Blackmagic Design announced that it is now shipping DaVinci Resolve 11.2, which adds improved CinemaDNG RAW image processing with new soft clipping features, improved round trip workflows with Avid Media Composer 8.3 and DNxHR support. Existing users can download the update for free.
The new version includes improvements to CinemaDNG RAW image processing that make files shot on Blackmagic digital film cameras look better. Users can take advantage of new colorspace transform enhancements when decoding RAW files for more realistic Rec. 709 and P3 colorspace images. New soft clip options are now available when converting high dynamic range CinemaDNG RAW images into Rec. 709 colorspace. That means customers will get better images when moving to reduced color spaces because colors are transformed using new algorithms designed to minimize clipping.
The system also makes it easier to work with Avid editors enabling user to move high resolution media and sequences back and forth between the two systems. New DNxHR encoding and decoding lets customers work natively and share the same high resolution media files, and improved AAF import and export lets editors and colorists round trip projects with Media Composer 8.3 more accurately and reliably.
Additional features in DaVinci Resolve 11.2 include the ability to select RGB pixel order when working with DPX 2.0 files, new flag and marker support in ColorTrace and support for the Red SDK 5.3.