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Peter Chamberlain
Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 5:11:50 am
Last Edited By Peter Chamberlain on Jul 26, 2017 at 5:19:10 am

We are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6. This is a no charge update for existing customers and is available from our support web site.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion


When reporting bugs, please use the DaVinci Resolve 14 beta sub-forum for feedback, bug reports and crash logs.

Note for DiskDB users: DaVinci Resolve 14.0b6 requires a DiskDB upgrade from any previous version. We recommend that you backup your existing database before performing an upgrade. Once you upgrade the database, you will not be able to access the projects from older versions.

Please review the list below for inclusions from the last beta and if you are moving from v12.5 make sure to back up your project database first.

New items in this beta.
Added basic support for audio playback from nested timelines and compound clips in the timeline
Added support for rendering multiple buses in the Deliver page
Added support for AC-3 audio in MTS and Quicktime files on Windows and Mac
Added support for additional clip metadata in CinemaDNG files, including shutter, ISO, focal length and lens information
Added support for viewing location metadata for QuickTime clips with geotagging
Added support for viewing location metadata on Blackmagic Design CinemaDNG clips
Improved playback performance of 10-bit 4K H.264 media
Improved audio decoding and scrubbing performance for compressed audio codecs
Added support for an option to switch between overwrite mode and layering mode when editing audio clips
Added support for onboarding in DaVinci Resolve 14
Added support for RED Wide Gamut colorspace and Log3G10 gamma in Resolve Color Management
Added options for simple tone mapping in Resolve FX Gamut Mapping to compress/expand the default mapping
Improved controls for the Face Refinement plugin including finer tint control, upper lip smoothening and aging effects
Added support for manual IP configuration for DaVinci Mini panels
Added a media pool option to only Show Clips with Audio or Show All Clips in the Fairlight page
Added ability to access the Bus Assign dialog in the Deliver page
Added support for manually updating thumbnails in the Project Manager
Added support to ARRI look (CDL + LUT) for Alexa SXT Quicktime clips
Improved color match behavior for X-Rite Color Checker Classic color chart
Added support for Two-up/Four-up editing previews to show the composited view when trimming against a gap
Reorganized the Workspace menu
Addressed an issue where scrolling vertically on the Edit page may cause some clips to be invisible
Addressed an issue in the Fairlight page where fade-in and fade-out handles of the same audio clip could be dragged to overlap one another
Addressed issues with mouse actions on locked tracks on the Fairlight page
Addressed an issue where the state of the Dim Volume mode would not be persisted across an application restart
Addressed an issue where playback was stopped when finishing the recording of an audio clip
Addressed an issue where enabling automation for a stereo track would create a 5dB offset between the left and right channels
Addressed an issue where clips could not be dragged into some tracks in the Fairlight page after a project load
Addressed inconsistent behavior when selecting or editing clips in locked tracks in the Fairlight page
Addressed an issue where stepping frames in the source viewer would not play audio
Addressed an issue where playing clips with audio tracks from a network drive would result in audio artifacts
Addressed an issue where editing the In/Out points of a timeline audio clip in the source viewer would not work
Addressed a crash when adding adaptive tracks of more than 8 channels
Addressed an issue where crossfades placed on clips on the top layer would not fade across layers
Addressed an issue where changing a track name in the Fairlight page would not reflect on the Edit page
Addressed an issue where marking and deleting a portion of an audio-video clip would leave the right side unlinked
Addressed an issue where adding a timeline clip to the timeline via the timeline viewer overlay would sometimes cause a crash
Addressed inconsistent behavior when editing linked clips with Linked Selection turned on/off
Addressed inconsistent behavior with snapping of audio clips in the Edit page
Addressed an issue with the SDI output when performing a Timeline Compare
Addressed a crash when decomposing multiple compound clips in place
Addressed a crash when using some Red Giant Universe OFX plugins on Windows
Addressed an issue where adding a clip to a new color group invalidated its render cache
Addressed a sensitivity issue with Editing sizing controls on the DaVinci Resolve Mini panel
Addressed an issue where grading controls on DaVinci Mini Panels would become unresponsive in the Cinema Viewer mode in a Collaboration project
Addressed an issue where opening a collaboration project with a different Resolve version would log out existing users
Addressed an issue where the Advanced stabilizer would not produce good results on retimed clips
Addressed an issue where performing window tracking would sometimes jump to the next clip
Addressed an where the stabilization would only get applied to one eye on a stereoscopic 3D timeline
Addressed an issue with generating LUTs in Resolve Color Management, ACES and ACEScc projects
Addressed an issue with the ResolveFX match move plugin where on-screen controls temporarily became unresponsive after loading a saved project
Addressed an issue where having both the Gallery and OpenFX visible in low resolution screens led to overlapping UI elements
Addressed an issue where dragging bins between media pool windows would not work
Addressed an issue where changes to a clip’s Dynamic Zoom would not invalidate its render cache
Addressed an issue where searching Media Pool entries by marker notes would cause a crash
Addressed an issue where floating Media Pool windows may be hidden under the main window when switching applications in Linux and Windows
Addressed an issue where navigating using arrow-keys in the Media Pool would not work correctly
Addressed an issue in Linux where Resolve would not respond after opening a Fusion Connect clip till Fusion was closed
Addressed an issue where the alpha channel for DNxHR 444 Quicktime clips would not be rendered on Windows and Linux
Addressed an issue where Resolve would sometimes crash on exit after opening some H.264 clips
Addressed an issue where stills would not get copied and saved correctly when performing a Save As on a project
Addressed an issue where playing back 23.976 fps clips in the Color page would give a warning about non-native video rates
Addressed an issue where a disconnected PostgreSQL database would show as incompatible
Addressed an issue where some render jobs would incorrectly warn of insufficient write permissions
Addressed an issue where copying a clip in media management copied all mattes in the project
Addressed an issue where Revert to Save would sometimes lead to a crash
Addressed an issue where the sources for an HDRx clip were inverted when grading the clip in a group
General performance and stability improvements


