DaVinci Resolve 17 is the world's only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool! You can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio with a single click.

DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multi user collaboration so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time! Whether you're an individual artist, or part of a large collaborative team, it's easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production and finishing on more Hollywood feature films, television shows and commercials than any other software.

You get unlimited creative flexibility because DaVinci Resolve makes it easy for individual artists to explore different toolsets. It also lets you collaborate and bring people with different creative talents together. With a single click, you can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio. Plus, you never have to export or translate files between separate software tools because, with DaVinci Resolve, everything is in the same software application.

DaVinci Resolve is the only post production software designed for true collaboration. Multiple editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work on the same project at the same time! Whether you're an individual artist, or part of a larger collaborative team, it's easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production and is used for finishing more Hollywood feature films, episodic television programing and TV commercials than any other software.

DaVinci Resolve 16 features a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines! The new DaVinci Neural Engine uses machine learning to enable powerful new features such as facial recognition, speed warp and more. Adjustment clips let you apply effects and grades to clips on the timeline below, quick export can be used to upload projects to YouTube and Vimeo from anywhere in the application, and new GPU accelerated scopes provide more technical monitoring options than before. Plus, Fusion is dramatically faster and Fairlight adds immersive 3D audio. DaVinci Resolve 16 is a massive release with hundreds of features customers have asked for.

  • Support for additional audio track formats for IMF and DCP renders
  • Improved decode and encode performance for Kakadu DCP and IMF formats
  • Support for CUDA based R3D with the latest RED SDK on Windows and Linux
  • Adds Blackmagic RAW support for latest Blackmagic URSA Broadcast update
  • Support for new audio only and video only editing modes on the cut page
  • Added in and out buttons in the user interface on the cut page
  • Support for audio playback when trimming on the cut and edit pages
  • Improved zoom buttons for the timeline on the edit page
  • Improved smart indicator in the cut page for when using in and out points
  • Viewer resize icon on the cut page now correctly resizes the whole viewer
  • Cut page divider between timeline and viewer can now be moved via the divider
  • Close up edits in the cut page now vary the close up from 20% to 40% randomly
  • Search dial is more responsive when using the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Removed auto jog mode on scroll with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Better responsiveness using shuttle with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Double press to clear in and out on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Improved performance in collaborative projects with multiple DaVinci systems
  • Support for monitor name in the workspace menu display options
  • Support for copy/paste in Dolby Vision mid tone offset values between clips
  • New scripting APIs to move media items, LUTs, markers, copy grades and more
  • Now uses 2 up view in sync bin when using live overwrite editing
  • Fixes a bug that caused the clip dividers in the source tape to scroll with audio
  • Opening the media folder in the cut page will re-sync to that folder contents
  • Multiple performance and stability improvements

What's New:

DaVinci Resolve 18 Beta

Features marked with * are in progress and may change before the final release.

Key Features

  • Blackmagic Cloud to host and manage cloud-based project libraries.
  • Collaborate securely over the internet using Blackmagic ID.
  • Upload and review on Presentations with synced markers and comments.*
  • Support for intelligent path mapping to relink files automatically.
  • Vastly improved project library performance for network workflows.
  • Improved project performance, especially when working with large projects.
  • New Proxy Generator app for auto-creating proxies within watch folders.
  • Ability to choose between prioritizing proxies or camera originals.
  • Proxy files in subfolders are automatically assigned in the media pool.

Media & Edit

  • Support for reversing shape, iris and wipe transitions in the edit page.
  • New subtitle improvements including:
  • Support for timed text TTML, XML and embedded MXF/IMF subtitles.
  • Ability to view and import subtitles from media storage.
  • Support for relinking subtitle clips from the media pool.
  • Subtitle region support with multiple simultaneous captions per track.
  • Set individual presets, text positions and intuitively edit between regions.
  • Add, rename and manage regions from the timeline context menu.
  • Ability to import, export and embed multiple subtitle tracks as TTML.
  • Support for showing up to 25 simultaneous multicam angles on the viewer.
  • Edit Index now shows clip duration.
  • Ability to navigate keyframes outside trimmed clip extents.
  • Ability to navigate retime keyframes using hotkeys.
  • Smart bin filter for disabled timelines.
  • Render in place and open in Fusion actions can be assigned shortcuts.
  • Reset Fusion composition now works on multiple clip selections.

