DaVinci Resolve 15 now provides entire set of creative post-production tools in single package

The latest version of grading, audio and editorial package DaVinci Resolve, unveiled at NAB 2018, has been given a full set of VFX tools, with the integration of visual effects and motion graphics tool Fusion.

Resolve 15 is the “world’s first solution” to combine offline and online editing, colour correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and visual effects in one software tool, says developer Blackmagic.

The Fusion toolset is available through a new Fusion page in Resolve 15, with over 250 tools for compositing, vector paint, particles, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilisation and more.

Blackmagic says the addition of Fusion into Resolve 15 gives artists “everything they need to create feature film quality effects and animations. All it takes is a single click to instantly move between editing, colour, effects and audio.”

DaVinci Resolve 15 features more than 100 new features and improvements in total, including a significant update to its Fairlight audio tools. This includes a complete ADR toolset, audio retiming with pitch correction, audio normalisation, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, shared sound libraries, support for legacy Fairlight projects, and plugins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel and de-esser.

If you use all aspects of what Resolve 15 provides, you could theoretically cover all creative parts of the post-production process within a single application. This “dramatically speeds up post-production because you no longer need to import, export or translate projects between different software applications, and work no longer needs to be conformed when changes are made,” says Blackmagic.

There’s a free version of DaVinci Resolve 15, which provides all the creative tools and has, says Blackmagic, “more features than virtually every other paid application for post production.”

For multi-user collaboration, specific tools for working with 3D and VR and a number of additional features, there’s a paid-for version, DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio, which costs US$299 (£210). There are no annual subscription fees or ongoing licensing costs.

The standalone version of Fusion will continue to be available “for customers who need it.”

“DaVinci Resolve 15 gives customers unlimited creative power to do things they’ve never been able to do before,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “It’s finally possible to bring teams of editors, colorists, sound engineers and VFX artists together so they can collaborate on the same project at the same time, all in the same software application.”

A public beta of DaVinci Resolve 15 is now available for download here. DaVinci Resolve Studio is available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.