Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16.2, a new update to the company’s popular edit, color, visual effects and audio post production software that includes major Fairlight updates for audio post production. This new update also includes many improvements for color correction, editing and more so is recommended for all users.
The new update includes updates in editing in the Fairlight audio timeline when using a mouse and keyboard; the edit selection mode makes adding fades, cuts and even moving clips only a mouse click away. New scalable waveforms let users zoom in without adjusting the volume. Bouncing lets customers render a clip with custom sound effects directly from the Fairlight timeline.
MPEG-H 3D immersive surround sound audio bussing and monitoring workflows are now supported. Additionally, improved pan and balance behavior includes the ability to constrain panning. This new release also includes improvements in AAF import and export. AAF support has been refined so AAF sequences can be imported directly to the timeline in use. Additionally, if the project features a different time scale the AAF data can also be imported with an offset value to match.
The new software also improves audio mixing. A new EQ curve preset for clip EQ in the inspector allows removal of troublesome frequencies. New FairlightFX filters include a new meter plug-in that adds a floating meter for any track or bus to keep an eye on levels even if the monitoring panel or mixer are closed. There’s also a new LFE filter designed to roll off the higher frequencies when mixing low frequency effects in surround.
DaVinci Resolve 16.2 is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design web site. Please visit www.blackmagicdesign.com for more information.