Blackmagic Design just released an update for its famous DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.2 NLE and color correction software. This update improves playback performance for Fusion titles and effects and addresses a lot of issues and support for the latest RED SDK. Let’s take a closer look at it!
Blackmagic Design released DaVinci Resolve 17 back in February this year after a pretty long beta period. Regularly, the company releases updates that improve the performances of its famous NLE/color grading software, like the previous 17.4 updates that included support and optimization for Apple M1/M1 Max computers.
To improve the performance of its software, Blackmagic Design has just released DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.2, which is a “minor” update but fixes a lot of bugs and improves the software’s capabilities.
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.2 update
This latest DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.2 improves the playback performance for Fusion titles and effects significantly. At CineD, we’re using Resolve as our primary video editing software, and it’s nice to see that Blackmagic Design took the time to improve Fusion playback performances, which is not the software’s most optimized Page, to say the least.
Also, this latest update now supports RED’s latest SDK for optimal performances. Below is a list of all the other changes and fixes:
- Addressed an issue with parts of H.264 clips showing offline on Windows.
- Addressed an issue where changes to date created would not be saved.
- Addressed display issue with installed transitions in the edit page.
Here are the changes related to the audio/Fairlight Page:
- Addressed rescanning on startup issue with crashed VST3 plugins.
- Addressed an issue scanning VST3 plugins on certain system languages.
- Addressed an issue with rescanning unlicensed audio plugins on startup.
- Addressed an issue with dynamic delay compensation with VST3 plugins.
- Addressed incorrect cached VST3 plugins names in the inspector.
- Addressed an issue with some plugin alliance VST3 plugins not working.
- Addressed issue with retaining positions of locked Fairlight plugin windows.
- Addressed an issue with EQ icon display on a track in the Fairlight page.
- Addressed an issue with B-Chain groups display in the Fairlight page.
- Addressed issue with updating the flag color selection in the Fairlight page.
- Addressed issues with multichannel audio output in Linux.
- Addressed an issue with project save after importing a Dolby Atmos master.
- Addressed an issue exporting to Pro Tools with handles.
And last but not least, here are the changes to the Color/Render pages:
- Addressed an issue with moving a power window after pasting attributes.
- Addressed an issue with the 3D keyer when compositing multiple layers.
- Addressed an issue with glow in the Resolve FX halation plugin.
- Addressed issues using power windows with Resolve FX face refinement.
- Addressed an issue with Canon cinema gamut in RCM.
- Addressed issues with positioning text for some Fusion titles.
- Addressed slow performance issues on some OpenCL Windows systems.
- Addressed an issue with incorrect resolution display for Sony Raw clips.
- Addressed issues rendering some MXF files to Windows network storage.
- Addressed an issue with easyDCP composition name generator.
- Addressed issue with sync of media managed audio and video clips.
- Addressed a crash when rotating a power window with the advanced panel.
- Addressed startup crash on some systems using different locales.
- Addressed startup crash with old Intel graphics drivers on Windows.
- General performance and stability improvements.
As you can tell, DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.2 is not a “major” update. Still, it is always lovely to see Blackmagic Design working hard to improve what has become one of the best video editing software in the industry.
Price and availability
This DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4.2 is available now at no charge for existing customers. You can download it directly on Blackmagic Design’s support page here.
The “standard” DaVinci Resolve version is still available to download for free. The Studio version is $295.00/€267.
What do you think about this latest DaVinci Resolve Studio update? Do you often use the Fusion page? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!