Just-Released Update Adds Dozens of Functions, Usability Tweaks to Upgrade First Launched at NAB 2016

Blackmagic Design is fixing Windows users' QuickTime problem and more with today's release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1. 

The latest release of Resolve supports Apple ProRes decode on Windows, meaning the deprecated QuickTime for Windows is no longer required to work with ProRes media. Resolve now reads and writes .mov files natively, for better trimming and multicam editing performance, and H.264 playback has been improved for Windows and Linux users, Blackmagic said. 

Also new in the latest version is the addition of menu items allowing selections based on flag, marker and clip colors on the edit timeline, along with the addition of duration markers to EDLs and some fixes to make edit functions more consistent when working with the timeline in full-screen mode.

For colorists, Blackmagic has accelerated performance of spatial noise-reduction in "better" mode, added the ability to align keyframe timelines of color grades, and other tweaks designed to make everyday tasks easier.

New format support includes H.265 decode on Linux, alpha-channel in DNxHR 444, Sony X-OCN, and more. Here are the full release notes: 

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1
Edit Improvements

Improved 2-up and 4-up, multicam and playback performance when using QuickTime ProRes on Windows
Added menu items to allow selection of clips based on Flag, Marker and Clip colors on the edit timeline
Added ability to import and export duration markers using EDL
Added the ability for clips to snap to their own markers when adjusting In and Out points
Improved consistency of edit functions when Timeline is in full screen mode
Added support for box wipe mode for offline reference wipe
Color Improvements
Improved performance for Spatial Noise reduction in Better mode
Improved listing of attached and timeline mattes in the node graph with support for alphabetical listing
Added ability to apply grades from a reference wipe using the viewer context menu
Added ability to align keyframe timelines of color grades using playhead position and wiped still frame
Next node and previous node operations now loop around the node graph
The ‘displayed’ node graph now automatically updates when the current still is changed
Swapping nodes now also swaps the node labels
Shift Up + Next Still will now append grade from the current still on the advanced control panel (Studio version)
Added support for left eye and right eye grades for the timeline node graph (Studio version)
Added ability to convert a mono timeline into stereoscopic 3D (Studio version)
Added ability to convert a mono clip into stereoscopic 3D (Studio version)
Added support for sequence and node render caching for stereoscopic clips and timelines (Studio version)
Added compensation for stereoscopic slip when exporting timecodes in ALE (Studio version)
Added support copying DolbyVision grades using stills and middle click (Studio version)
Improved 3D and Qualifier panel layout in dual screen mode
Improved behavior to stay on the same frame when joining two clips
Resolve FX Improvements
Added ResolveFX Generate Color (GPU accelerated)
Added ResolveFX Tilt-shift Blur
Added support for anamorphism in ResolveFX Lens Blur (Studio version)
GPU acceleration support for ResolveFX Lens Flare (Studio version)
Ability to adjust Shadows/Midtones/Highlights in ResolveFX Film Grain in all compositing modes (Studio version)
GPU acceleration support for ResolveFX Emboss, Waviness, Vortex, Ripples, Dent, Mirror
Improved ResolveFX Scanlines and added various composite modes
Ability to view the ResolveFX Scanline layer without the background
Improved border behavior for ResolveFX Gaussian Blur, Directional Blur, Mosaic Blur, Radial Blur and Zoom Blur
Added support for horizontal/vertical ratio in ResolveFX Glow
Added support for pan and tilt on ResolveFX Prism Blur
Improved performance for ResolveFX Light Rays
Improved performance for ResolveFX JPEG Damage
Media Improvements
Added new Import Media options to File menu and Media Pool context menu
Added support for stereoscopic 3D clips in Media Management (Studio version)
Added ability to create stereo clips with mismatched source resolution (Studio version)
Added support for display drive names in Media Storage on Windows
Addressed issues with open file location from Media Pool on Linux
Added Source Name tag support for filename without extension
Codec & Format Improvements
Adds direct support for ProRes decode on Windows so that QuickTime 7 is no longer required
Improved .mov decode and encode performance on Windows
Support for UHD H.264 renders on Windows
Improved .mov decode and encode performance on Linux
Added support for HEVC (H.265) decode on Linux
Added support for alpha channel on DNxHR 444
Added support for the Sony X-OCN format
Added support for various AAC encode parameters on macOS
Added support for QuickTime AAC audio encoding on Windows
Added support for V-Gamut in RCM for improved Panasonic camera image handling
Added ARRI LogC to Linear and Linear to ARRI LogC LUTs in VFX I/O
Addressed decoding of last frame in some Panasonic AVCHD clips
Improved handling of AVCHD .MTS clips
General Improvements
Alpha-numerical listing of codecs and format in the Deliver and Media Management pulldowns
When running DaVinci Resolve in window mode, the macOS dock is now visible
Improved latency for remote grading (Studio version)
Improved handling of dissolves and overlapping clips in DolbyVision metadata export (Studio version)
Improved behaviour when creating render jobs on locations without write permissions
General performance and stability improvements

Resolve 12.5.1 is available now as a download from the Blackmagic website.