After a beta version released in November, finally DaVinci Resolve take the plunge and update its stable version with native support for M1 chip. The BlackBagic editor is thus ahead of Premiere Pro, whose Apple Silicon support has been in beta since the end of December. And it’s on par with Final Cut pro X, of course.
This is version 17.1 of the app, which also applies improvements with H.265 and RED decoders with OpenCL both on Intel and on the M1 chip. We also have the ability to copy and paste color nodes and general stability improvements.
Architecture changes and also in the database
The developers warn, yes, of a modification of the video database format that DaVinci Resolve uses in this new version. Updating the database also adapts to this change, but it is recommended to make a backup of all our hardware just in case.
One of the best advantages of DaVinci Resolve is that has a free version with a number of features that meet what many video editing fans will need. For professionals who want to have all the possibilities, DaVinci Resolve can be purchased for 255 dollars.