Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17.4 which optimizes the speed of DaVinci Resolve to work up to 5 times faster on the new Apple Mac models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. This speed increase allows customers to playback, edit and grade 8K projects even 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. Plus, DaVinci Neural Engine performance is up to 4 times faster for real time facial recognition, object detection and smart reframing. Support for ProMotion 120Hz displays makes playback and editing incredibly smooth and HDR viewers are also supported on the new Apple MacBook HDR displays.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also adds greater support for automatic color management, making it faster and simpler to set up projects. Additionally, this update adds support for ACES 1.3, including gamut compression, so customers can now more accurately display wide gamut images to be certain they are getting the best representation of the source image. DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website.
Blackmagic Design has also announced the URSA Broadcast G2, a professional broadcast camera with 6K sensor that is designed to bring digital cinema quality to both traditional and online broadcasters. The 6144 x 3456 digital sensor provides increased low light performance with dual gain ISO of up to +36dB as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 also includes H.265 and Blackmagic RAW file formats, Blackmagic generation 5 color science, as well as a USB-C expansion port for external disk recording, and more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for $3,995US.