Blackmagic today released a new update to the popular DaVinci Resolve video editing software, which is available for multiple platforms, including macOS. In the Mac version of the app, the company added full support for Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets, and the developers claim it works up to five times faster on the new MacBook Pro.
DaVinci Resolve Updated with support for Mac M1 earlier this year, which has already greatly improved the performance of the application.
While apps updated with M1 support do not need another update to run natively on the recently announced M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, developers can ensure that their applications take full advantage of the more powerful processors and GPUs of these chipsets.
Today’s DaVinci Resolve update does just that, as it now supports hardware acceleration for the Apple ProRes codec – something that is specific to newer Apple chips. As a result, Blackmagic claims DaVinci Resolve now runs five times faster on the new 14in and 16in MacBook Pros, even when editing 8K videos.
A first benchmark result for the new MacBook Pro revealed that a file M1 Max chip delivers 181% more graphics performance compared to the previous 16-inch MacBook Pro, which puts new laptops on par with the iMac Pro and other desktops with dedicated GPUs.
In addition to supporting the new chipset, DaVinci Resolve 17.4 now offers native HDR video playback and 120Hz for MacBook Pro 2021 users. The update also adds native Dropbox integration, an improved 3D keyer and a improved compatibility with macOS Monterey.
You can read more about DaVinci Resolve 17 on the Blackmagic Official Site.
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