NAB 2017: DaVinci Resolve 14 incorporates Fairlight audio tools

Blackmagic Design has announced the biggest release of DaVinci Resolve 14 at this year’s NAB Show, which wraps up proceedings today in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the company, the update has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but ‘a complete revolution in post production.’

New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, and multi user collaboration tools that let multiple users edit, colour and mix audio from multiple systems in a single click, all in the same project at the same time. This means customers no longer have to import, export, translate or conform projects.

The low latency audio engine is designed to work with 192kHz 96-bit audio and delivers up to 1,000 tracks with real time EQ, dynamics processing and plug-ins on every track, including up to 6 VST plug ins per channel when used with the Fairlight Audio Accelerator card.

The new Fairlight audio in DaVinci Resolve 14 features a full multi track timeline for subframe editing of audio down to the sample level, and can record up to 96 channels while simultaneously playing back up to 150 audio channels and mixing it all in real time. The mixer is designed to let useres create sophisticated sequences and has several main, sub and aux buses for mastering and delivering to multiple formats at the same time.

Every channel on the mixer features real time 6 band parametric EQ, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics. Clip time warping lets customers stretch or compress audio without shifting pitch. In addition, every single parameter can be automated, including VST plug ins, using a variety of automation modes. The advanced monitoring can handle buses up to 24 channels wide with customisable fold-up and fold-down for crossing between formats.

A public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14 is available for immediate download from the Blackmagic Design website.