What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1.1
- Support for joining through edits in the Edit timeline from the context menu
- Improved playback performance when Selection Follows Playhead is enabled in the Edit page
- Support for scripting API to set output file name for rendering
- Addressed an issue where decoding some AVI files with lossless JPG content would cause a crash
- Addressed an issue where pre-clip and post-clip group grades would sometimes not be saved
- Addressed an issue where output sizing would not be applied to the HDR output when in dual SDI mode in Dolby Vision or HDR10+ projects
- Addressed an issue where creating stereoscopic 3D clips from stereo CineForm files would not work correctly
- Addressed an issue where a stereoscopic 3D clip created from clips with partially overlapping timecodes would show offline media frames
- Addressed an issue where white balance settings for Blackmagic RAW clips would not be saved correctly
- Addressed an issue where OpenFX keyframes in the timeline node graph in older Resolve projects would not be recalled correctly in the Color page
- Addressed an issue where duplicating a timeline with a shared node and modifying the shared node would cause a crash
- Addressed an issue where applying stabilizer could cause a crash on some Nvidia graphics platforms in OpenCL GPU processing mode
- Addressed an issue where color keyframes in stereoscopic 3D clips would sometimes not be loaded correctly
- Addressed an issue where appending a node in ripple mode would place the node in an incorrect position
- Addressed an issue where using OpenFX or ResolveFX plugins in a remote grading session could cause the client viewer to flicker while grading
- Addressed an issue where applying P3 D65 ST2084 ODTs in ACES 1.1 projects would show incorrect results
- Addressed an issue where applying certain IDTs and ODTs in ACES 1.1 projects would show black frames when the GPU processing mode was set to CUDA
- Addressed an issue where upgrading disk databases from Resolve 12.5 would result in loss of Power Grades in some scenarios
- Addressed an issue where image resolutions for certain ARRI QuickTime clips would not be recognized correctly
- Addressed an issue where media imported from an XML would be imported twice if it was listed inside a bin in the XML
- Addressed an issue where subtitles with inconsistent line-endings would not be imported correctly
- Addressed an issue where exporting a subtitle file on some Windows systems would cause a crash
- Addressed an issue where selecting subtitles from the Edit inspector would cause a crash in some projects
- Addressed an issue where Alt/Opt+clicking on an Edit timeline track would sometimes reset its auto-select state
- Addressed an issue where ripple-overwriting a clip with transitions would behave incorrectly
- Addressed an issue where dragging to select clips in the Edit timeline would incorrectly scroll through audio tracks
- Addressed an issue where audio playback for linked clips with smoothened speed change would not work correctly
- Addressed an issue where toggling Solo Safe on the Fairlight Mixer would sometimes behave inconsistently
- Addressed an issue where the automation indicators on the Fairlight mixer would sometimes be displayed incorrectly when loading a project
- Addressed an issue where linked track groups would display incorrect clip counts on the Fairlight page
- Addressed an issue where rendering timelines from the deliver page would sometimes fail with a timeout error
- Addressed an issue where the first frame of some Fusion comps could sometimes display a black frame
- Addressed an issue where canceling a saver node render would repeatedly display confirmation messages to the user
- Improved chroma subsampling for 4:2:2 renders
- General performance and stability improvements
- Support for decoding and encoding of easyDCP formats is not currently available on Linux
Performing Audio Ducking using Sidechain
DaVinci Resolve now supports automatic audio ducking using sidechain in the Fairlight page Dynamics effect.
Enable “Send” in the track dynamics compression section on one of multiple tracks where you would like to emphasize or prioritize the audio. Then enable Compression and “Listen” on all the tracks you would like to compress or duck. The threshold and ratio can be adjusted in the compression settings to modify the amount of compression in the signal.
External Audio Processes
DaVinci Resolve now has support for a round-trip mechanism which allows any clip on the timeline to be sent to an external application for audio processing. The updated file created by the external audio process is automatically added to the timeline as a new layer.
External Audio Processes can be added and managed in the Audio Plugins section of System Preferences. The round-trip process can be triggered from the clip context menu on the timeline.
Generating Supplemental IMF Packages
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports generation of supplemental packages for IMFs when using Resolve’s Kakadu-based J2K decoder and encoder. Please note that you will need to disable the easyDCP decoder option in the Configuration tab of System Preferences to enable this feature.
With an IMF composition in the Media Pool, you can select “Create New Timeline Using Composition Playlist” in the clips context menu to create a new timeline. If the IMF package has any associated Dolby Vision metadata, it can be applied using an option in the creation dialog.
Any portions of the IMF timeline can now be replaced with source clips from the Media Pool. The timeline clip’s context menu has an option for not including the replacement clip for supplemental packages. There is an additional context menu option for selecting either the original or updated Dolby Vision analysis and trim metadata.
In the Deliver page, the “Supplemental Package” option can be enabled in order to generate the supplemental IMF using the new clips and the Dolby Vision metadata.
Performing Photon validation on IMF packages
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports validation of IMF packages using Photon. In order to activate this feature, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) will need to be installed on the machine.
Photon validation can be performed by right clicking on IMF packages in the Media Pool and selecting “Perform Photon Validation”. Additionally, there is a checkbox in the Deliver page advanced video settings to perform Photon validation after the IMF package is rendered.