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DaVinci Resolve 17.4.4 Released – Adds Support for Blackmagic RAW 2.3 and More

February 16th, 2022 Jump to Comment Section 2
DaVinci Resolve 17.4.4 Released - Adds Support for Blackmagic RAW 2.3 and More

The new DaVinci Resolve 17.4.4 brings support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.3, support for browser-based authentication for Dropbox and YouTube, support for further formats encoding on Apple Silicon devices, and more.

DaVinci Resolve 17, the popular NLE from Blackmagic Design, has been first released back in November 2020. Since then, many betas and final release subversions introduced countless optimizations, new features, and bug fixes. It remains to be seen when the company makes the big leap again and releases DaVinci Resolve 18. Until then, we will keep getting additional subversions – now Blackmagic Design releases version 17.4.4. Let’s take a look at what is new.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4.4

Perhaps the most notable feature of the new Resolve 17.4.4 is the support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.3. Furthermore, Blackmagic Design added support for browser-based authentication for Dropbox and YouTube, support for further formats encoding on Apple Silicon devices, and more. The full list of the new improvements look like this:

  • Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.3
  • Support for browser based authentication for Dropbox and YouTube.
  • Support for Deep Link Hyper Encode for multiple Intel GPU systems.
  • Hardware accelerated VP9 decodes on Apple silicon.
  • Support for encoding H.265 Main10 4:2:2 on Apple silicon.
  • Support for generating Rec.2020 Dolby Vision IMFs.
  • Ability to specify encoding primaries in Dolby Vision XML exports.
  • Improved DaVinci Neural Engine performance on Macs with AMD GPUs.
  • Improved performance for clips with Fusion effects.
  • Addressed an issue rippling speed changes in the edit timeline.
  • Addressed viewer preview when dragging a clip under the playhead.
  • Addressed artifacts with keys feeding layer mixer nodes on Apple silicon.
  • Addressed inconsistent edit previews for HDR in RCM projects.
  • Addressed gamut compression issues for custom ACES DCTL IDTs.
  • Addressed AAF export issues with crossfades and small edits.
  • Addressed an issue with renaming disk database projects in Linux.
  • Addressed an issue with printer light keyboard shortcuts in Linux.
  • TIFF files are now read as sequences in Auto mode.
  • General performance and stability improvements.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4. Source: Blackmagic Design

Price and availability

As always, the latest version of DaVinci Resolve is available now as a free download from the Blackmagic Support Center. The full Studio license of DaVinci Resolve 17.4.4 is also available on the same page, but you will need to purchase an activation code in order to launch it. The full license for two computers costs currently $295 or you can get the license with a Blackmagic Speed Editor (check our review here) for $395. The license also comes with all new Blackmagic Design cameras.

When it comes to database, DaVinci Resolve 17.4.x requires a database upgrade from Resolve 16.2.7 and previous versions. It is strongly recommended that you back up your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) and then restore that database for the upgrade before upgrading to this release. There is no database change from 17.x.

Is DaVinci Resolve your main editing software? What do you think of the latest update? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.

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