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DaVinci Resolve 9.1 supports Retina displays, more

January 18, 2013
DaVinci Resolve 9.1 supports Retina displays, more FREEMONT, CA —Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) has updated DaVinci Resolve to Version 9.1. This new release allows pros to use Resolve with Apple’s MacBook high-resolution Retina technology. Retina-based notebooks have become a popular tool in post, and with V.9.1 DaVinci Resolve users can run on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro at the best image quality setting.

DaVinci Resolve 9.1 also features support in XML for FCP X Audition, a feature in FCP X which provides the ability to stack and scroll through multiple shots in a single location in a timeline, allowing Resolve users to easily transfer files between the systems for an efficient workflow. Improvements in mixed frame rate XML integration will allow better workflows between Resolve, FCP X and Final Cut Pro 7 projects. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 also supports improvements for Avid AAF, Sony XAVC and AVC-Intra files and a number of audio and performance improvements.

The new DaVinci Resolve 9.1 also includes an enhancement for the CinemaDNG file format, as used by cameras such as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. DaVinci Resolve now includes a CinemaDNG Input Device Transform (IDT) for grading RAW images in full ACES workflows.

V.9.1 can also now be used with the DeckLink 4K Extreme, Blackmagic Design’s newest addition to the DeckLink family of PCI Express capture cards. DeckLink 4K Extreme includes all the features of the popular DeckLink HD Extreme 3D card, plus UltraHD 4K playback, which is four times the resolution of 1080HD video.

DaVinci Resolve 9.1 for Mac, Windows and Linux is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website free for existing full feature DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve Lite 9.1 public beta is available for both Mac OS X and Windows and is free to all users.

Here is a list of all V.9.1's new features:

    •    Support for Apple Macbook Retina technology.
    •    Support in XML for FCP X Audition.
    •    Improved XML integration for better workflows between Resolve, FCP X and Final Cut Pro 7.
    •    Integration with DeckLink 4K Extreme.
    •    Includes CinemaDNG Input Device Transform (IDT) for grading Raw images in ACES workflows.
    •    Ability to generate new AAF for MXF audio renders.
    •    Improved chase audio feature allowing specification in either frames or seconds.
    •    Support for timeline audio when PowerMastering.
    •    Playback support for Sony Raw F55/F5 files.
    •    Improved rendering times for Sony CineAlta SStP files.
    •    Playback support for the Red Mysterium-X Monochrome sensor (software decode only).
    •    Playback and render support for DNxHD 100.
    •    New ASC CDL metadata extraction from ARRIRAW headers.
    •    Matte clips can now be assigned to multiple clips in the Media Pool.
    •    Red Rocket can now be disabled from Preferences.
    •    NTSC DV playback supports both 4X3 and 16x9 aspect ratios.