DaVinci Resolve 18 Public Beta 2 Released

It’s only been 2 weeks since the public beta of Resolve 18 was announced, and now a new beta with additional features has been released!

See the original announcement for full list of features.

This update adds the exciting object mask capabilities that will allow you quickly mask all sorts of items in your footage, plus support for Dolby Atmos/Vision, and better collaboration workflows.

It keep getting better and better!

From Blackmagic Design:

This software update adds new object mask capability in magic mask, improvements to Dolby Atmos immersive mixing, support for Dolby Atmos production for Linux and Apple silicon as well as support for rendering Dolby Vision compatible H.265 clips. In addition, this update improves collaboration workflows when working with restrictive firewalls, adds better proxy indicator status and improved performance for sizing presets.

I’ve switched to Resolve 18 to use the Cloud project library with collaborators, just keep in mind that it’s still early stages so you might have issues.

Remember that this is still a beta release, so be careful when using it! Remember to back up your work!

Please submit all feedback and bug reports via the public beta feedback forum on the Official Blackmagic Design website.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 18.0b2

  • New object mask capability in Magic Mask.
  • Improved Dolby Atmos immersive mixing, including Binaural monitoring.
  • Native support for Dolby Atmos production for Linux and Apple silicon.
  • Support for rendering Dolby Vision compatible H.265 clips. On macOS/Win with Studio version with Dolby trim license or Dolby supported display on Windows.
  • Addressed firewall issues with initiating collaboration.
  • Addressed a crash when zooming out of timeline with markers.
  • Addressed issue where a newly saved project was not locked.
  • Addressed issue with proxy indicators not updating.
  • Addressed issue with sizing presets on clips without grades.
  • Addressed a duration issue with place on top for still images.
  • Addressed an issue with saving Fusion layouts to workspace presets.
  • Addressed a crash with some XML timeline imports.
  • Addressed a crash when quickly switching between timelines.
  • Addressed crash on certain Intel graphics systems.
  • General performance and stability improvements.