DaVinci Resolve and Fusion now officially support M1 Macs

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in macOS edited March 10
Blackmagic Design has updated its popular video-editing apps DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Fusion, adding native M1 Mac support.

DaVinci Resolve 17.1 brings native M1 Mac support to the popular video-editing suite
DaVinci Resolve 17.1 brings native M1 Mac support to the popular video-editing suite


Following the public beta that had launched in November, DaVinci Resolve 17.1 is now available to the public in the official update channel. The update brings full native support for the M1-powered variants of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini.

Previously, DaVinci Resolve had only run on M1 Macs using Rosetta 2 translation. Native M1 support allows the software to take full advantage of Apple Silicon's performance. Apple's chip has up to a 3.5x faster CPU, 6x faster GPU, and 15x faster machine learning than Intel Macs.

The M1-friendly update carries over the 100 new features and 200 improvements from DaVinci Resolve 17. That list includes significant updates to the Fairlight audio workstation and color grading toolset with broader user interface upgrades.

It also adds:
  • new HDR color correction tools

  • mesh- and grid-based color warpers

  • improved color management and color-space-aware tools

  • magic mask automatic object isolation powered by DaVinci's neural engine
VFX suite DaVinci Fusion now also supports M1 Macs natively
VFX suite DaVinci Fusion now also supports M1 Macs natively


Blackmagic also updated its VFX software, DaVinci Fusion, to support the M1 chip. Fusion 17.1 implements all of Fusion 17's updates, which includes 27 GPU-accelerated Resolve effects and new animation curve modifiers.

Both DaVinci Resolve 17.1 and DaVinci Fusion 17.1 are bundled in the free version of DaVinci Resolve that has a relatively full feature set. The premium standalone versions -- DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Fusion Studio -- are separate apps that each cost $299 for a lifetime license. They're available in the Mac App Store and on the developer website.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,043member
    Does the M1 version have better performance than the Intel version?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 729member
    Does the M1 version have better performance than the Intel version?
    I would fully expect it too? Isn't that kind of the point, that the M1 kind of crushes Intel?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 6
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,579member
    Looking forward to seeing the benchmarks.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    geekmeegeekmee Posts: 453member
    mcdave said:
    Looking forward to seeing the benchmarks.
    Which is what you should do...
    But keep in mind Apple has rethought the entire PC infrastructure too improve all aspects of performance.
    (Think what SSDs have done for hard drives.)
    This something Intel did not even have the option to do. No matter how fast they make their chip, it’s still no faster than the slowest component.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    geekmeegeekmee Posts: 453member
    Does the M1 version have better performance than the Intel version?
    I know I’ve already said this in a previous message...
    Keep in mind Apple has rethought the design of the entire PC infrastructure too improve all aspects of performance.
    (Think what SSDs have done for hard drives.)
    Because Intel does not make other parts of the PC architecture... No matter how fast they make their chip, it’s still no faster than the slowest component.
    So really, it’s larger than the ‘chip’...So in reality, it’s unrealistic to think that Intel will ever catch up!

    The landing of the M1 chip has been recorded...
    But the Tsunami that will hit the computer architecture enterprise wide, is still yet to come!
    edited March 10 muthuk_vanalingamjony0watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 6
    BgeesBgees Posts: 1member
    DR17.1 DPDecoder is still using Intel code via rosetta, that's not Native M1 code.
    watto_cobra
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