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Blackmagic Design has announced a new update for its professional video editing and color correction software, DaVinci Resolve, with full support for Apple’s latest M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chipset series. So DaVinci Resolve 17. 4 runs up to 5x faster on new MacBook Pro models.

DaVinci Resolve received an update in August for Apple’s ‌M1‌ chipset found in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. This update brought a 3x speed boost to the ‌M1‌ machines, thanks to a completely overhauled engine. While the latest version of DaVinci Resolve doesn’t need to run natively on Macs with Apple processors, it’s optimized to take advantage of the more powerful chips in the new MacBook Pro models.

The optimizations are based on hardware acceleration support for Apple’s ProRes code specifically designed for Macs with ‌M1‌ Pro and ‌M1‌ Max processors. Blackmagic says DaVinci Resolve works up to 5x faster even when editing 8K video on the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

In addition to supporting Apple’s new chips, DaVinci Resolve 17. 4 adds native HDR and 120Hz video playback support for the new MacBook Pro models. The update also adds native Dropbox integration, an improved 3D keyer, and improved compatibility with macOS Monterey.

DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio 17. 4 update are now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for all DaVinci Resolve users. DaVinci Resolve is available as a free download for individual users from the Mac App Store, while Resolve Studio, an advanced group collaboration editing suite, costs $295.


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