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Support for Vertical Videos that Are Optimised for Social Media Platforms Has Been Added to DaVinci Resolve 18.1

The producers who publish their work straight to social media will find that the latest version of the video editing program DaVinci Resolve, version 18.1, is a significant change. The ability for editors to work in vertical resolutions makes it simpler for them to produce material suitable for platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, or Snapchat.

“This is a major update with newly added support for social media vertical resolutions. Now, customers can work quickly and easily to create video posts for sites such as TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook shorts, Instagram TV, and more,” 

In a press release, Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty made the following statement.

“We’re always excited to see what our customers can do with these amazing updates to DaVinci Resolve.”

By locking specific timelines, the upgrade also enhances the functionality that allows several people to modify the content at the same time. This makes it possible for two people to operate on distinct timetables without the overall project being locked.

In addition, DaVinci 18.1 has an artificial intelligence (AI) conversation leveler in addition to an AI voice isolation feature, all of which make it simpler to edit the sound on videos. This can assist users in isolating discourse and making it flow more smoothly while simultaneously recognizing and minimizing undesirable ambient noises such as an airplane flying overhead or random background noises.

The update comes with a variety of improvements that, taken together, make the editing process simpler, more efficient, and of a better standard.

According to the press release, “Updates to the internal processing result in up to 10 times faster Text+,” “five times faster stabilization,” “face refinement tracking and analysis,” and “four times faster spatial noise reduction,” as well as “better playback performance with large node graphs” and “improved Blackmagic RAW decoding on Apple Silicon.”

Users now have the ability to fine-tune exactly how their work appears in high dynamic range (HDR) thanks to new support for Dolby Vision 5.1.0 cinema cuts.

This kind of technology might save a lot of time for people who want to give the movies they share on social media a more polished and professional look. It also makes it possible for more creators to have ownership over their work while also lowering the entrance hurdle to the market. Because it can be downloaded for free, DaVinci Resolve 18.1 is considerably easier to use than software produced by companies such as Adobe.

Adobe has been facing an onslaught of competition from an increasing number of video and photo editing applications that are either completely or partially free. Picsart and Canva are two notable examples that are creating a robust competitive field that Adobe and its suite of tools will have to compete in.