Mastering Video Editing: What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 18.6

2023-09-15 By admin

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy for new users, yet powerful for professionals. DaVinci Resolve lets you work faster and at a higher quality because you don’t have to learn multiple apps or switch software for different tasks. That means you can work with camera original quality images throughout the entire process. It’s like having your own post production studio in a single app! Best of all, by learning DaVinci Resolve, you’re learning how to use the exact same tools used by Hollywood professionals!

DaVinci Resolve is the only post production software designed for true collaboration. Multiple editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work on the same project at the same time! Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a larger collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production and is used for finishing more Hollywood feature films, episodic television programing and TV commercials than any other software.

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 18.6:

DaVinci Resolve 18.6 introduces a host of groundbreaking features that empower video editors and filmmakers. Among the highlights are the seamless integration of Blackmagic Cloud, enabling remote camera syncing and collaborative editing with ease. The automatic proxy generation and upload to Blackmagic Cloud Storage streamline workflows, while support for outer text stroke in titles and subtitles enhances creative options.

DaVinci Resolve 18.6 caters to audio professionals with support for loudness standards, Fairlight FX Loudness Meter, and efficient audio FX management through keyboard shortcuts. Video quality is elevated through Dolby Vision CM 4.0 L1 analysis and stereoscopic 3D support. The Fusion toolkit boasts enhancements like 3D shape extrusion, MaterialX integration, and improved USD scene manipulation.

Additionally, DaVinci Resolve’s Neural Engine witnesses significant speed boosts, delivering up to 4x faster performance on modern AMD GPUs. With these features, DaVinci Resolve 18.6 continues to solidify its position as an industry-leading video editing and color grading software, catering to the evolving needs of professionals.

Here is a selection of the enhancements included in this update:

Key Features

  • New Blackmagic Camera cloud workflow syncs captures to cloud projects.*
  • Support for Blackmagic Cloud Storage with synced project media and files.
  • Automatic proxy generation and upload to Blackmagic Cloud Storage.*
  • Support for outer text stroke in titles and subtitles.
  • Ability to assign and apply favorite keywords to clips and markers.*
  • Support for Fusion USD scenes with materials and volumes.*
  • Import multiple mono audio files with suffixes as a multichannel clip.*
  • Support for target audio loudness standards on renders.*

Cut and Edit

  • Selected sync bin clips can now be edited in the inspector.
  • Ability to trim gaps in edit with the Speed Editor and Editor Keyboard.
  • Interlace project and timeline option to edit at frame or field boundaries.*
  • Support for font case on subtitles.
  • Support for outer text stroke in titles and subtitles.
  • Ability to copy and paste markers in the source viewer and timeline.
  • Change speed for multiple selected clips from dialog and inspector.
  • Adding an effect to a clip switches the inspector to the effects tab.
  • Support for a source resolution option when performing render in place.
  • The playhead position is restored when undoing edit actions.
  • Option to show timecode toolbar on edit viewers.*
  • Source viewer displays marker clip extents.
  • Configurable actions to switch recently viewed clips or timelines in viewers.
  • Keyboard customization support for multiple track context actions.*
  • Ability to reconform multiple selected timelines.
  • Ability to assign and apply favorite keywords to clips and markers.*
  • Retime curve context menu now displays both curves.


  • Support for extruding and beveling 3D shapes.*
  • Support for polygon shape tool.*
  • Support for rendering USD scenes with materials and volumes.*
  • Support for replacing materials with imported MaterialX files.*
  • Support for modifying imported cameras and lights.
  • Improved USD toolset including uVisibility and uVariant.*
  • Improved USD Loader with Trim, Loop and Reverse support.
  • New scene tree dialog for object selection in USD.*
  • Context menu option in the node and keyframe views to reset tool trims.
  • Support for DaVinci Intermediate conversion options in Fusion tools.


  • Dolby Vision CM 4.0 L1 analysis with user-selected filtering support.
  • Stereoscopic 3D support for Dolby Vision workflows.
  • Option to bypass input color management for RAW clips in RCM.
  • Support for monitoring audio in Resolve Live mode.
  • New option to export only .drx files when exporting stills.
  • New default smart filter for clips in current group.
  • Configurable actions to switch recently viewed timelines in viewer.
  • Ability to create smart filters with custom PAR values.
  • Output colorspace tag for ACES DCTL ODT. [full release notes]

Download page: DaVinci Resolve 18.6 | 2330 MB (Free, paid upgrade available)
Links: DaVinci Resolve Website | Screenshot | What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 18

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