So there we have it with the Beta version of DaVinci Resolve 14; Blackmagic has created a software allowing us to edit, grade, mix audio, online and output content.
Considering the amount of time wasted setting up projects, creating proxies, conforming media etc. this just sounds like the best way forward for a reliable and fast turn around.
This may mean that some production companies and advertising agencies will decide to do everything in house too, with all-rounders working around the clock on the same project.
As a colourist, it might not sound great for business but it goes without saying that when it comes to delivering high quality content, employing the right people is key to success so this is where collaborating on a team in Resolve becomes interesting.
In Resolve 14 the editor, colourist and sound mixer can all work on the same project at the same time, now that is a great step forward.
And to add to this, a colourist can also work remotely simultaneously too, allowing the editor, producers, clients to login to his/her station using Remote Grade. Now, this is adding a whole dimension to team work!
Of course, the competition is fierce, and other companies like Snell Advanced Media have already launched similar software like Rio which just like Resolve 14 delivers post production workflow at any resolution - 2K, 4K or even 8K and includes editing and file managing as well as grading but nothing so far beats DaVinci Resolve 14 package it seems when it comes to affordability.
So there we have it, “all in one”…editors, colourists and sound mixers collaborating simultaneously on the same project in DaVinci Resolve 14, a new chapter opens… watch this space!