DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio out of beta

Blackmagic have released the final version of DaVinci Resolve 16, together with a beta version of 16.1.  The following is taken from the Blackmagic website.

Today we are pleased to announce that DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio and Fusion 16 Studio are now available as no charge updates for existing users on our support web site.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion

We strongly encourage all beta users to update to this release version.

For users moving from v15 or earlier, using the Project Manager tools please 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.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 16

Key new features
• Addition of all-new Cut page
• Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
• Multiple performance improvements with significantly faster Fusion processing
• Collaboration workflow improvements – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
• Upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo
• Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages
• Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
• Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Significantly improved GPU accelerated real-time scopes
• Initial immersive 3D audio support including Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and SMPTE ST 2098 – DaVinci Resolve Studio

Cut
• Dual timelines with the ability to quickly navigate or edit anywhere on the timeline
• Ability to use Source Tape mode to preview multiple media pool clips as a sequence of shots
• Dedicated trim tool in the viewer to allow for frame-accurate trimming
• Fast review mode with adaptive preview speeds to quickly review footage
• Intelligent editing behavior based on playhead proximity to edit points
• Dedicated edit and transition buttons
• Compact viewer controls for context-specific actions including transform, audio, text and effects
• Ability to access and edit all DaVinci Resolve transitions, effects and Fusion title templates
• Multiple media pool sort and display modes – including new filmstrip mode and new list mode with thumbnails
• Easy access to Quick Export options to export and share videos
• Ability to switch between fixed and moving playhead modes in the timeline
• Ability to use the R key shortcut to change clip speeds
• Ability to use the A key shortcut to auto color the selected clip

Performance
• User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes
• Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
• Improved Fusion playback performance
• Improved caching performance for clips with Fusion comps
• Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
• Improved performance when playing back Fusion clips with cached effects
• Improved performance with support for GPU-accelerated scopes
• Improved performance for the Super Scale algorithm powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Improved playback performance on Linux systems with a single NVIDIA GPU
• Improved playback performance when selection follows playhead is enabled in the edit page
• Improved performance when marquee selecting multiple clips in the edit page

Collaboration
• Per-system render cache for collaboration projects – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to create and modify markers in the Color page for collaboration projects – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to modify clip metadata and flags from the Color page for collaboration projects – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to display and change clip color from the Color page for collaboration projects – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to load collaboration projects in read only mode – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ in collaboration projects – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, markers, annotations and comment syncing – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system – DaVinci Resolve Studio^
• Ability to see the machine and IP address of the user who is currently using a non-collaboration project
• Options to show or hide flags and markers of specific colors
• Ability to delete markers and flags by color

Edit
• Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
• Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
• Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Custom safe areas for titles and actions
• Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip
• Ability to copy and paste clips and edits across timelines and projects with different frame rates
• Ability to toggle between rectified and non-rectified waveforms for audio clips in Media Storage and Media Pool
• Video orientation angle in the Clip Attributes dialog
• Ease in and out position keyframes in the curves editor
• Ability to view and edit keyframes for OpenFX plugins in timeline curves
• Stabilize video clips from the Inspector
• Support for pasting color correction properties from the Paste Attributes dialog
• Support for copying retime and scaling attributes between clips in the edit timeline
• Improved audio behavior when scrubbing in the Edit and Media page viewers
• Temporarily enable/disable snapping for titles on the viewer using the Alt/Opt key
• All available viewer area is automatically used for 2-up and 4-up displays
• Blade operations on a selected clip results in the preceding section being selected
• Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers
• Support for a larger selection of words in the keyword dictionary from workspace menu
• Ability to group and manage smart bins using folders
• User preference to automatically create smart bin categories from media pool clips based on keywords, shot, scene and people metadata
• Ability to duplicate existing smart bins
• Ability to toggle between searching all media pool bins and current bin
• Support for Go to In/Go to Out functions for three point edits even when preview marks are not visible
• Support for switching the video monitoring output when toggling between source and timeline viewer in gang mode
• Automatic updating of the Usage in Media Pool list view
• Project setting to limit reel name matching to a specific number of characters when conforming or color tracing timelines
• Project setting to ignore a specific number of characters from the beginning of the reel name when conforming or color tracing timelines
• Newly pasted clips are now automatically selected
• Ability to render broadcast wave files with support for metadata when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
• Improved handling of video codec defaults and audio file names when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
• Ability to switch buses for monitoring from the Edit page
• Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options
• Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers
• Improved marker annotation with support for lines and rectangles
• Improved naming behavior for duplicated bins, clips and timelines

