Blackmagic Design recently announced the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and color-correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1000 enhancements and 250 new features, which include major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support and powerful new effects.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is designed to make it easier for professional editors and colorists to work faster and have more creative options than ever before. Engineers of DaVinci Resolve have been gathering feedback from customers and improving the software at the same time.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 adds dozens of new editing and trimming features such as new swap-and-shuffle edits, seven entirely new trim operations including head and tail trimming, ripple cut, and paste-insert commands, an expanded edit overlay with ripple overwrites, append edits, and much more. In addition, timeline performance has been greatly improved and editors can use native or optimized media files, so editing is faster than ever before. The new cinema viewer option plays video full screen, making it easier for user to preview their cuts on laptops or systems with a single display.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 introduces a way to navigate clips using audio waveforms. The source viewer features a revolutionary audio waveform overlay that allows editors to see the audio waveform and video clip at the same time.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 also adds dozens of new media management and metadata features that make it easier for both assistants and editors to organize and work with massive amounts of media. A new metadata keyword dictionary makes it easier to choose common or previously created keywords and quickly apply them to clips. Metadata can now also be imported or exported via CSV files. Media pool metadata columns can also be customized and saved, colors can be assigned to specific clips, and markers can now be single-frame or durational. Display names, which are used throughout the software, can be automatically created based on metadata tags such as scene, shot, and take information, saving editors hours when importing and working with large amounts of footage. New power bins in the media pool allow sharing of content between projects, making them perfect for graphics, stock footage, and sound effect or music libraries that are used across multiple projects.

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