Resolve 17

A Mixing Light Special Report – Resolve 17 First Impressions Roundtable

November 11, 2020

Blackmagic Design just announced Resolve 17. We jump on a call to discuss the release, its timing, new features, and our initial thoughts.

Resolve 17: Blackmagic Design Delivers A Gigantic Feature & Workflow Release

On Monday, November 9th, 2020 Blackmagic released a much-anticipated version of Resolve – Resolve 17.

Like many of you, Team Mixing Light is super excited about Resolve 17. As you’ll hear, there is just so much in this release to be excited about! In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing a plethora of Resolve 17 centric Insights (and please let us know if you want something specifically covered) but with so many cool new features, fixes, and workflow enhancements we decided to sit down to discuss our initial thoughts on this release.

And talk we did!  At just shy of 90 minutes, we discuss many aspects of this release including:

  • Timing of the release
  • Is Blackmagic breaking from the NAB announcement, IBC release schedule, and is that good or bad?
  • New features we each love, that might not be that obvious
  • Big new features like the Color Warper and HDR/Zoned grading toolsets
  • RCM 2
  • Amazing Dolby Atmos support and the growing capabilities of the Fairlight page
  • Resolve as a ‘super tool’.

Even in 90 minutes, we couldn’t cover everything to talk about!  Be sure to check out the New Features PDF (250+ pages) that’s included with the Resolve/Studio installer. Don’t forget to read Joey’s excellent Resolve 17 article with his favorite new features.

Questions or something to add to the conversation?  Please use the comments below.



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  • Marc Wielage

    Great report as always, guys. HDR/Zone Grading strikes me as a cross between traditional LGG and Log, and it’s a good question as to whether we now dispose of those and just do everything in HDR Grade instead. I didn’t hear any mention of panels, but note that Blackmagic is now offering a $600 upgrade of the Advanced Panel for 17 with all new buttons and new firmware. And let’s not forget the Resolve Speed Editor — which reportedly includes a free copy of Resolve for $299. The question came up as to why Fusion people resist using Fusion within Resolve, and what I hear from VFX people is that they feel the standalone is more stable… or at least was before 17. I dunno what the current situation is. Anyway, as Grant Petty said, “it’s the biggest Resolve release ever,” and that’s not hyperbole. Color me impressed.

  • Joey D’Anna

    Thanks Marc! I’m always bad at predicting the future – i would have sworn BMD would have come out with a medium sized panel, between the mini and the advanced – based on the new ATEM chassis. Looks like I got that one totally wrong – but yea this release is fantastic.

    if i didn’t already have the editor keyboard i would be jumping for the speed editor – and i still probably will buy one for my assist station. but man do i wish i had space on my desk for that new fairlight panel – that thing looks amazing.

  • Evan A

    another great insight guys! It’s on backorder but I got the Speed Editor w/Dongle from B&H, funny they knew nothing about the bundle but I showed them BMD posting and they said no problem. I have no real interest in the Cut Page. But want to see how the speed editor works in the Edit and Color Page. If nothing great I will return it. And if I keep I figure I can sell the dongle for 1/2 off since I have a few laying around.

  • Ken S

    Nice guitars Robbie!

  • Sean H

    Great talk as always much appreciated.

    Good call on the proper feedback channels for Resolve.

  • Chewy S

    Great Roundtable! Love hearing the discussions! MORE ROUNDTABLES!

  • Chris B

    Hey Marc,
    Where did you see info on the advanced panel upgrade?
    I’m not seeing on their site

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