Resolve 12.5 First Look – Patrick’s Gems You Need To Know

April 22, 2016

This DaVinci Resolve 12.5 First Look shares a working colorist's initial thoughts about the big new update to this color correction software.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 First Look: Patrick’s Little Gems

A Few Nifty Features That Probably Won’t Make The Headlines

I haven’t had time to give DaVinci Resolve 12.5 a good workout. That’ll come soon on a feature documentary I’ll be grading, which will give me a week of solid ‘stick time’ to get acquainted with the 70 new features Blackmagic added to the Color Page. Plus, with what I learned at NAB – I’ll have more to say about the big Resolve 12.5 Public Beta release. For now, consider this my DaVinci Resolve 12.5 First Look.

While working with 12.5, I took notes about some initial impressions I had when pushing/pulling Resolve 12.5. From those notes, I pulled a few observations that I don’t think look big to Blackmagic’s marketing team but as a working colorist – these new additions put a smile on my face.

You can bet I’ll have lots more to say about Resolve 12.5, especially after I’ve had a few jobs under my belt with it. Until then, enjoy a few observations about some little ‘gems’ of features that you won’t want to miss in the brand new Resolve 12.5.


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  • I totally missed the next node key command. Time to dust of my controller mate skills. Thanks Pat

  • One little ‘gem’ is the ability to save layouts of the columns (what is shown or hidden and in which order), anywhere you want in the media or edit pages. Even if you’re not editing with Resolve, this is really useful when it comes to conform an XML workflow project. For example I like to have just a few columns in the edit index, to easily search for through edits, but before you had to redo the tweaks for every project (or even sessions). Now once you’re happy, a quick right-click on the header of a column and you can save the layout for later use. 🙂

  • andi winter

    i am curious why you like the razor… i bought it half a year ago, tried it, and then put it in the shelf. worse than the g13 from logitech in my opinion, but i might have missed somethings…

  • Ordered on of these this weekend

    Im going to program it with controllermate soon

  • andi winter

    if you’re able to program these knobs in a useable way, please keep us posted!

  • Patrick Inhofer

    Cool. If you want to write or record an Insight – let us know offline 🙂

    I’ll be curious how you like it and if it’ll work properly on Resolve.

  • Patrick Inhofer

    Well – I’ve not yet used the G13. So maybe my lack of experience with that one is why I like the Razor?

  • Patrick Inhofer

    Sweet little Gem Christophe! Nice to have you back 🙂

  • Patrick Inhofer

    You bet’cha!

  • Based on this: Julius Koivistoinen and I are doing amazing things with this controller and controllermate. Its really working great. I recommend purchasing the midi grade currently but we are also working on an improved version as well.

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