Blackmagic Design have released DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4, which features various updates that may or may not affect your particular workflow.
The most interesting thing to note is that DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 now supports the Touch Bar on Apple’s new Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait for in-depth details on exactly what functionality has been implemented with the Touch Bar, as I don’t have a new MacBook Pro to test.
Most of the updates affect more specialized features that many users will likely not even notice, but improvements to MP4 decoding, and audio/video sync with some smartphone footage may be a welcome addition for some.
What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4
- Added support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
- Improved EXR decode and playback performance
- Added support for decoding .MP3 files on Windows
- Added support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX codecs
- Added support for decoding MXF ProRes files
- Added support for preserving super-white and sub-black data in ProRes 4444 codecs
- Improved grading and playback performance when working with large node graphs
- Improved support for .CR2 files from Canon 5D Mark IV
- Added support for Rec. 2100 in RCM
- Added support for sliders to control Dolby Vision analysis data
- Added support for image orientation flag in DPX files
- Added P3-D65 IDTs and ODTs in ACES
- Added Rec.2020 ST.2084 1000 nits ODT clamped to P3 in ACES
- Increased maximum bitrate for JPEG2000 renders
- Addressed an issue where only one eye was updated while wiping stills in Stereoscopic 3D
- Addressed an issue with artifacts when decoding some Cineform footage
- Addressed an issue with decoding some .MP4 files
- Addressed an issue with audio and video going out of sync on some phone camera footage
- Addressed an issue with exporting fades to and from black to Dolby Vision XML
- Addressed a crash with editing Camera Raw settings in the Media Pool
- Addressed an issue with “Preserve source directory” in the Deliver Page
- Addressed an issue with Audio Meters in dual screen mode
- Addressed an issue where data burn-ins are sometimes not seen on the Edit Page
- Addressed an issue with rendering one channel per track on Linux
- Addressed an issue with highlights in Lum Vs. Sat when adjusting shadows
- Addressed an issue with decoding Canon XF AVC Intra 12-bit files
- General performance and stability improvements
It is always worth updating to every minor new release as they become available in order to keep your Resolve system current. You can download the DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 update from the Support page of the Blackmagic Design website.