Three times charmed

Blackmagic Design continues to improve its Resolve 19 and Fusion Studio 19 products with Public Beta 3 versions.

Karen Moltenbrey

In April, Blackmagic Design released a public beta version of its DaVinci Resolve 19, packing it with new DaVinci Neural Engine AI tools, along with additional features and upgrades. Now, the company has tripled down on that offering, releasing Public Beta 3 versions of DaVinci Resolve 19 (and DaVinci Resolve Studio), along with Fusion Studio 19.

This newly enhanced public beta release of DaVinci Resolve includes a range of additional functionality, along with general performance and stability improvements. For instance, artists can correctly view HDR content within the UI on Windows, allowing them to examine high dynamic range images without an external HDR monitor. Also, they now have more control of the node stack function, with the ability to quickly reset all layers in a node graph stack at once instead of one layer at a time, and to bypass individual node stack layers.  

DaVinci Resolve 19
DaVinci Resolve 19—Public Beta 3. (Source: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic Design has also made using replay on the Cut page easier. It’s now simpler to invoke Replay pre-roll. When running replays, users can double-press the camera key to run a selected camera at the in point for faster and better switching control over multiple cameras. And, adjustments make it easier to judge the availability of a replay’s length.

Aside from other new functions in DaVinci Resolve Public Beta 3, the company has addressed issues that had surfaced in the previous beta versions.  

For DaVinci Resolve Studio, the UltraNR noise reduction feature has been enhanced in terms of improved quality, speed, and performance, with up to 50% faster playback, according to the company. There are also various music and audio upgrades for enhanced sound and use, such as improvements that enable users to preview adaptive audio formats in the media pool, source viewer, and audio inspector for the ability to play up to 36 audio channels.

Meanwhile, performance and stability issues have been addressed in Fusion Studio 19 Public Beta 3, and certain concerns have been fixed including those with the int8 subtractive CPU merge function, the Text+ outline adapting to perspective, rendering a volume while changing scale, and renaming USD materials tools.