Blackmagic has announced that their color grading and video editing platform, DaVinci Resolve, has been updated to version 12.5.4 and is available for download, free of charge, from the Blackmagic Design website today for both DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve customers. The new update brings a few nice changes, but the most notable one is Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar support. Blackmagic now joins Adobe as the only two major software manufacturers in the photo/video space to offer support of Apple’s latest tech.

When editing video, the Touch Bar is context sensitive and displays commands based on whether the media pool, source viewer or timeline are selected. Customers can quickly switch between trim modes, navigate the timeline and perform different types of edits without ever having to use the mouse or pull down menus.

Colorists can use the Touch Bar to do everything from adjusting primary sliders and color wheels, to changing mid tone detail, saturation, tint and more. The Touch Bar can be used to save or wipe gallery stills, toggle viewer modes, work with split screen mode to compare shots and even use multi touch gestures to adjust multiple color parameters, such as printer lights, at the same time.

Here is a full list of what’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4:

  • Support for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  • Additional Rec. 2100 and 2020 support for high dynamic range workflows
  • Support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX codecs on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Added support for preserving super-white and sub-black data with ProRes 4444
  • Added new sliders to control Dolby Vision analysis data
  • Added P3-D65 IDTs and ODTs in ACES
  • Added Rec. 2020 ST.2084 1000 nits ODT clamped to P3 in ACES
  • Added support for image orientation flag in DPX files
  • Improved support for CR2 files from Canon 5D Mark IV
  • Improved grading and playback performance when working with large node graphs