Blackmagic Design released the first update to DaVinci Resolve 12 this week, adding remote rendering, providing a 10-bit option and native display profiles for OS X El Capitan viewers, and bringing new features to the editing and color-correction toolsets.

Blackmagic also announced that it was working with GenArts to incorporate support for Sapphire Builder, which is scheduled to be part of Sapphire 9.0.1 and will allow users to apply Sapphire plug-ins in any order to create distinctive effects and transitions through unique combinations. Resolve will be the first OFX host with Sapphire Builder support, according to Sapphire product manager Brian Fox.

"Since it was released in September, DaVinci Resolve 12 has been downloaded by more customers than any other version of the software and has become the industry's fastest-growing video editor," said Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty in a prepared statement.

Here's Blackmagic's complete list of new features included in DaVinci Resolve 12.1:

Remote rendering on DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for native display color profiles on OS X
Preferences option to enable 10-bit precision on viewers on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Ability to select clips when in blade mode
Support for faders on generators and titles
Ability to extend freeze frames from the start of the edit  
Ability to media manage selected clips on a timeline
Ability to perform negative timecode offset in clip attributes
Improved support for sub-clips from FCP7 XML
Improved rendering of audio transitions (cross-fades) and audio faders
Auto scroll during timeline item resize
Improved sorting in media storage and media pool
Support for smart bin filtering based on clip type
Ability to move clips and timelines from a smart bin view
Support for moving files to the trash instead of deleting them permanently when using the media manager on both Mac and Windows systems
Ability to delete multiple projects and folders in project manager
Ability to decompose a compound node
Ability to grade nested timelines  
Ability to filter clips based on whether they have keyframes
Ability to manually keyframe power windows in frame mode even without tracking
Ability to freeze the current frame on an external matte
User option to copy flags and markers when performing ColorTrace
Improved ACEScc support
Support for stereo decision list (SDL) v0.25
Support for RED SDK v6.0.4
Support for embedding timecode in audio output

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The free update is now available for download. DaVinci Resolve 12 is free software for Mac, Windows and Linux. DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio, with additional support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur, noise reduction, 3D stereo workflow, remote rendering and collaboration, is $995, and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, including Resolve's hardware control surface (above), is $29,995.

chainsaw post game of thronesAlso this week, Blackmagic announced that colorist Joe Finley at L.A. post facility Chainsaw is grading season 6 of HBO series Game of Thrones in DaVinci Resolve Studio. "When working with log material, you need a great starting point to give it a film look," Finley said in a statement released by Blackmagic. "The ability to use the logarithmic side of color-correction in harmony with linear, regular color-correction to manipulate the whites and the blacks is a tool in Resolve that I use constantly."