DaVinci Resolve 10 is Final Cut Pro X 10.1 compatible

Using the same techniques that I used to have a look inside iMovie and Final Cut Pro, I’ve found that the recently released version of Blackmagic Design‘s colour grading application DaVinci Resolve 10 already handles the next version of Final Cut Pro X XML.

Seeing as Final Cut Pro X will be able to export colour grading information in projects as XML, it makes sense that Resolve can read and write these settings.

For example, here’s a new Final Cut Pro X XML element:

<!– The ‘adjust-color’ element modifies the color adjustments for a clip. –>
<!– This element contains adjustments for color balance, color match, and color corrections. –>
<!ELEMENT adjust-color (colorBalance?, colorMatch?, (cb-correction | filter-color)*)>

Inside Resolve 10:


[The view if you drop ‘DaVinci Resolve.app/Contents/MacOS/Resolve’ onto TextEdit and search for ‘adjust-color’]

As well as references to Final Cut Pro X’ new colour correction XML elements, Resolve also refers to ‘adjust-stabilization,’ ‘adjust-rollingShutter’ values for video clips, ‘adjust-noiseReduction,’ ‘adjust-humReduction’ and ‘adjust-matchEQ’ for clips with audio and ‘text-style-,’ ‘ShadowBlurRadius’ and ‘baseline’ (but not ‘tab-stops’) for text.

More about Final Cut Pro X 10.1

New iMovie features that might appear in Final Cut Pro X

Unreleased version of Final Cut Pro X built into iMovie (2013) – including news on the next version of Final Cut Pro XML

The future of scripting and plugins in Final Cut Pro X 10.1

14th November 2013

iCloud collaboration for more Apple applications?

20th November 2013

Import Final Cut Pro X projects into iMovie using hidden workaround