These are busy days for color science, so it's no wonder Blackmagic Design is cranking out DaVinci Resolve updates at a steady clip. Today's release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 adds new HDR and ACES workflow features and includes support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Resolve now supports Rec. 2100, the new standard that defines PQ and HLG optical transfer fuctions for HDR. For ACES, Resolve has added a Rec. 2020 ST. 2084 1000-nit ODT using P3 color space as well as IDTs and ODTs for P3-D65.

Grass Valley's HQ and HQX codecs are now supported across Mac, Windows and Linux platforms. Other format improvements include the preservation of super-white and sub-black data in ProRes 4444, MP3 decoding on Windows, extended support for CR2 files from the Canon 5D Mark IV, and better EXR playback performance.

Resolove's Touch Bar support implements the usual context-sensitive display aimed to make it easier to issue certain commands from the keyboard without reaching for the mouse. On the Media page, Blackmagic said, users can tap spots on the Touch Bar to add the current clip to a bin, switch between icon and list views, display clip attributed and metadata, or search media. In editing mode, available commands will change depending on which panel is selected on screen, but will include the ability to change trim modes, navigate the timeline, and actually perform different types of edits, the company said. The Touch Bar was also incorporate slider controls and color wheels as well as adjustments for midtone details, color saturation and tine, and more.

Version 12.5.4 is a free update for current users of both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio, and is available now from the Blackmagic Design website's Support Center.

Here is Blackmagic's full list of feature updates in v12.5.4:

Added support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
Improved EXR decode and playback performance
Added support for decoding MP3 files on Windows
Added support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX codecs
Added support for decoding MXF ProRes files
Added support for preserving super-white and sub-black data in ProRes 4444 codecs
Improved grading and playback performance when working with large node graphs
Improved support for CR2 files from Canon 5D Mark IV
Added support for Rec. 2100 in RCM
Added support for sliders to control Dolby Vision analysis data
Added support for image orientation flag in DPX files
Added P3-D65 IDTs and ODTs in ACES
Added Rec.2020 ST.2084 1000 nits ODT clamped to P3 in ACES
Increased maximum bitrate for JPEG2000 renders
Addressed an issue where only one eye was updated while wiping stills in Stereoscopic 3D
Addressed an issue with artifacts when decoding some Cineform footage
Addressed an issue with decoding some MP4 files
Addressed an issue with audio and video going out of sync on some phone camera footage
Addressed an issue with exporting fades to and from black to Dolby Vision XML
Addressed a crash with editing Camera Raw settings in the Media Pool
Addressed an issue with "Preserve source directory" in the Deliver Page
Addressed an issue with Audio Meters in dual screen mode
Addressed an issue where data burn-ins are sometimes not seen on the Edit Page
Addressed an issue with rendering one channel per track on Linux
Addressed an issue with highlights in Lum Vs. Sat when adjusting shadows
Addressed an issue with decoding Canon XF AVC Intra 12-bit files