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REVIEW: Video Editing With DaVinci Resolve 16

The last time I wrote about Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve was almost two years ago. Since then, the world of editing software, as well as pro video hardware, has evolved at a dizzying pace.

In the latest version, DaVinci Resolve 16, the company has expanded the program with hundreds of cutting-edge features and refinements to existing features.

DaVinci Resolve Studio 16: Free Or Studio Version?

Before diving into the features, though, I wanted to point out that there are two versions of DaVinci Resolve available—the free version and the Studio version, which costs $299. And while there are differences between the two, the great thing about the free version of DaVinci Resolve is that it’s a remarkably capable editing tool that hasn’t been “dumbed down” or oversimplified.

You can download the free version here: blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve

But for those who want the top-of-the-line version, here are some of the features and tools Blackmagic Design added:

• Support for 4K-, 8K- and higher-resolution projects, at frame rates up to 120 frames per second.• Blackmagic Design’s new Neural Engine AI technology is used to power the software’s facial recognition feature, which automatically sorts and organizes clips into bins based on people in the shot. I tried this feature out on a couple of projects and found it alone makes the upgrade worthwhile in time savings.• The new Neural Engine AI also lets users apply speed warp retiming, automatic color balancing and automatic color matching.• Additional tools include film grain tools, advanced noise reduction, blur and

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