Fusion
• Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
• Improved handling of edit sizing in new projects with edit sizing applied to clips after Fusion effects
• Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
• Improved Fusion playback performance
• Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
• Support for MultiSampling in the 3D Renderer
• Ability to flexibly scale animation with changing clip lengths
• Improved performance when playing back cached Fusion clips
• Improved responsiveness of Fusion viewer interactions when using a Wacom tablet
• Ability to view and edit Fusion composition names from the clip thumbnail context menu
• Improved memory management on large Fusion compositions with a high layer count
• Improved GPU memory utilization for Fusion compositions with temporal processing
• Improved performance for Change Depth with new Error Diffusion option
• Improved performance and accuracy for Camera Tracker, with support for lens distortion
• Improved performance for Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for Duplicate tool with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for TimeSpeed and TimeStretcher with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for Planar Tracker
• Improved performance for B-Spline rendering with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for Vector Motion Blur and motion blur in other tools with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for Fusion Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance for Fusion Color operations with GPU acceleration support
• Improved performance when selecting a paint tool with multiple strokes
• Improved zoom behavior in the keyframe and spline panels
• Improved visual progress and feedback when rendering savers
• Improved performance and stability when rendering mask shapes when using the Metal GPU processing mode

Color
• All new scopes engine
⁃ GPU accelerated with real-time performance
⁃ Option to apply a low pass filter for cleaner views
⁃ CIE scope for viewing gamut distribution
⁃ Option to set quality of the scopes
⁃ Additional YRGB and YCbCr modes in Parade
⁃ Option to see extents in Parade and Waveform
⁃ Option to colorize Parade and Waveform
⁃ Additional luminance and chroma modes in Waveform
⁃ Ability to set ranges and view shadows, midtones and highlights independently in the Vectorscope
⁃ Ability to view individual or combined extents for shadows, midtones and highlights in the Vectorscope
⁃ Additional YRGB mode in the Histogram
• Option to see input or output histograms in the background of custom curves
• Option to see input or output histograms in the background of HSL curves
• Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
• Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output
• Support for box and difference wipe modes in the Color page viewer
• Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer
• Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX
• Ability to adjust the thumbnail size for timeline and lightbox to view a larger range of clips
• Ability to copy and paste attributes between nodes
• Ability to step forward and backward by 1 second
• Ability to mark in-out ranges, mark current clip or clear ranges in the timeline for looped playback and to perform quick exports of specific sections
• New smart filter for clips with edit sizing
• New smart filter for clips with specific ResolveFX or OpenFX applied
• Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels
• Additional strength controls for advanced video stabilization
• Improved stabilization behavior for clips with rotation applied in clip attributes
• Tracks can be enabled/disabled from the application menu and using shortcuts
• Option to monitor stereoscopic content using line by line with the first line being even
• Support for 4:4:4 SDI input for Resolve Live
• List view mode for gallery stills and PowerGrades
• Ability to update and navigate the current timeline wipe using the Timelines section in the gallery
• Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery
• Support for a new Selected Still Images split screen mode
• Accessing clip attributes from the thumbnail context menu
• Revealing media in Media Pool from the thumbnail context menu
• Revealing applied LUT in LUT browser from the node context menu
• Support for Canon C700 IDTs in ACES workflows
• Support for tooltips with track names in the Color page timeline
• Support for AstroDesign ALog OETF in Resolve Color Management workflows
• Support for 203 nit gamma mapping in Color Management settings when performing SDR to HDR color space conversions
• Ability to pan and tilt an image beyond the project resolution in input, node and output sizing
• Modifying Canon and Panasonic Camera Raw controls from the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Advanced Panels
• Switching tabs automatically when adjusting primary parameters from DaVinci Resolve panels
• Copying and pasting nodes with the Blackmagic Design Advanced panels using the first two keys under the left-most trackball
• Support for tagging the video monitoring signal with Rec.2020 color space information based on the output color space

