Blackmagic Design has released the public beta 5 of DaVinci Resolve 18.5, which adds further improvements to the DaVinci public beta, including support for Blackmagic RAW 3.3 recordings from Panasonic Lumix GH6 cameras. DaVinci Wide Gamut is now supported in Fusion, offering more accurate color representation when creating visual effects and motion graphics. Plus, improvements to high and low soft controls in DaVinci Wide Gamut allow for finer adjustment and more sensitivity and precise results. This update also improves Text+ element merging when using gradient fill, for a smoother and more realistic blend in the transition from one fill to another.
For audio, the audio encoder bit rate is now a per track setting, so every track gets higher quality audio rather than sharing the audio bit rate across the tracks. Also, when reviewing footage using the Fairlight Audio Accelerator, there is improved audio playback during the fast forward and rewind functions. This update also improves the video output when running the clean feed feature on Mac OS for DaVinci Resolve Studio users. This allows a full screen view of the video output without the menu bar appearing and obstructing the view. DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Beta 5 is available now as a free download from: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion
A new firmware update for the LUMIX GH6 is also now available from Panasonic. GH6 Ver.2.3 enables RAW video output over HDMI to a Blackmagic Design external recorder with 4K120p/100p video output over HDMI. Available now for download from the Panasonic LUMIX site: