the mini track view
  • Support for automatically selecting the newly added take in the take selector
  • Improved dual screen behavior for the Edit page with support for single viewer and full height metadata and effects library
  • Addressed an issue where creating a timeline from a media pool selection would sometimes initialize incorrect audio track formats
  • Addressed an issue where the roll end to playhead action would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where inserting a clip in the Edit timeline would place the playhead in an incorrect position when Live Save was enabled
  • Addressed an issue where the new multicam dialog would not remember last used settings
  • Addressed an issue where the normalize audio levels dialog would not remember last used settings
  • Addressed an issue where selecting linked clips with an adjustment clip would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where moving audio clips between tracks would sometimes not refresh the waveform color
  • Addressed an issue where marker annotations would not be drawn correctly for some zoom settings
  • Addressed an issue where the undo list would not show accurate text for some edit actions
  • Addressed an issue where audio waveforms would not update smoothly when modifying gain keyframes
  • Addressed an issue where opening an audio-only compound clip in the timeline would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where audio would not play when performing dynamic trims in the Edit timeline
  • Addressed an issue where applying Fusion effects to retimed clips with freeze frames would sometimes show an incorrect freeze frame
  • Addressed an issue where angle names for sync clips would not be displayed correctly in the Edit page

Fusion Page Improvements

  • Support for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera presets in the Camera3D and CameraTracker tools
  • Addressed an issue where undoing an action from the application menu would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where adding images with different resolutions to some OpenFX or ResolveFX plugins would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where Fusion color dodge and burn would produce inverted results if the input image had invalid values
  • Addressed an issue where the White Balance tool would sometimes show incorrect results when using GPU processing

DaVinci Resolve 16.1 – Fusion page. Source: Blackmagic

Color Page Improvements

  • Support for a 2.0:1 output blanking preset in the timeline menu
  • Support for Fujifilm F-Log colorspace
  • Addressed an issue where adjusting OpenFX parameters on a shared node would not correctly update the render cache
  • Addressed an issue where pre-clip and post-clip groups would incorrectly allow OpenFX parameters to be keyframed
  • Addressed an issue where adding a Fusion composition to an EXR file would cause Color mattes to behave incorrectly
  • Addressed an issue where switching between cut and color pages would not persist the video scopes dialog
  • Addressed an issue where trying to move multiple on-screen points in ResolveFX Warper would move only one point
  • Addressed an issue where dragging a node from the stills node graph dialog would not copy the node label
  • Addressed an issue where using Mac display color profiles alongside a Blackmagic Design playback device would sometimes cause intermittent black frames
  • Addressed an issue where the unmix mode would show incorrect previews for clips with straight alpha during playback
  • Addressed an issue where shot matching some clips with output cache in the color page would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where the gallery view would not automatically scroll to reveal newly grabbed stills
  • Addressed an issue where exporting imported Dolby Vision metadata would only export the first trim for each clip
  • Addressed an issue where exporting imported Dolby Vision metadata would not preserve the original L2 values in a Dolby Vision 4.0 project
  • Addressed an issue where adjusting scopes parameters on some Windows systems would sometimes cause the viewer to show black frames

DaVinci Resolve 16.1 – Color page. Source: Blackmagic

Fairlight Page Improvements

  • Addressed an issue where EQ and dynamics on bus mixers would not being updated correctly when switching timelines or reloading projects
  • Addressed an issue where Alt/Option-clicking clip gain to add keyframes would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where dragging a stereo clip to a mono track in range mode would behave incorrectly
  • Addressed an issue where the timeline ruler could be dragged before the start of the timeline in some scenarios
  • Addressed an issue where the patch I/O dialog would not reflect changing audio input devices without an application restart on macOS
  • Addressed an issue where native input devices would not be detected in the patch I/O dialog when using a Blackmagic Design playback device
  • Addressed an issue where video scrollers would not be updated correctly when editing video in the Fairlight timeline
  • Addressed an issue where loudness graph would not be shown correctly for buses other than Main1
  • Addressed an issue where automation curves in Trim and Write modes would be represented in the same color
  • Address multiple issues with synchronized audio and video playback when using a Blackmagic Design playback device with the Fairlight Audio Accelerator
  • Addressed an issue where dragging media pool clips with custom audio track mapping to the Fairlight timeline would show incorrect waveforms
  • Addressed an issue where setting up a B-chain with more than 60 input and output channels would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where changing a track name would not refresh all channels in the space view dialog

Media & Deliver Page Improvements

  • Support for user selectable audio sample rates for timeline renders
  • Addressed an issue where the pixel aspect ratio would not be read correctly from Blackmagic RAW files
  • Addressed an issue where decoding some H.264 clips would cause a crash on macOS
  • Addressed an issue where decoding some H.264 clips would show the last frame as offline
  • Addressed an issue where exporting AAF timelines with muted tracks would sometimes cause a crash on macOS systems
  • Addressed an issue where rendering DCP packages in the individual clips mode would incorrectly show errors about audio formats
  • Addressed an issue where renders could be accidentally stopped by selecting a render preset from the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  • Addressed an issue where some DNxUncompressed clips rendered from DaVinci Resolve would be decoded with incorrect levels
  • Addressed an issue where updating a render job referencing a deleted timeline would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where saving a new project with a render job would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where rendering using Resolve in headless mode would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue where uploading clips with accented file names to Frame io, YouTube or Vimeo would sometimes fail

General Improvements

  • Support for retaining the original creation date metadata when restoring or importing projects
  • Support for additional flag and marker colors
  • Improved behavior when editing parameter values using Wacom tablets
  • Improved playback performance in the media, edit and cut pages
  • Improved scripting API with support for deleting a project
  • Addressed an issue where plugging in a monitor and switching to dual screen mode would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where launching the preferences dialog using the shortcut would not work when the language was set to Portuguese
  • Addressed an issue where changing decode quality for a clip would cause corresponding thumbnails in the People dialog to be incorrect
  • Addressed an issue where custom keyboard shortcuts would not work correctly in the full screen viewer
  • General performance and stability improvements

Did you test DaVinci Resolve 16.1 public beta? If yes, how did you like it? Let us know in the comments below the article.

Source: Blackmagic Design

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