DaVinci Resolve 19 beta 3 brings Snapdragon X Elite Windows ARM support

Blackmagic Design has announced that DaVinci Resolve 19 beta 3 now supports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite processor for Windows.

This processor combines CPU, NPU, and GPU, enhancing the performance of DaVinci Resolve. With NPU acceleration, AI tools like magic mask perform up to 4.7x faster, and smart reframe sees a 2x speed boost.

Enhanced AI Tools

DaVinci Resolve 19 introduces powerful new DaVinci Neural Engine AI tools along with over 100 feature upgrades. These tools are fully supported on the Snapdragon X Elite processor.

  • Colorists can now achieve rich film-like tones with the ColorSlice six vector palette and benefit from the new Ultra NR denoise mode in the Color page’s spatial noise reduction palette.
  • IntelliTrack AI optimizes tracking and stabilization in the color and Fusion pages. For Fairlight, IntelliTrack can automatically pan audio to track motion.
Improved Denoising and Effects

UltraNR, driven by the DaVinci Neural Engine, allows colorists to significantly reduce digital noise while maintaining image clarity.

  • Film look creator FX enables the addition of cinematic looks, replicating film properties like halation, bloom, and grain.
  • With AI-based dialogue separator FX, customers can rebalance dialogue against background sound and room reverberation, perfect for field recordings and interviews.
Advanced Audio Editing

New features like ducker track FX automatically adjust the level of one track based on another, simplifying audio mixing.

  • The music remixer track FX allows adjustments to fit music with the show’s style, including mute and level adjustments for various elements.
  • The DaVinci Neural Engine also powers the transcription AI workflow, enabling editing based on transcribed text directly on the timeline.

Key Features of DaVinci Resolve 19
  • Support for Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite on Windows.
  • IntelliTrack AI for tracking and stabilization.
  • Ability to edit based on source clip transcription.
  • New ColorSlice six vector grading palette.
  • AI-powered UltraNR noise reduction.
  • New Film Look Creator Resolve FX.
  • IntelliTrack powered audio panning in Fairlight.
  • Music Remixer FX for remixing audio sources.
  • Dialogue Separator FX for separating dialogue and background.
  • Ducker track FX for auto level management.
Pricing and Availability

DaVinci Resolve 19 public beta 3 for Windows ARM using Snapdragon X Elite is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. The DaVinci Resolve Studio is priced at Rs. 28,980 (excluding GST).

Speaking about the availability, Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, said:

We’re thrilled that our customers can now unleash their creative potential using lightweight machines with extended battery life, powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Windows, finely tuned for a myriad of our AI tasks. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the innovative ways our customers will utilize this new computing power, and we’re committed to delivering even greater performance in future iterations.