DaVinci Resolve now runs up to 5x faster on new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max support

The popular video editing app DaVinci Resolve was recently updated to version 17.4 with full support for Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The app’s developer, Blackmagic, says it now runs up to five times faster on the latest MacBook Pro models.

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DaVinci Resolve updated with M1 Pro and M1 Max support

DaVinci Resolve was updated with native Apple Silicon support earlier this year in March which has already accelerated the app’s performance. The latest update will allow users to make the most of the incredibly powerful CPUs and GPUs in the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

Blackmagic says the app now runs up to five times faster on the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Version 17.4 also improves the decoding speed of 12K Blackmagic RAW files by three times and rendering H.265 files is 1.5 times faster. This combined with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips offering incredible performance.

In addition to supporting Apple’s latest M1 chips, the update offers faster DaVinci Neural Engine performance on macOS Monterey, native full-screen mode on macOS, native HDR viewer on the new MacBook Pro models, and support for 120Hz video playback. The update also features native Dropbox integration along with improvements to subtitles and the 3D keyer.

The app now features support for an automatic mode for color-managed projects as well as support for ACES 1.3, gamut compression and new CSC transforms. Another key update includes new Resolve FX features including film halation, custom mixer, better noise handling, and Improved 3D, HSL, and Luma keyers in edit and Fusion.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is available to download from the Blackmagic Design website for existing users. The Studio version of the program costs $299.

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