Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Update

Blackmagic Design release new DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Studio update. This software update adds support for monitoring modes with DeckLink 8K Pro, importing audio only AAF clips, lets you name Gallery stills with user defined tags, addresses an issue with audio playback while dynamic trimming, improves Fairlight keyframe editing and more.

In addition, this update has many general performance and stability improvements, and is recommended for all DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio users. This version requires either a DaVinci Resolve dongle or a software activation key.

DaVinci Resolve 14.2

New Features in DaVinci Resolve 14.2

  • Support for the DeckLink 8K Pro monitoring modes
  • Support for importing audio-only AAF timelines
  • Support for rendering audio handles in ProTools round trip mode
  • Support for audio playback when performing dynamic trimming
  • Support for import and export of Final Cut Pro 10.4 XML
  • Support for automatically naming Gallery Stills using user-defined tags
  • Support for 16 and 18 fps timeline frame rates
  • Support for 95.905 fps timeline frame rate
  • Support for more fine-grained preferences for Performance Mode
  • Improved support for keyframes in the Fairlight page
  • Support for listing multiple DeckLink SDI devices with unique names
  • Visual indicators for distinguishing between timeline clips without media in the Media Pool and without media on disk
  • Ability to change the playhead position without stopping playback on the Fairlight page
  • Support for Enable 2D Timeline Scroll on the Fairlight page
  • Support for context menus for markers in the Fairlight page
  • Support for automatic creation of a timeline when dragging in an audio clip in the Fairlight page

Fixed bugs and issues from previous versions:

  • Addressed issues with acquiring and releasing the lock for a bin in a collaboration project
  • Addressed an issue where network connectivity issues could cause unexpected results in a collaboration project
  • Addressed an issue where a blank node graph would sometimes be displayed when switching between clips in collaboration mode
  • Addressed an issue where two users could sometimes load a non-collaboration project in write mode without a warning
  • Addressed an issue where “Update Timecode from Audio using LTC” would not work on clips starting with blank audio
  • Addressed an issue where retiming an audio clip would sometimes result in audio glitches
  • Addressed an issue where unlinking linked audio groups with the Pan dialog open would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where starting or stopping playback would sometimes cause a momentary glitch in the audio on the Fairlight page
  • Addressed multiple issues with fader behavior for direct track outputs in the Fairlight track mixer
  • Addressed an issue where the Fairlight timeline would sometimes show an incorrect number of audio tracks
  • Addressed an issue where the Fairlight control room widget would sometimes become invisible when resetting a dual-screen UI layout
  • Addressed an issue where JKL playback would not honor the looped playback state on the Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue where moving an audio clip would not refresh the keyframe navigation buttons on the Fairlight inspector
  • Addressed an issue where some Fairlight dial widgets would not reset their values correctly on double-click
  • Addressed an issue where audio EQ band adjustments might be incorrectly saved
  • Addressed an issue where stopping playback would continue audio output for a few frames on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where LTC timecode output over SDI would not work when playing back on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where the Mute status would not be reflected correctly in the Edit page on a track with automation
  • Addressed an issue with titles where using certain fonts would result in cropped glyphs
  • Addressed an issue where bypassing color grades would bypass OpenFX applied on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where deleting a clip with an OpenFX transition would sometimes crash
  • Addressed a crash when switching multi-cam angles if the viewer was in source mode
  • Addressed an issue where re-conforming multi-cam clips from a bin would not retain the original angle information
  • Addressed an issue where performing a blade operation on asymmetric linked edits would result in incorrect linking
  • Addressed an issue where previewing compound clips and timelines in the source viewer would activate the timeline audio meters
  • Addressed an issue where previewing video-only clips in the source viewer would sometimes be slow on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where importing older projects using a Sony IDT in an ACES workflow would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue with audio playback when applying clip filters on the Color page
  • Addressed an issue where Color Tracing Power Windows from proxy files would result in incorrect window positions
  • Addressed an issue where copying grades between clips would unnecessarily invalidate the clip source cache
  • Addressed an issue where bypassing color grades on speed changed clips would disable the optical flow or frame blending
  • Addressed an issue with incorrect results when stabilizing multiple edits from the same source
  • Addressed an issue where switching databases would sometimes incorrectly hide the second screen in a dual screen monitor layout
  • Addressed an issue where GoPro CineForm clips would decode with a watermark applied on Linux
  • Addressed an issue with decoding some Sony XAVC-I clips
  • Addressed an issue with incorrect cropping for certain QuickTime ARRI clips
  • Addressed an issue with color shifts when decoding certain Panasonic AVC-Intra clips
  • Addressed an issue where the stereo audio format of some MXF clips was not recognized correctly
  • Addressed an issue with reading drop-frame timecodes for DPX clips
  • Addressed an issue when decoding some QuickTime clips with large timecode values
  • Addressed an issue with color shifts when rendering stereoscopic 3D clips in side-by-side mode using H.264
  • General performance and stability improvements

The new DaVinci Resolve 14.2 update can be downloaded HERE.

Please note:

*DaVinci Resolve 14.2 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 and previous versions. Blackmagic Design strongly recommend that users backup their existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

*DaVinci Micro and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Mini panels will also require a firmware update starting from 14.1.