Color

  • New object mask capability in Magic Mask.*
  • Adjustment clips and Fusion generators can bypass color management.
  • Support for syncing clip groups in remote grading sessions.
  • Ability to trigger bidirectional tracking from advanced and mini panels.
  • Support for matte finesse and 3D qualifier in advanced and mini panels.
  • Dolby Vision highlight clipping support in advanced panels.
  • Support for bypassing color outputs from advanced panels.
  • Add key mixers with auto-connected key outs from advanced panels.
  • ACES support for Blackmagic Gen 5 camera formats.
  • Support for the HDR Vivid standard.
  • Reference gamut compression enabled by default in ACES 1.3.

Resolve FX

  • New Resolve FX Depth Map to generate 3D depth based keys in Studio.
  • New Resolve FX Fast Noise.
  • New Resolve FX Despill.
  • New Resolve FX Surface Tracker for tracking warped surfaces in Studio.
  • Improved Resolve FX Beauty with new ultra mode.
  • Improved edge strength and filter controls in Resolve FX Edge Detection.
  • Option to composite from a second input in Resolve FX Transform.
  • New bokeh preset for Resolve FX Lens Reflections.
  • Green-purple control for Resolve FX Chromatic Aberration.
  • Sizing awareness option in Resolve FX lens flare and radial & zoom blurs.

Fairlight

  • Ability to convert fixed bus projects to FlexBus in project settings.
  • Ability to freely order tracks and buses in the mixer via the track index.
  • Ability to nudge custom millisecond or sub-frame intervals in the timeline.
  • Improved quality for time stretched audio.
  • Improved Dolby Atmos immersive mixing, including Binaural monitoring.*
  • Native support for Dolby Atmos production for Linux and Apple silicon.*
  • Independent controls to enable automation and expose parameters.
  • Improved behavior of automated tracks under VCA control.
  • Improved meters with configurable decay, peak hold and display modes.
  • Ability to ctrl-alt click to remove gain and elastic wave keyframes.
  • Ability to double click a clip in the timeline to rename.
  • Ability to set record clip name prefix at a per-track level.
  • Support for renaming underlying tracks when renaming a linked group.
  • Equalizers with improved Q controls and mouse wheel inputs.
  • Dynamics with enhanced metering, gain display and enable controls.
  • Dynamics with improved dry mix, soft knee and metering in FlexBus.
  • Improved plugin management with replace and copy settings in the mixer.
  • New built in presets for equalizers and dynamics.
  • Hold shift and double click clips to extend the edit selection range.
  • Support for applying audio gain on range selection.
  • Improved waveform display accuracy under crossfades.
  • Origination time metadata is now persisted when bouncing mix to track.
  • Option to trim from unity on the Fairlight Desktop Console.
  • Support for VCA and bus spill on the Fairlight Desktop Console.
  • Support for using the Fairlight Desktop Console on Linux systems.
  • Studio monitoring support for FlexBus on consoles.
  • Fairlight console option to mute speakers on timeline load.
  • Support for chasing timecode via Fairlight audio interfaces.
  • Support for user views in the Fairlight Desktop Console.
  • Improved mapping for audio effects on the Audio Editor panel.
  • Ability to use alt + solo to invoke solo safe in the Audio Editor panel.
  • Support for a new clear mutes action in the timeline menu.
  • Enabling track mixer controls brings window to focus if already open.
  • Grid and list modes are persisted for patch, bus and VCA assign.

Fusion

  • Multi-button mode selection in inspector for multiple tools.
  • Support for all modern and future python 3 versions for scripting.
  • Support for live previews when using the Text+ color picker.
  • Multiple new composition blend modes.
  • New expression animated Custom Poly modifier for masks and strokes.
  • Faster GPU accelerated paint tool with smoother strokes.
  • Faster duplicate tool with additional blur, glow and size controls.
  • Improved fade-on and text ripple title performance.
  • Improved performance for night vision, glitch, TV and other effects.

