DaVinci Resolve 17.4 Offers Five Times Faster 8K Editing on New MacBook Pros

Blackmagic Design has announced a new update to its professional video editing and color correction software, DaVinci Resolve, adding full support for Apple's latest M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. As a result, the software runs up to five times faster on Apple's new MacBook Pro models, according to the developers.

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DaVinci Resolve received an update in August for Apple's M1 chip, found in the low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. That update brought threefold speed increases to ‌M1‌ machines, thanks to a completely reworked engine, and while the latest version of DaVinci Resolve isn't required to run natively on Apple silicon Macs, it has been optimized to take advantage of the more powerful chips in the new MacBook Pro models.

The optimizations rely on hardware acceleration support for Apple's ProRes code, which has been designed specifically for Macs with ‌M1 Pro‌ and ‌M1 Max‌ processors. Blackmagic says DaVinci Resolve runs up to five times faster on the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, even when editing 8K video.


In addition to support for 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 enhanced compatibility with macOS Monterey.

The DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.4 update is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for all current DaVinci Resolve users. DaVinci Resolve is a free download on the Mac App Store for individual users; Resolve Studio, the enhanced group collaboration editing suite, costs $295.

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hefeglass Avatar
34 months ago

Because the Notch have no acceptable reason to exist without FaceID, the trade-off comes with no value.
They should have added FaceID, ditched TouchID, and reworked the Keyboard layout by adding full sized cursor keys.
Maybe even enlarge the available keyboard space a bit more to make the right shift and return key a bit bigger than on my quick and dirty tweak.


DUDE..nobody cares about the notch except you. Seriously you have been posting about the notch NONSTOP..look at your post history, you literally have posted like 15-20 times in the 'smart notch' thread..then you have gone into basically every other thread going on and on about the notch. Seriously funny how much the notch is bothering you to the point that you literally CANT stop talking about it in every thread. this thread is about davinci resolve yet somehow you are NOTCH NOTCH NOTCH
im NOTCH listening to you anymore.
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skippermonkey Avatar
34 months ago
If you baulk at a measly $295 how can you afford a new Macbook Pro?
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leman Avatar
34 months ago
Five times faster than what?
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mave1969 Avatar
34 months ago

Can't wait! The beast is almost here. Ready to unleased.

$295? ugh! Steep price.
If you're crying at $295 for this software then you are not the target market for this software.
Sorry to come off as passive-aggressive, but it's true. $295 is an absolute bargain for what you're getting. This is performance that Adobe can only conceive of in their most fevered wet dreams, and if you have to use both Premiere and After Effects (like I do) then you're paying $800+ a year in the UK.
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Substance90 Avatar
34 months ago

$295? ugh! Steep price.
Compared to what? Premiere Pro is 24 € per month. Forever.
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mystery hill Avatar
34 months ago

$295? ugh! Steep price.
That's not steep for what you're getting.
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