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Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve Update Adds Additional Support for URSA Mini Metadata and More

Blackmagic Design has announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update, which features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge for all current customers from the Blackmagic Design website.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update adds support for additional metadata that is embedded into RAW files from URSA Mini cameras running the new URSA Mini camera operating software. The new software gives URSA Mini customers a completely new “slate” that uses tap and swipe gestures along with predictive data entry and a dictionary of commonly used shooting terminology to make entering metadata faster than ever before. This means customers using URSA Mini with DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 can now take advantage of this new metadata to organize footage, create smart bins, filter clips and more when editing and color correcting.

Customers that need to export QuickTime files from DaVinci Resolve will now be able to export color space tags with their files. Color space tags are used to identify the color space of a file such as SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, Rec. 2020 and others. This means files generated by DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 will now include the correct color space metadata information for more consistent playback in other software applications.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 also adds support for Fusion Connect for Linux. Fusion is Blackmagic Design’s advanced visual effects, 3D compositing and motion graphics software for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Fusion Connect lets editors and colorists send a clip or a stack of clips from their timeline to Fusion. This creates a linked connection between Fusion and DaVinci Resolve so that when visual effects are added and rendered in Fusion, the results automatically show up in the DaVinci Resolve timeline. Fusion Connect also supports versioning, so artists can create different versions of a shot and view them in context of the entire program in the DaVinci Resolve timeline.

In addition, DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 provides additional sorting and filtering options for both editors and colorists. For example, editors can now create smart bins for timelines based on their creation or modification date, colorists can filter their timeline based on clips that have OpenFX plug-ins applied and more. Power Windows have also been improved so that opacity is now retained when converting a circular window to a custom curve, and customers that use remote grading can now copy local grades to remote grades.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2

  • Support for new URSA Mini camera metadata in RAW files
  • Support for color space tags on QuickTime export
  • Support for Fusion Connect on Linux
  • Ability to filter timeline on Color page based on clips that have OFX applied
  • Support for up to 24 audio channels on the Edit and Deliver page
  • Support for manually enabling and disabling GPUs in preferences
  • Support for display name on ALE export
  • Support for apply grade and append node graph in the main menu
  • Ability to clear tracking data for the current Power Window
  • Support for OpenCL on NVIDIA cards on Microsoft Windows
  • Ability to copy local grades to remote
  • Additional utility functions in DCTLs
  • Support for date created and data modified for timelines when using smart bins
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