Codecs

  • Support for video uploads to internet accounts using custom presets.
  • Support for encoding mono and stereo MP3 audio.
  • New HyperDeck export preset in the Quick Export and deliver page.
  • Ability to render individual clips with timeline effects.
  • Ability to embed Blackmagic RAW metadata in QuickTime renders.
  • Custom quality and profile media management options where available.
  • Support for rendering Dolby Vision compatible H.265 clips.*
  • Support for decoding CMYK format TIFF files.
  • Support for record date and time metadata for JPEG stills.
  • Alpha channel support in the IO Encode Plugin SDK.
  • Support for RED SDK 8.2.2.
  • New 1440p YouTube preset.
  • Render option to override ACES gamut compression for round trips.
  • Main10 is now the default H.265 encoding profile on Mac.

General

  • Support for 10-bit viewers on Windows and Linux in Studio.
  • Stream video output to remote monitoring in Windows and Linux in Studio.
  • Apple Neural Engine support for DaVinci Neural Engine on M1 and M1 Pro.
  • Support for Korean localizations in DaVinci Resolve.
  • PostgreSQL 13 is now bundled with Project Server.
  • Support for desktop notifications for collaboration chat.
  • User preference to import Finder tags as clip keywords on Mac.
  • Support for importing and exporting Final Cut Pro v1.10 XMLs.
  • Ability to unlink Dropbox comment and marker sync for timelines.
  • Playback and render now prevents Mac systems from sleeping.
  • Support for per-system project working paths in collaboration and cloud.
  • Support for per-system render cache mode in collaboration and cloud.
  • Support for setting current project settings as default.
  • Scripting API support for creating Fusion compositions.
  • Scripting API support for exporting project archives.
  • Scripting API support to get and set timeline start timecode.
  • Scripting API support to detect stale media bins and refresh them.
  • Scripting API support for updating camera raw sidecar files.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Intelligent path mapping to relink files automatically

DaVinci Resolve 18 has the ability to automatically map and manage paths between users and machines using cloud based project libraries. This ability is enabled by default in the project settings.

Once the first user adds media to a project, every additional user or machine only needs to perform a relink to their shared copy of the media. DaVinci Resolve will automatically map these paths so that the media does not go offline for other users.

Users can also manually manage shared locations between users and machines. In order to do this, the first user adds a shared media location to the project settings. This could be a shared cloud folder using a service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Every additional user can then either just relink their footage, or open project settings and set their local path to that media location.

New Proxy Generator app to auto-create proxies in watch folders

DaVinci Resolve 18 includes a new Proxy Generator app.

You can assign one or multiple watch folders to the Proxy Generator. The Proxy Generator app will scan and automatically generate QuickTime proxies with the selected codec in a Proxy subfolder.

When importing media into DaVinci Resolve, any proxies found in these subfolders are automatically linked and assigned as proxies in the media pool. This happens even if the proxies are generated after importing the media to the media pool.

Improved Proxy Handling

DaVinci Resolve 18 allows the user ability to prefer proxies or prefer camera originals. Depending on the setting chosen in the Playback menu, the selected clip type will be prioritized if both proxies and originals are available.

Resolve FX Depth Map for depth keying and grading

Resolve FX Depth Map generates a depth alpha channel using the DaVinci Neural Engine, allowing you to separate backgrounds, isolate objects at specific depths and create fog, portrait mode and other distance effects.

From the effects library in color page, you can apply Depth Map to a node, enable Depth Map Preview to view results, adjust limits, isolate specific depths and finesse results.

You can also disable preview, enable OFX alpha and use the alpha output in subsequent nodes.

Resolve FX Surface Tracker for tracking warped surfaces

The new Resolve FX Surface Tracker in DaVinci Resolve Studio applies textures or effects to flexible and deformable moving surfaces. If the texture you would like to apply has transparency, you should drag the plugin as an FX node rather than apply it on a corrector node.

  • The bounds tab allows you to select/create a region where you would like to apply the texture. Additional bounds and holes can be added to define complex surfaces.
  • The mesh tab allows you to establish a mesh over the surface you would like to track. This acts as the starting point for the tracking.
  • The track tab is where the analysis is performed. You can adjust the motion range for fast-moving objects and the rigidity of the mesh.
  • The result tab allows you to control how you would like to use the warped surface for warping or compositing content.

Improved Resolve FX Beauty with new ultra beauty mode.

The ultra beauty mode, now the default setting for Resolve FX Beauty allows for stronger filtering and more natural results. This more powerful effect can even help with smoothing object surfaces, and even some compression artifacts.

