Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Blackmagic release DaVinci Resolve 9.1

Blackmagic have released a new version of DaVinci Resolve, version 9.1

These are the new features in 9.1

• Mac OS X Retina support for MacBook Pro
• Support for FCPX Audition in XML
• Improved mixed frame rate XML support
• Includes CinemaDNG Input Device Transform (IDT) for grading Raw images
• Playback and render support for DNxHD 100
• Playback support for XAVC and AVC-Intra100 MXF
• Playback support for Sony Raw F55/F5 files
• Faster rendering of Sony CineAlta SStP files
• NTSC DV playback now supports 4x3 and 16x9 aspect ratios
• Generation of new AAF for MXF audio renders
• Support for timeline audio when PowerMastering
• Chase audio offset can now be specified in either frames or seconds
• Option to automatically render the same number of audio channels as
source audio
• ASC CDL metadata extraction from ARRIRAW headers
• Matte clips can now be assigned to multiple clips in the Media Pool
• DeckLink 4K Extreme support
• Added support for the Red Mysterium-X Monochrome sensor (software
decode only)
• Red Rocket can now be disabled from Preferences
• General performance and stability improvements

Resolve 9.1 is a free upgrade.

I have seen some people on the forums have issues with the Lite version with missing Avid DNX codecs so if you use this type of media maybe hold off on upgrading for a while.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Smoke 2013 for Mac with 20% off

Just a quick post for anyone who is interested in advanced editing on the Mac.

Autodesk have an offer running until January 25th that gives you 20% off the cost of a Smoke 2013 license.

Smoke is not cheap, but it is one of the most sophisticated editing and compositing packages available for the Mac platform.

Check out the Autodesk website for more info on Smoke or check Brian Mulligans excellent blog with 101 questions answered about Smoke 2013 here