DaVinci Resolve 19 Has AI Motion Tracking and Color Grading

Blackmagic Design has unveiled the new DaVinci Resolve 19, with multi-source editing, neural engine AI tools, Resolve FX and Fairlight AI audio panning among the highlight features. With more than 100 feature upgrades in all, Resolve 19 boasts IntelliTrack AI, Ultra NR noise reduction, ColorSlice six vector grading palettes and Film Look Creator FX. The company also announced the DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel, a more affordable color panel for DaVinci Resolve software that Blackmagic says was designed in collaboration with the world’s leading colorists. These tools are featured at the Blackmagic booth at NAB 2024.

At NAB, in Las Vegas through Wednesday, Blackmagic trotted out more than a dozen new products including the Micro Color Panel, which works with DaVinci Resolve on iPad; the URSA Cine 17K with 65mm sensor; and the Pyxis 6K digital film camera (below).

“DaVinci Resolve has become a popular option for editors who don’t want to pay a monthly subscription for Adobe’s Premiere Pro, and is arguably more powerful in some ways,” writes Engadget, noting that “the latest version 19 takes a page from its rival, though, with a bunch of new AI-powered features for effects, color, editing, audio and more.”

The Edit module allows clips to be edited via text instructions. “Transcribing clips opens a window showing text detected from multiple speakers, letting you remove sections, search through text and more,” Engadget says. There is also a new trim window, a “fixed play head” that simplifies zooming and scrolling, and a window dedicated to audio changes, among other new features.

Color Slice has its own skin tone slider. Color can be adjusted on six vectors (red, green, blue, yellow, cyan and magenta), letting users easily change “the levels of saturation and hues, while seeing and adjusting the underlying key,” Engadget explains.

“The new IntelliTrack AI is powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine, and can also be used in Fairlight to automatically generate precision audio panning by tracking people or objects as they move across 2D and 3D spaces,” Blackmagic says in a specs-packed Resolve 19 press release, while a separate announcement runs down details on the Micro Panel.

At $495, the Micro Panel is not only smaller (at 14.33 inches by 7.18 inches) but “also significantly cheaper” than Blackmagic’s $2,000 Mini Panel, The Verge reports, highlighting the fact that it has an “iPad Pro mounting slot and connects either via Bluetooth or USB-C.”

Among the other new gadgets unveiled, ProVideo Coalition was most taken with the Davinci Resolve Replay Editor, while CineD offers details on the new URSA 17K camera (above) and the Pyxis 6K.

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