Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 18.5 introduces AI tools and over 150 feature upgrades

Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 18.5 introduces AI tools and over 150 feature upgrades


Blackmagic Design has announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 18.5, the latest update to its popular post-production software (Video editor). With over 150 feature upgrades, the new version introduces new AI tools and menus that allow for faster workflows and more creativity.

One of the most significant new features in DaVinci Resolve 18.5 is the addition of four new AI tools. These tools leverage the power of the DaVinci Neural Engine to analyze and sort audio clips based on classification, automatically transcribe speech to text for subtitling and search, and more. With these AI-powered tools, editors can save valuable time and focus more on the creative aspects of their projects.

In addition to the AI tools, DaVinci Resolve 18.5 includes over 150 feature upgrades across the Cut, Color, and Fairlight pages. One of the most notable upgrades is the new Relight FX tool, which allows colourists to add virtual lighting sources to a scene for greater control over lighting and mood. Another major improvement is the ability to transcribe audio within clips to search for media based on narrative content or to quickly generate subtitles for timelines with the automatic speech-to-text feature.

DaVinci Resolve 18.5 introduces new features for audio engineers for group editing and mix automation. Combining related audio tracks or mixer channels into groups allows audio engineers to manage their projects and make editing choices faster. The DaVinci Neural Engine can now classify audio clips based on their content, making locating specific sounds and effects easier.

DaVinci Resolve 18.5 also includes improvements to remote monitoring, with the ability to initiate remote monitoring using just a Blackmagic ID and a session code. Users can stream to multiple computers, iPads, or iPhones simultaneously, making it easier to collaborate with colleagues and clients remotely.

Other new features in DaVinci Resolve 18.5 include support for the Universal Scene Description file format for improved collaboration with VFX artists, the ability to export timelines to the Blackmagic Cloud using the new Presentations feature, and the addition of marker overlays and annotations for timeline and clip markers on the Color page viewer.

“We’re excited to introduce DaVinci Resolve 18.5, which offers our users more creative options and faster workflows,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “The new AI tools, menus, and upgrades across the Cut, Color, and Fairlight pages will help users work more efficiently and spend more time being creative.”

DaVinci Resolve 18.5 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website. The software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems and is available in both the free and paid Studio versions.

With its powerful features and easy-to-use interface, DaVinci Resolve has become one of the most popular post-production software options on the market. The new AI tools and feature upgrades in DaVinci Resolve 18.5 only serve to enhance its already impressive capabilities and make it an even more essential tool for photographers and videographers.

For more information head on over to the Blackmagic Design website