DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.4: Video editing with Apple ProRes on M1 Pro and M1 Max

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DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.4: Video editing with Apple ProRes on M1 Pro and M1 Max

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The video editing software DaVinci Resolve (Studio), which is also available free of charge, now supports the HD-compatible format in the latest version 17.4 ProRes on the new M1 Pro and M1 Max, which are making their debut in the new MacBook Pro 16.2 “and 14.2”. In addition, the Neural Engine works faster under macOS Monterey.

Optimizations for the M1 Pro and M1 Max

The developers of the Australian technology company Blackmagic Design have their video editing software DaVinci Resolve Shortly after the presentation of the new MacBook Pro with 16.2 inches and 14.2 inches, it was adapted to its two new Systems-on-a-Chip from Apple Silicon and optimized for their greatly expanded feature set. Blackmagic Design promises up to 5x higher performance on the M1 Max in the new MacBook Pro.

Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max

  • Hardware accelerated Apple ProRes on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max
  • 120 Hz support on Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max for smoother UI and playback
  • Faster performance of the DaVinci Neural Engine on MacOS 12 (only Studio)
  • Native HDR viewer on supported Mac hardware

DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4 – Release Notes

In addition to the support of the ProRes format for video recordings, which Apple introduced at the keynote speech for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro and which takes up to 6 gigabytes of memory per minute with 10-bit HDR and a maximum of 4K at 30 frames per second , and better support for the Neural Process Unit (NPU) list the official Release Notes DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.4 also supports the adaptive refresh rate of up to 120 Hz on the new MacBook Pro.

More filters, apertures and codecs

In addition to the optimizations for the new hardware from Apple, the areas “ResolveFX”, “Fairlight” and “Fusion” as well as the integration of Dropbox have been improved.

Users now have even more filters, diaphragms and codecs at their disposal, and also in the area PostgreSQL and the databases, the developers were able to achieve further improvements.

Free vs. studio

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is available free of charge regardless of the large range of functions. DaVinci Resolve Studio, which costs 299 euros, offers even more functions such as the Neural Engine, stereoscopic 3D tools, additional ResolveFX filters, FairlightFX audio plug-ins as well as extended HDR grading and HDR scopes. In addition, only the studio version can export media with more than 60 FPS in resolutions above UHD and multi-GPU hardware acceleration. All the differences lists Blackmagic online.

The video editing software is in direct competition with the commercial industry standards Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.

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