Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve now supports Apple’s M1

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Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta 1, which adds universal app support for M1 powered Macs. The recently released DaVinci Resolve 17 is a major new release with over 300 new features and improvements including HDR grading tools, redesigned primary color controls, next generation Fairlight audio engine including Fairlight audio core and support for 2,000 real time audio tracks.

DaVinci Resolve 17.1 Beta 1 offers universal app support for M1 powered Macs to provide better performance on small laptops. Plus, the unified memory architecture on M1 enables DaVinci Resolve 17.1 to leverage the power of CPU and GPU processing more effectively, avoiding the need for PCI Express transfers. Significantly, the combination of M1, Metal processing and DaVinci Resolve 17.1 offers “up to 5 times better performance when compared to previous generation computers”, according to the press release. DaVinci Resolve 17.1 is also compatible with macOS Big Sur, and is initially only available for Mac.

The public beta of DaVinci Resolve 17.1 for M1 powered Macs is available for download from the Blackmagic Design web site.

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