DaVinici Resolve -- 18 Released / Updated

Heads up - 18.0.4 needs a reboot on Win10.

Too much happening on my laptop for the moment - luckily not needed immediately.


I have only just done ver 3 :person_facepalming:t3:

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For us hobbyists, I very much doubt there’s an iota of difference. :stuck_out_tongue:


Had to upgrade the RAM x 3 to 24MB in hubby’s laptop - mine is supplied by work and definitely isnt powerful enough to run Resolve - but have to say it is an amazing bit of software… Does everything I need and at a price my yorkshireman husband is happy with - free :wink:

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Apparently Resolve is soon to be available for iPad Pro.


That’s great news - wonder if it’s a separate license or will need to buy a 2nd one

Studio comes as a 2-install license.

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Nice - can start to use it on the move on the iPad rather than having to use the MacBook at home.

Great news

Has to be the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip, it seems.

Mines last years so rules me out


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This one needs a project library update. Back up projects first - in case.

Key New Features
• Vertical resolution options in project settings for social media.
• Select custom thumbnails for YouTube uploads.
• Support for individual timeline locks enhancing multi-user collaboration.
New Voice Isolation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in Studio.
New Dialogue Leveler for natural smooth audio.
• Vector keyframing for Fairlight automation curve editing.
• Fairlight grid support for editing to timecode or musical tempo.
• Reorganized and streamlined view menu.
• Support for Resolve FX Dust Buster in the edit timeline.
• Improved speed editor functionality in the edit page.
• Subtitle caption properties can now be overridden individually.
• Support for subtitle track presets and per-track formatting rules.
• Support for Magic Mask in the Fusion page.
• Support for Dolby Vision cinema trims.
• Support for fractional display scaling for Windows and Linux.

New Resolve FX Sky Replacement including generated sky textures.

(Also shit loads of mini fixes, etc.)

A couple of YTs on the highlighted items - both of which are rather impressive. Both only available in the Studio (paid for) verstion.

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Very impressive :+1:



Nothing overly exciting - mainly fixes. (Needs Windows Restart!)

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 18.1.1
• Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.8.
• Preferences option to manually set display scaling on Windows.
• Addressed an issue with incorrect clip thumbnails on some systems.
• Addressed keyboard shortcuts for switching primaries.
• Addressed an issue rendering MXF clips with embedded captions.
• Addressed audio drops and artefacts when using voice isolation.
• Addressed audio clicks when monitoring after changing EQ type.
• Addressed a Text3D issue with characters with intersections.
• Addressed an issue importing tracking data in Fusion.
• Addressed an issue evaluating Group or Macro tool expressions.
• Addressed an issue with Text+ on old CPUs.
• General performance and stability improvements.

Manually set display scaling in Windows - might be interesting. I’ll report back when I find out more.

I think this is to do with the way footprints of the various sections of a tab can vary, depending on display resolution (minimum area / relative areas / font size [for ease of reading]) - and some users (with dedicated DR machines) change the window scaling in settings to get their preferred environment for DR.
But this, on a machine used for other things, can screw with how other things look.
I’m anticipating this will mean that the overall setting can be set for everything else as normal, with a “within DR only pseudo setting” available.


The way this might be of interest to me (:crossed_fingers:) is that I’m wanting a larger monitor, way ahead of getting a new laptop, and not decided which resolution to go for.
Currently my laptop only goes to 1920x1080 - so even my idea of asking (in Currys, or similar) if I could connect my laptop to a screen on display to see how DR looks, is really limited as to what it will tell me when I get a laptop that can properly display 4k.
This setting might allow emulation of a higher 16:9 screen. :crossed_fingers:
The fact that I may go for an extra wide monitor may still pose a “preview” step too far.

Anyway - will investigate later. Just installed 18.1.1. :+1:

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Of course - this feature might also be of use to anyone with a small (physically) high res screen struggling to read tiny fonts, and perhaps having to change system setting.

OK - well, lesson learned. Check what it really does before babbling - except for …

… where I can imagine it may be useful.

The setting is under Preferences …


… in the User section on the first tab …

Options are : Auto (default) / 100% / 150% / 200%

Shame there’s not options <100% for what I was really hoping for.

For sure - using 200% on my laptop - the initial splash window was wider than my screen - and the Edit tab hilariously unusable! :rofl:

I’ll have to contact Blackmagic directly - or one of the YouTubers - to see if the default screen layouts can be posted for different screen resolutions.

Two pieces of good news - for iPad owners.

  • It’s been released in Beta for invited users
  • M1 iPads seem work pretty well, too!

No date on general release as yet.