ResolveFX
• ResolveFX Stylize powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• ResolveFX Analog Damage in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• ResolveFX Pencil Sketch in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• ResolveFX Chromatic Aberration in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• ResolveFX Chromatic Adaptation
• ResolveFX Vignette
• ResolveFX Invert Color
• ResolveFX Drop Shadow
• Support for the ResolveFX Blanking Fill, Lens Blur and Tilt Shift Blur in the Fusion page
• Support for the ResolveFX Patch Replacer in the Edit page
• Support for integrated beauty enhancements in ResolveFX Face Refinement
• Improved ResolveFX Beauty with a new Auto mode, better edge behavior, individual controls and larger parameter ranges
• Improved ResolveFX Scanline
• Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins
• Improved behavior for ResolveFX plugins with support for processing the alpha channel in the Edit timeline
• Improved ResolveFX Blanking Fill with better defaults, support for more granular cropping and easier controls
• Improved ResolveFX Warper with support for keyframing
• Improved ResolveFX Dead Pixel with support for keyframing
• Improved ResolveFX Colorspace Transform with support for SMPTE-C and Gamma 2.5

Fairlight
• Initial support for Dolby Atmos audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Initial support for Auro-3D audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Initial support for SMPTE ST 2098 3D audio from DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Support for B-Chain monitoring in the Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Support for adding crossfades to clips
• Initial support for selection and editing of video tracks and clips
• Support for labeling and protecting specific speakers from unwanted signal patching from the B-Chain port setup
• Support for a larger variety of track formats including support for 3D audio formats
• FairlightFX Frequency Analyzer
• FairlightFX Limiter
• FairlightFX Phase Meter
• FairlightFX Dialog Processor
• FairlightFX Foley Sampler
• Elastic Wave adaptive audio timing
• Ability to save and recall multiple track automation mixes
• Ability to copy, paste, edit and erase user selected portions of track automation data from the Fairlight menu
• Improved viewing and control of 3D pans in the Fairlight pan tool
• Support for the Fairlight PCIe Audio Accelerator on macOS
• Support for the Fairlight Audio Interface on macOS
• Support for the Fairlight Audio Desktop editor on macOS
• Support for the Fairlight Audio Console on macOS
• Support for the Fairlight PCIe Audio MADI upgrade
• Support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded audio content
• Ability to save and recall presets for Fairlight buses for equalizer, dynamics, plugins and channel setup
• Support for configuring and monitoring external audio sources
• Support for a timecode generator output in Fairlight page for driving external audio applications in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Viewing and editing automation parameters for buses in the timeline view
• New loudness monitoring standards – including ATSC, 1770 and R128 standards
• Improved clip normalization with an option to set loudness standards
• Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline
• Ability to reset playback volume by Alt/Opt-clicking the volume slider
• Media path mapping for the Sound Library
• Ability to save and recall full console library presets

