New Version Adds Timecode Synching from Audio Tracks and Enhanced Support for ARRI and Canon C500 RAW

Blackmagic announced today that any camera without timecode can now be brought in and synched during editing and conform inside DaVinci Resolve 9.0.3, an update to its signature color-grading tool.

Opening up theatrical and broadcast productions to an even broader range of prosumer and even consumer cameras with powerful sensors, the new feature records timecode from a timecode generator onto one of the camera's audio tracks. Editors and colorists are then able to read the video timecode, instantly updated from the audio tracks' linear timecode, via a new tool called Resolve Media Pool.

The free update for full Resovle and Resolve Lite customers also includes an improved CinemaDNG control palette (you can now display color temperature and tint related to camera metadata for more precise control), AAF and XML clip management, improved ARRI and Canon C500 RAW support, and a few more tweaks to the stereoscopic 3D grading interface. Following Apple's Final Cut Pro X update to 10.0.6 last week, Blackmagic has also added support for XML round tripping in Final Cut's latest version. A few other nice updates include the ability to play back and grade grayscale DPX files and Phantom Cine grayscale images; support for Adobe CS6 Premiere Pro XML speed changes; a much-improved audio waveform GUI update speed; support for single-frame sequences without numbers in the frame; and a bunch of handy new keyboard shortcuts.

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