DaVinci Resolve now officially supports Apple Silicon Macs

Popular video editor and color correction tool, DaVinci Resolve by Blackmagic Design now natively supports Macs with M1 chips, offering better performance as compared to when running via Apple’s Rosetta 2 translator. DaVinci Fusion was also updated today with Apple Silicon support.

A beta version of DaVinci Resolve had been available for Apple Silicon since November last year and today the beta testing stage is over and the software now officially supports M1 Macs.

Apart from native Apple Silicon compatibility, DaVinci Resolve includes the following updates:

  • Support for Apple Silicon based Mac OS systems.
  • H.265 4:2:2 hardware decode support on Apple Silicon.
  • H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Intel decode support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Intel encode support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Support for GPU decoding of RED clips in OpenCL processing mode.
  • Option to always perform copy and paste actions on selected color nodes.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

This means that users can now rely on the software to run smoothly with utmost compatibility and offer a better experience overall.

Blackmagic alerts that “DaVinci Resolve 17.1 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 16.2.8 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.”

DaVinci Resolve is the “world’s only solution,” Blackmagic says, that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production all in one software tool. It’s available for free with extended capabilities if you choose to upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Studio.

For instance, the free version “limits project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower.” Furthermore, DaVinci Resolve 17 only supports two GPUs on the Mac Pro.

You can register and download DaVinci Resolve 17.1 from here.

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