Blackmagic, the Australian camera, film gear, and software company, have officially released the beta for their DaVinci Resolve 17. This update is notable because it brings support for Apple’s new M1 Silicon powered Macs, ahead of them arriving to customers next week.
DaVinci Resolve 17 brings a slew of new features to industry professionals who heavily rely on the program for film, television, or broadcast work. The most notable features include HDR color grading, an updated interface, and Apple Silicon support.
“DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta 1 offers universal app support for M1 powered Macs to provide better performance on small laptops. Plus the unified memory architecture on M1 enables DaVinci Resolve 17.1 to leverage the power of CPU and GPU processing more effectively, avoiding the need for PCI Express transfers. Significantly, the combination of M1, Metal processing and DaVinci Resolve 17.1 offers up to 5 times better performance when compared to previous generation computers,” says Blackmagic.
DaVinci Resolve 17 beta is available for free and can be downloaded from Blackmagic’s website.