Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17.4 which allows the of DaVinci Resolve to work up to 5 times faster on the new Apple Mac models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

With this speed increase, users can now play back, edit and grade 8K projects faster, and can work with up to 12 streams of 8K footage.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also increases the decoding speed of 12K Blackmagic RAW files, making it over 3 times faster and H.265 rendering is also 1.5 times faster.

The DaVinci Neural Engine performance is up to four times faster, for real time facial recognition, object detection and smart reframing. There is support for ProMotion 120Hz displays and HDR viewers are also supported on the new Apple MacBook HDR displays.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also adds Dropbox Replay integration.

There are a number of other upgrades, including improvements to the edit page and additional support for languages, for automatic colour management, for subtitling and a new Resolve FX custom mixer.



Pippa Considine

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