Convert fixed bus projects to FlexBus

Older fixed bus projects can be converted to FlexBus projects by unchecking the use fixed bus mapping control in project settings under Fairlight.

This action permanently converts the project's timelines to FlexBus and cannot be undone.

Ordering tracks and buses from the track index

You can now drag and drop tracks and buses to freely change order in the track index. This order will be reflected in the meters, mixers and the fader panels.

You can choose between a single scrollable view or a split view with a fixed section, indicated by an adjustable split point.

Configuring meters decay, peak hold and display modes.

Fairlight meters now have a Digital VU mode with combined VU and Peak levels in FlexBus projects.

From the Project Settings, under Fairlight, you can select IEC 60268-18, Digital VU, or define your own custom levels, scale and decay.

Improved plugin management in the mixer

You can now copy settings for pan, EQ, dynamics and third party plugins between tracks and buses in the mixer.

This can be invoked in multiple ways:

  • Context menus in the plugin dialog or in the mixer graphs of pan, EQ and dynamics.
  • Hotkeys Shift+Control+C & Shift+Control+V (Shift+Command in Mac OS).
  • Mixer strip header context menus for full channel settings.

Improved Python 3 Support

The automatic detection of installed Python versions for scripting has been updated to check for default installations for Python 3.3 to 3.10 (and future versions).

  • If set, the PYTHONHOME environment variable (or the explicit PYTHON3HOME and PYTHON2HOME if you have both installed) will be considered. To explicitly override the version used by DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio, you can set FUSION_Python3_Home (formerly FUSION_Python36_Home) to point to the base folder.
  • Expression animated Custom Poly modifiers
  • You can now quickly create and animate Fusion masks and strokes using custom poly modifiers.

In addition to common expressions, the Custom Poly supports these functions and variables:

  • (px,py) for the current point on the source poly.
  • disp for the point's displacement on the poly.
  • index and num for the current point's index (zero-based) and total number of points.
  • getx(disp), gety(disp) to access polyline values from specific displacements.
  • getx_at(disp,time), gety_at(disp,time) for displacements and times.
  • Use get2, get3 variations for additional inputs.
  • get[rgba][bdwm](x,y) to access image channels with optional black/duplicate/wrapped/mirrored results.

Support for 10-bit viewers on Windows and Linux in Studio.

In Preferences, under General, DaVinci Resolve Studio now allows enabling 10-bit precision in viewers in Windows and Linux. You will need a capable Nvidia or AMD graphics card, up to date drivers and a 10-bit capable display.

Stream video output to remote monitoring in Windows and Linux in Studio.

DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports the ability to stream your video monitoring output to a remote Blackmagic Design video monitoring device. This requires:

  • A Windows and Linux Studio system with an Nvidia graphics card.
  • Remote Studio clients with a Blackmagic design monitoring device.
  • Windows and Linux clients need an Nvidia graphics card.

On the streaming server, you can allow remote streaming connections in Davinci Resolve Preferences under General. By default, TCP port 16410 is used for streaming connections.

On the client, go to the Applications folder on Mac or the Windows start menu to the DaVinci Resolve folder, and run the DaVinci Remote Monitoring application. Set the IP address of the server machine. Configure your DeckLink or UltraStudio card on the client machine and press start.

The streaming server can now accept the incoming connection prompt and start streaming its monitoring output to remote clients.

Currently, remote streaming reflects the cut, edit, color and deliver viewers. It streams stereo audio and does not show overlays or scopes on the client side. Mac OS clients are limited to 8-bit 4:2:0 video formats.

Pre-Installation Notes

  • PostgreSQL 9.0 is the minimum supported version.
  • PostgreSQL 13 is the recommended version.
  • 10-bit viewers on Windows & Linux needs a capable graphics card and display.

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • 8 GB of system memory. 16 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 12.0 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.
  • GPU which supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2.

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • 16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU

Minimum system requirements for Linux

  • CentOS 7.3
  • 32 GB of system memory
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Mac

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, double-click the Uninstall Resolve icon.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Windows

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, go to the Programs and Features control panel, select DaVinci Resolve, click on Uninstall and follow the onscreen prompts.

