Blackmagic Design has released details of updates to DaVinci Resolve and Video Assist plus a new Bluetooth remote controls for URSA Mini Pro cameras.


A screen grab from Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)  

DaVinci Resolve 14 is a major update that provides a performance improvement of up to 10 times, the addition of a built-in Fairlight audio suite and multi user collaboration tools that let multiple people edit, colour and mix audio from multiple systems, all in the same project at the same  time. These features will provide single-click switching between editing, colour and audio and dramatically change post production from a linear to a parallel workflow. New bin, clip and timeline locking lets users safely work on a specific part of the project without overwriting each other. There’s also a built in secure chat client that lets team members talk to each other from within DaVinci Resolve without the need for an external internet connection.  

A public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14 will be available today and for immediate download from the Blackmagic Design website.  


One of the new Blackmagic Video Assist 4K scopes. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

The Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update adds multi-lingual support for 10 separate languages, enabling users to work in their native language. This update is available now as a free update for all Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K  customers.  Blackmagic has also unveiled powerful new professional scopes that operate on the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model, including waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope and histogram that can be viewed full screen for accurately evaluating video signals passing through Blackmagic Video Assist 4K. The new scopes make the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model perfect for live production monitoring, as portable test scope for broadcasters, and even for balancing colour when colour grading using the RGB parade  scope. Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update is available now from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers. Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5, which will support scopes on the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model will be available in  June.

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