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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 8:34:35 am

[Peter Chamberlain] "Note for DiskDB users: DaVinci Resolve 14.0b6 requires a DiskDB upgrade from any previous version. We recommend that you backup your existing database before performing an upgrade. Once you upgrade the database, you will not be able to access the projects from older versions."

Does this mean that if 14.0b6 were to be installed in a system running 12.5.x, then no project will ever open in 12.5.x?

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Neil Sadwelkar
neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
twitter: fcpguru
FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
Mumbai India


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Peter Chamberlain
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 8:36:49 am

Projects made in or converted to v14 from previous versions are not able to be read in previous versions.

i recommend backups of your DB for protection and then make new DB to run the beta.


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Ole Kristiansen
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:02:06 pm

Hi !
Just updated to DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6 - my projects with mp3 audio background music and if I start a new project with mp3 audio - the mp3 audio file will not play properly - there are a lot of strange sounds!

If I convert my mp3 audio music files to wav - then there are no problems!

Yours sincerely,
Ole


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Bill Ravens
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:19:50 pm

D/L'ed Resolve 14b6. Installs successfully, but fails to start when reaching "Searching for Control Panels" .
Windows 7SP1, nVidia GPU v376.91



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Bill Ravens
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 1:42:41 pm

Unable to edit my previous post.
Issue resolved by updating the nVidia drivers to v384.75



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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:41:01 pm

It's a bit of a difficult choice right now.
I'm working on a system with (dongle) DVR Studio 12.5.5, and we've had to upgrade to DVR Studio 14 because the VFX team needs ACES EXR files as ACEScg (AP1) which isn't possible in 12.5.x. (at lease we haven't found how). But a project created (or opened and saved) in DVR 14 can't go back to DVR so if there are any showstoppers in DVR 14 we have no way back.

So, for the moment we are keeping two versions of the project, just in case.

I'm waiting for the DVR 14 to be a release version to make the final switch. Unless there is some way to do ACEScg in DVR 12.5.x

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Neil Sadwelkar
neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
twitter: fcpguru
FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
Mumbai India


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Joseph Owens
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 27, 2017 at 3:06:55 pm

[Neil Sadwelkar] "Unless there is some way to do ACEScg in DVR 12.5.x"

How would this be a concern? If there is a difference in export (colorspace transform fidelity) then Is ACES really a unifying environment? My working understanding is that there is only a slight gamut difference, and cct is a "toe" response modification.

jPo, CSI

"I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.


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Glenn Venghaus
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 27, 2017 at 5:16:05 pm

If ACEScg exr out is your only issue, you can contact Nick Shaw who sells a set of resolve DCTL's for all aces flavors cross conversions. I used these for several vfx projects


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Glenn Venghaus
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Jul 27, 2017 at 5:17:57 pm

forgot to post his contacts : http://antlerpost.com/Contact.html


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Nigel O'Neill
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Aug 8, 2017 at 2:23:59 pm

Peter

I am a die hard Vegas Pro user but also looking at alternatives as Vegas Pro really hasn't improved since v13 IMHO. I just can't edit using the graphics acceleration stably under Vegas.

I can run Resolve 12.5.6 okay, but the 14.0b.6 Resolve free beta goes as far as the Project Manager and then...nothing. There is no error or warning. The setup screen did say my graphics card is a bit underpowered, but should be okay for HD.

Does Resolve recognise Intel Quick Sync or is that too underpowered?

My system specs: Intel i7 7700k 4.20 GHz, GTX570, 16GB RAM, Gigabye Z170 HD3, Vegas Pro 12 (x64), Windows 10 x64 Pro, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.1, Neat Video Pro 2.6


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Chip Murphy
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
on Aug 8, 2017 at 9:28:44 pm

CUDA is only supported on NVIDIA GPUs with compute capability 3.0 or higher...(Kepler architecture or newer) as per release notes


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