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NAB 2024 Interview with Blackmagic Design

At this year’s NAB, Blackmagic Design announced the latest version of its popular NLE DaVinci Resolve. We’re now up to version 19 – and it adds a lot of really cool features that will make your post-production workflow easier, from a built-in film look creator to AI-powered tools like the IntelliTrack AI tracker.

To tell us more about this new version, my colleague Graham Sheldon spoke with Stuart Ashton, Business Development Manager at Blackmagic Design, about all the additions made to this already very powerful software. Let’s take a quick look!

Blackmagic Design has added a feature called “Film Look Creator” which appears to make some plugins obsolete. It reproduces film properties such as halo, bloom, grain, flicker, gate weave and vignetting. We’ll test how it compares to some of the more popular ones soon.

“Film Look Creator” tool in DaVinci Resolve 19. Image credit: Blackmagic Design

Another interesting new tool is called “Defocus Background”. It allows the user to isolate the foreground using blur tools and even lets you set the degree of anamorphism to mimic the look of anamorphic lenses.

“Defocus Background” tool in DaVinci Resolve 19. Image credit: Blackmagic Design

New AI Features

One of the new features introduced in DaVinci Resolve 19 is IntelliTrack AI. This refers to two tracking options in the software. One is a point tracking tool for tracking and stabilization that lets you track multiple points in the frame, while the other will allow automatic audio panning. The AI ​​can track objects across the frame and pan the audio accordingly, adding immersion to the scene.

DaVinci Resolve 19 IntelliTrack
DaVinci Resolve 19 IntelliTrack. Image credit: Blackmagic Design

New Fairlight features

The audio section called Fairlight has also received some useful updates. Dialogue Separator FX now allows more control when refining dialogue tracks. Until now, the “Voice Isolation” feature only had a single dial to increase or decrease it, but now you have more options, with dials also allowing you to control the amount of background noise. plan and atmosphere.

Music Remixer FX is a new effect for remixing vocals, drums, bass, guitar and other sources and allows you, for example, to remove vocals from the backing track if they interfere with your dialogue.

A new Ducker Track FX makes auto-ducking easier, allowing you to automatically lower the volume of background music as soon as dialogue is spoken, then turn the music back up once the dialogue is finished. This was of course possible before, but the new controls make handling easier and better.

New features for live TV streaming

DaVinci Resolve 19 also adds many features allowing it to be used for live TV broadcasts. This all happens in the Cut page which now supports selecting live camera recordings for instant replay on air – with slow motion features and the ability to insert stingers. Users can set point of interest or POI markers. This makes it easy to find them from all camera angles and stream them with added effects or at slower or faster speeds.

DaVinci solve 19
DaVinci Resolve 19. Image credit: Blackmagic Design

All the new features

Here is a list of all the new features according to Blackmagic Design:

  • IntelliTrack AI dot tracker for tracking and stabilization.
  • Support for DaVinci Resolve Replay editor.
  • Page cut as a media player and streaming system.
  • New multiview option in the source tape to view time-synchronized sequences.
  • Add points of interest and create replays from multiple views and a timeline.
  • Ability to edit timeline content based on source clip transcription.
  • New six-pack ColorSlice vector grading palette.
  • AI-powered UltraNR noise reduction for spatial denoising.
  • Node Stack enables management of complex notation workflows.
  • New movie look maker.
  • The new defocused background isolates the foreground with a blur.
  • Multi Poly Tool for easier rotoscoping of complex objects.
  • USD improvements for Material X and advanced volumetric shading.
  • Improvements to several shape tools.
  • Fully integrated native Ambisonics workflow.
  • IntelliTrack-powered audio panning to video in Fairlight.
  • Music Remixer FX to remix vocals, drums, bass, guitar and other sources.
  • Dialogue Separator FX to separate dialogue, background or ambiance.
  • Ducker track FX for automatic bed level management against dialogue.

Pricing and availability

DaVinci Resolve 19 is now in public beta. The free version is still available and the Studio version will remain at $295. For more information, visit blackmagicdesign.com. Before you upgrade, be sure to read our article on how to do so so you don’t lose any of your valuable projects.

What do you think of DaVinci Resolve 19? Will you upgrade to public beta? Let us know in the comments below!

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