The public beta of version 12 of DaVinci Resolve is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Blackmagic said that since version 12 was previewed at NAB in April this year a host of extra features had been added to the software.

These include support for Intel Iris and Iris Pro GPUs, which Blackmagic said “dramatically” boosts performance on a range of systems and should be of benefit to editors and colorists working remotely and on-set.

DaVinci Resolve 12 can also create proxies with custom settings for both the codec and resolution, while a ‘Smooth Cut’ transition uses proprietary algorithms to create a “seamless” transition between different parts of an interview so editors don’t have to cover jump cuts with b-roll.

The DaVinci Resolve product line has also been renamed. The free version of the software, which used to be known as DaVinci Resolve Lite, has been rebranded DaVinci Resolve.

The paid version is now known as DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Once beta testing is complete, the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12 will be available in late August.