DaVinci Resolve 16 and Fusion 16 – Beta 7 Now Available

Blackmagic Design has just announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 16 and Fusion 16 Beta 7. It looks like the final version is right around the corner, nearly five months after its first appearance at NAB 2019. Let’s take a closer look at it.

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DaVinci Resolve 16 – Beta 7

A couple of months ago, we already reported about the DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 3 update. Within less than three months, Blackmagic Design has released several new Beta versions to correct various bugs and crashes. For DaVinci Resolve 15, they released eight Beta versions before the final one. So, if we follow that roadmap, DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 7 may be one of the latest Beta versions before the first public version.

Here is the complete list of the changes within this DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 7 version:

  • Improved support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded AIFF content
  • Fixed an issue where dragging a clip from the media pool would sometimes not work in Linux systems
  • Addressed an issue where syncing Multicam angles using sound would sometimes not work correctly
  • Resolved an issue with slow playback on the Edit and Cut pages in some instances when monitoring with Blackmagic Design playback devices
  • Addressed an issue where editing OpenFX keyframes in the Edit timeline would sometimes cause a crash
  • Resolved an issue where Fusion titles and generators would sometimes be initialized incorrectly in Fusion page
  • Addressed an issue where enabling overlays for the Paint tool would not work correctly in the Fusion viewer
  • Resolved an issue where previewing a Wand or a Ranges tool with mask input would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where changing the histogram type in the Color Corrector node in the Fusion page would cause the application to hang
  • Resolved an issue where grabbing a still in the Color page would fail for clips with specific third-party OpenFX plugins
  • Addressed a point where the color qualifier would not work correctly for clips with certain OpenFX, ResolveFX or Fusion effects applied
  • Resolved an issue where some AAC clips with 5.1 audio would be imported as multi-mono
  • Addressed an issue where rendered QuickTime clips would show incorrect order of channels for 7.1 and 7.1 Film
  • Resolved an issue where rendered IMF packages would have incorrect audio metadata for stereo, 5.1 and other audio formats
  • Solved a problem where rendering clips with speed changes to specific QuickTime formats would sometimes generate a corrupt file
  • General performance and stability improvements

As you can see, most of the changes are bugs and crashes oriented.

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Fusion 16 – Beta 7

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion 16 is closer than ever to the final release with this Beta 7. There are very few corrections – here is the complete list of changes to Fusion 16:

  • Addressed an issue where opening some Fusion comps could cause the application to hang
  • Resolved an issue where enabling overlays for the Paint tool would not work correctly in the viewer
  • Addressed an issue where previewing a Wand or a Ranges tool with mask input would cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue where changing the histogram type in the ColorCorrector node would cause the application to hang
  • General performance and stability improvements

The versions are getting more and more stable, which is a good sign. Blackmagic Design seems to be listening carefully to its users and customers.

The new DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 7 version is already available to download on the Blackmagic Design support page. For Standard and Studio users, this is a free upgrade from all previous versions.

Did you already try previous Beta versions of DaVinci Resolve 16? What do you think of the stability of the various Beta versions? Let us know in the comments!

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