AI comes to DaVinci Resolve 19 (beta)

At NAB 2024, Blackmagic Design unveiled its new DaVinci Neural Engine AI tools and a plethora of features and upgrades, which the company has added to the latest edition of its popular video editing software, DaVinci Resolve 19, which is in public beta.

It should come as no surprise that Blackmagic Design has integrated AI into its features, what with major DCC tool vendors turning to AI to boost the capabilities of their offerings, enabling users to work faster and smarter.

(Source: Blackmagic Design)

“This new release [has] tools that have been specifically designed for high-end digital film customers, as well as Blackmagic Cloud integration for large customers,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “The new IntelliTrack AI is powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine and optimizes tracking and stabilization in the color and Fusion pages, as well as audio panning in Fairlight. There’s a new grading palette for colorists as well as new Resolve FX, enhanced USD tools and multipoly rotoscoping for VFX and new AI Fairlight FX, plus new tools that make digital film quality available to live broadcasters.”

Some of the new features in DaVinci Resolve 19 include:

  • IntelliTrack AI point tracker for tracking and stabilization.
  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Replay Editor.
  • Cut page as a media player and playout system.
  • New multiview option in the source tape to view time-synched footage.
  • Ability to add points of interest and create replays from multiview and timeline.
  • New ColorSlice six-vector grading palette.
  • AI powered UltraNR noise reduction for spatial denoising.
  • Node Stack allows management of complex grading workflows.
  • New Film Look Creator.
  • Ability to edit timeline content based on source clip transcription.
  • New Defocus Background isolates foreground with blur.
  • Multipoly tool for easier rotoscoping of complex objects.
  • USD enhancements for Material X and advanced volumetric shading.
  • Multiple shape toolset enhancements.
  • IntelliTrack powered audio panning to video in Fairlight.
  • Dialogue Separator FX to separate dialogue, background, or ambience.