DaVinci Resolve 17.2 is the latest version of the popular Blackmagic video editing software, offering a bunch of improvements and fixes as well as new decoding and encoding support options.
The update adds a number of improvements including, improved startup performance, live save on by default, support for applying and managing crossfades in the Fairlight timeline and for controlling track processing order in the Fairlight mixer.
It also adds support for Fusion template bundles along with the ability to decode AV1 clips on Windows machines and support to decode MKV clips across all platforms.
Support for renaming individual timeline clips and setting handles when performing audio only renders has also been added.
For the full list of improvements and additions found in DaVinci Resolve 17.2, keep reading below.
You can download the latest version from the Blackmagic Design support page
Everything new and improved in DaVinci Resolve 17.2
- Dramatically improved application startup performance.
- Live save is now on by default.
- Support for custom naming for individual timeline clips.
- Support for adding transitions by double clicking or dragging to viewer.
- Support for decoding AV1 clips on Windows.
- Accelerated AV1 decodes on supported Intel, NVIDIA and AMD platforms.
- Support for decoding MKV clips.
- Support for exporting IMSC-1 compatible TTML captions in IMF clips.
- Support for option to include project name subfolder in media management.
- Support for pasting HDR and color warper attributes in the Color page.
- Support for Fusion template bundles.
- Support for applying and managing crossfades in the Fairlight timeline.
- Support for a batch fade and crossfade editor in the Fairlight page.
- Support for persisting Fairlight edit mode between application restarts.
- Support for moving audio clips to match timeline timecode position.
- Support for setting handles when performing audio only renders.
- Support for controlling track processing order in the Fairlight mixer.
- Support for accessing Fairlight patch and link in the edit and deliver page.
- Ability to show or hide specific audio I/O ports for patching in Fairlight.
- Support for Fairlight console firmware 1.6 with full FlexBus mixing support.
- Improved waveform displays in the Fairlight timeline.
- Improved auto scroll behavior when dragging clips in the Fairlight timeline.
- Support for ACES color science 1.2.
- Support for selecting per-clip ACES DCTLs from context menu.
- Support for new IDTs for the Canon EOS-R5 cameras.
- Option to use white point adaptation in project settings for RCM workflows.
- Option to use white point adaptation in Resolve FX color space transform.
- Support for codec passthrough when rendering IMF JPEG2000 clips.
- Support for trimming Sony Raw and XAVC MXF in media management.
- Support for reading gyroscopic metadata on Sony Venice clips.
- Ability to update RMD metadata files for R3D clips.
- Improved spatial and temporal deinterlace quality.
- Improved curves range display for position and zoom on the edit timeline.
- Improved color management for Blackmagic RAW Gen 5 color science.
- Improved decode performance for 8K H.265 clips on Apple Silicon systems.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to import custom frame sequences.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to delete timelines.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to query current page.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to add generators and titles.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to specify render alpha options.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to switch layout presets.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to quit the application.
- Improved iXML data support with AAF export workflows.
- General performance and stability improvements.
Davinci Resolve Support Products Available through Vistek
The DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is a high quality, portable low profile panel that features three high resolution trackballs and 12 precision machined control knobs for accessing all essential primary color correction tools. Above the center trackball are keys for switching between log and offset color correction, as well as a key to display DaVinci Resolve’s full screen viewer, which is great for use with laptops. Eighteen dedicated keys on the right side also give you access to the most commonly used grading features and playback controls. DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is perfect for independent editors and colorists that need a truly portable solution, great on set to create looks and evaluate color and lighting, ideal for quickly grading video in broadcast trucks, great for education and much more.
The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel is a compact panel that’s packed with a massive combination of features and controls. Like the micro panel, you get three professional trackballs along with a variety of buttons for switching tools, adding colour correctors and navigating your node tree. It also features two colour LCD screens that display menus, controls and parameter settings for the selected tool, along with direct access buttons that let you go direct to the menus for specific DaVinci features. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel is ideal for editors and colourists that need to regularly switch between editing and colour grading, or for freelance colourists that need to take their panel with them when moving between facilities. The mini panel is also great for colourists working on location shoots, for corporate and event videographers, houses of worship and more.
The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is designed for professional editors who need to work faster and turn around work quickly. More than just a simple keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed as an alternative way to edit that’s much faster than a mouse because you can simultaneously use both hands at the same time. You also get an integrated search dial built right into the keyboard. Simply plug the keyboard into any USB‑C computer and you are ready to go. While most keys will work as a standard USB keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed for DaVinci Resolve 16 to enable an editing experience that’s dramatically faster than previously possible.