Migrating Legacy Fairlight projects to DaVinci Resolve on Windows

In order to import legacy Fairlight DR2 projects into DaVinci Resolve, download and install the following utility on your Windows system: downloads.blackmagicdesign.com/DaVinciResolve/Fairlight-Project-Importer.zip After installing the utility, you should see an option to "Import Fairlight Project" in the Fairlight menu in DaVinci Resolve.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Linux

Double-click the DaVinci Resolve Installer and follow the onscreen instructions. To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, select the uninstall option after running the installer.

Additional Information

Please refer to the latest DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide for your platform detailing support, including certified driver versions for third party hardware. It is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

DaVinci Resolve 17

DaVinci Resolve 17 is a major new release with over 100 new features and 200 improvements! The color page features new HDR grading tools, redesigned primary controls, AI based magic mask and more. Fairlight updates mouse and keyboard edit selection tools so you can work faster, along with Fairlight Audio Core and FlexBus, a next generation audio engine and busing architecture with support for 2,000 tracks!

Editors get a metadata slate view with bin dividers, zoomed waveforms for audio trimming, smart reframing, a unified inspector and dozens of other time saving tools. In addition, compositions created in Fusion can now be used as an effect, title or transition on the edit and cut pages.

Color

DaVinci Resolve 17 (Beta) features incredible new creative tools for colorists! The new HDR palette lets you create custom color wheels for targeted corrections, primary controls have a new design that makes them easier to use, magic mask uses the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically isolate and track objects, and the new mesh and grid based color warper lets you push and morph colors in creative new ways! Power Window drawing has been improved, there are new split screen wipe options, an additional Sat vs Lum curve, improved scopes, support for 17 point 3D LUTs and more. Plus, the massive new DaVinci wide gamut color space enables even higher quality image processing and color management.

Next Generation HDR Grading Tools

The HDR grading palette lets you create new color wheels with custom roll off for specific tonal ranges, giving you more creative control to make fine adjustments. The wheels include exposure and saturation controls for each zone. They're color space aware so you get perceptually uniform results.

Color Warper for Refined Grading

The mesh based warping tool lets you adjust two color parameters at once. You can adjust both hue and saturation or chroma and luma. Adjustments are made by dragging control points, with smooth falloff for clean, natural looking adjustments. It's an entirely new way to transform color in your images.

Targeted Grading With Magic Mask

Selecting and tracking people for targeted correction has never been easier! Magic mask uses the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically create masks for an entire person or specific features such as face or arms. You get matte finesse tools, the ability to add and remove strokes and automatic tracking.

Advanced Color Management

DaVinci Resolve color management adds features to simplify your workflow and improve image quality. You get wide gamut image processing, new input and output tone mapping and color space aware tools that provide for a more consistent response while grading and greatly improved image quality.

DaVinci Wide Gamut Color Space

DaVinci wide gamut and DaVinci intermediate are timeline color space and gamma settings that provide a universal internal working color space. It's larger than what cameras can capture, or BT.2020, ARRI wide gamut and even ACES AP1. You'll never lose image data, no matter where it comes from.

Updated 3D Professional Scopes

You can now open multiple versions of a same scope, set customizable waveform scales, create 3x3 layouts and open a separate scope window on a second display. You could open 3 vectorscopes, set to different tonal and zoom ranges, allowing you to simultaneously see shadows, midtones, and highlights.

Additional LUT Support

DaVinci Resolve 17 lets you generate 17 point 3D LUTs directly from the timeline, which are great for monitoring on set. There's also support for video range LUT metadata, as well as the ability to set your own custom LUT paths either on local or to a network volume for sharing LUTs in a facility.

New Viewer Wipe Modes

New diagonal, venetian blind and checkerboard wipes provide additional flexibility for comparing images in different ways. A new split screen mode for comparing up to four playheads from the timeline is useful for comparing multiple clips or for comparing different frames within the same clip.

Fairlight

DaVinci Resolve 17 is the biggest update in Fairlight history with new features, tools and core improvements that make it the world's fastest and highest quality solution for audio post production! If you've been thinking about switching to Fairlight from another system, the context sensitive edit selection mode with updated keyboard shortcuts makes it faster than ever. A new high performance audio engine, Fairlight Audio Core, along with the revolutionary new FlexBus busing architecture give you support for over 2,000 tracks! You can now reverse audio clips, analyze loudness, view and navigate transients, preview video while editing, move automation, export multi channel files and more.