Inevitably it didn't get as much attention as the new camera and panels did when they were announced last week, but in Blackmagic's live stream unveiling Grant Petty also talked briefly about Resolve for Linux.
Basically, it’s now an installable package, supported on Red Hat and CentOS 6.8 and 7.2, which makes it available for a wide variety of hardware configurations.
This is a major step away from the previous situation, where a Linux-based Resolve system was essentially a custom build that required a Resolve Advanced panel, now anyone with a little patience and a little tech savvy can build a Linux machine, install Resolve, and start editing and grading.
The free Resolve for Linux supports up to two GPUs, Resolve Studio supports up to eight.
With this release, Black Magic has made both a solid non-linear editor and a sophisticated color grading suite available for Linux, something that very few companies offer, and none at anywhere close to this price point.
Resolve and Resolve Studio are both available now for Windows, OSX, and Linux.
Press release over the page.
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES DAVINCI RESOLVE 12.5 FOR LINUX NOW AVAILABLE
DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio are now available for Red Hat and CentOS Linux.
Fremont, California - March 2, 2017 - Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux. This allows customers with Red Hat or CentoOS 6.8 or 7.2 systems to download and use the free version of DaVinci Resolve or the full DaVinci Resolve Studio. Adding Linux support gives customers more choice in hardware, allowing them to build extremely high performance, low cost workstations for editing and color correction.
Previously, DaVinci Resolve Studio was only available on a special build of Linux for customers using the high end DaVinci Resolve Advanced control panel for professional colorists.
Like the existing Mac and Windows version, the new Linux version of DaVinci Resolve is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website. The full DaVinci Resolve Studio is available for $995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Existing DaVinci Resolve Studio customers can easily move their dongle between Mac, Windows and Linux systems as they upgrade their hardware.
The community of DaVinci Resolve users has been fantastic at helping it quickly grow into one of the most popular editing and color correction systems in the world. As DaVinci Resolve continues to become more and more popular, customers have asked Blackmagic Design for a version that gives them the flexibility to build their own workstations. This new version gives them the same powerful features as the Mac and Windows version, but lets customers build and run the software on their own high performance systems with multiple GPUs.
Customers can now build their own workstations using low cost motherboards with 8 PCIe slots, extremely fast processors, massive amounts of RAM and up to 8 GPUs, which is simply not possible on any other operating system. On Linux, DaVinci Resolve supports 2 GPUs and DaVinci Resolve Studio supports up to 8 GPUs. That means customers can start out with a small inexpensive system and then add more video cards, up to a total of 8 GPUs when they get more demanding jobs. This gives customers the freedom to build their own super computers for incredible real time performance when creating complex color grades with dozens of nodes and high resolution RAW media. By bringing DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio to Linux, customers can now take advantage of the most robust, extensible, and reliable platform available.
DaVinci Resolve combines professional multi track editing with the world‚Äôs most advanced color corrector so now customers can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all in a single software tool and in real time. DaVinci Resolve Studio adds extremely powerful temporal and spatial noise reduction, photorealistic motion blur effects, stereoscopic 3D tools, additional ResolveFX plug-ins, multi GPU performance and more. DaVinci Resolve Studio also supports collaborative workflow features that allow multiple customers using the same shared storage area network to simultaneously work on the same project at the same time.
“DaVinci Resolve has been an incredible success on both Mac and Windows” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Linux customers in production facilities around the world have been asking us for DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio so we’re excited to be able to offer it to them now. With DaVinci Resolve available on all major platforms, customers can integrate it into their workflows regardless of the type of computers they use!”
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
DaVinci Resolve 12.5.5 for Mac, Windows and Linux is available for download free of charge from the support page of the Blackmagic Design website. DaVinci Resolve Studio 12.5.5 for Mac, Windows and Linux is available to existing customers, free of charge, from the Blackmagic Design website. DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac, Windows and Linux is available from resellers worldwide for $995.