Codecs and Delivery
• Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages
• Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode
• Support for the latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.4
• Decoding iOS Voice Memo, including lossless formats
• Improved support for decoding and linking IMF supplemental packages in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Support for 20th Century Fox IMF preset in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Option for DCP quantization levels when rendering using the Kakadu JPEG2000 codecs
• User alert when the render resolution is larger than the timeline resolution
• Ability to use Super Scale in timeline output scaling in order to perform upscaling on renders and deliveries
• Support for encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Support for trimming MXF clips with temporal codecs in media management
• Ability to minimize or disable viewer updates during rendering
• AMD hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• AMD hardware accelerated encoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Improved support for NVIDIA H.264 and H.265 rendering parameters on the Delivery page on Windows and Linux in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Improved support for Intel Quick Sync H.264 and H.265 parameters on the Delivery page on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Option to select the hardware acceleration method for decoding H.264 and H.265 on Windows and Linux – DaVinci Resolve Studio
• Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
• Improved performance when encoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
• Option to select hardware or software encoding for H.264 in macOS
• Ability to set the Entropy mode when encoding H.264 on macOS
• Improved display of options for H.265 profiles with implicit bit depth selection in the Deliver page on macOS
• Improved support for reading EXIF metadata
• Improved HDR metadata encoding when rendering to H.265
• Improved performance when encoding to AVI formats
• Improved AVI support with ability to decode BGRA clips
• Improved performance when performing audio only renders
• Support for decoding Sony Venice V4 clips
• Support for D-Gamut and D-Log for DJI RAW clips
• Support for GPU accelerated decoding of Canon RAW clips using the Canon SDK
• Support for decoding Canon C700 Full Frame clips
• Support decoding Canon RAW clips in half res and quarter res mode
• Support for decoding and encoding Avid DNxUncompressed formats
• Support for decoding ARRI HDE clips
• Ability to control QuantScale and MaxFrameSizeInPercent parameters when encoding to Grass Valley formats
• Improved IMF composition settings options with the ability to rename native assets
• Improved naming support for native DCP and IMF renders
• Removed folder extensions from IMF/DCP renders

General
• Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
• Exporting videos directly to YouTube
• Exporting videos directly to Vimeo
• Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences
• Support for specifying OS level environment variables to configure preferences and support folders for custom installations
⁃ See Technical documentation in the Help menu for more details
• Ability to check for software updates from the DaVinci Resolve menu
• Playback speed indicators in Resolve viewers
• Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve
• Ability to hide the page navigation bar from the Workspace menu
• Ability to enable or disable focused panel indicators in DaVinci Resolve
• Ability to list and navigate to open Media Pool windows from the Workspace menu
• Support for automatically checking for software updates when connected to the internet
• Support for Russian user interface
• Improved Live Save behavior on the Fusion and Color pages
• Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu
• Support for using timeline name and project name as burn in and render tags
• Support for editing descriptions and comments columns for timelines in the Media Page
• Ability to view the GPU Processing mode when set to Auto
• Support for using DaVinci Resolve Studio dongles to enable Fusion Studio
• General stability and performance improvements

Developer
• Ability for OpenFX plugins to access any frame from the current clip
• Scripting support for python 3.7
• Discoverable scripting APIs in python and python 3
• Combo boxes in Davinci CTL plugins
• Ability to encrypt and specify expiry dates for DaVinci CTLs
• Ability to query current timecode and current clip using the scripting API
• Ability to launch and perform scripting on DaVinci Resolve in headless mode using the -nogui command line option
• Improved scripting support for importing, exporting and restoring projects and archives
• Improved scripting support for listing, loading, renaming and deleting Fusion compositions and Color versions
• Improved scripting support with ability to call GetCurrentTimecode() during playback

Pre-installation Notes
• DaVinci Resolve 16 introduces support for operating system user-level configurations and preferences. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, your system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into your user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to your system or user level preferences in DaVinci Resolve 16 will not be reflected in older versions.
• DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 15.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.
• DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10. This applies to both the compute and display graphics cards. Please also install the latest graphics drivers on Windows and Linux recommended by your graphics card vendor.
• DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.0 requires a firmware update for the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. Please note that this firmware cannot be downgraded to work with previous versions of DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Minimum system requirements

• macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
• 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
• Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
• CUDA Driver version 418.105
• NVIDIA Driver version – As required by your GPU
• RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
• RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later

Upgrading your PostgreSQL database server on Mac

Until DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2, the Mac installer used to ship with PostgreSQL version 8.4.2. Starting from macOS Sierra 10.12, PostgreSQL version 8.4 is no longer supported. If you intend to upgrade to the latest OS, you will need to upgrade your PostgreSQL database server to version 9.5.4 prior to upgrading macOS. Once your PostgreSQL installation has been upgraded and your data has been ported, you can then proceed with your macOS upgrade.

We have provided apps to simplify upgrading your PostgreSQL version on your Mac. The apps along with instructions can be found in the /Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/Upgrade PostgreSQL folder.

Starting from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3, new installations will include PostgreSQL version 9.5.4.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions.
To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, double-click the Uninstall Resolve icon.