Editing, Grading and Compositing

DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design

DaVinci Resolve Studio

v15 - Integrated solution for editing, colour, audio and visual effects and motion graphics

Product Code: BMD-DV/RESSTUD

Suggested Retail Price £239+VAT

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  • Integrated solution for editing, colour, audio and visual effects and motion graphics, all in a single application
  • Fully built in Fusion visual effects and motion graphics
  • Fairlight audio tools
  • Multi User Collaboration: Revolutionary tools for simultaneous editing, visual effects, color correction and audio post
  • High performance playback engine that’s up to 10 times faster than before
  • Add a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel or a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Control panel for the ultimate high speed workflow


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Revolutionary tools for editing, colour correction, audio post and now visual effects, all in a single application

DaVinci Resolve 15 is the world’s first solution that combines professional offline and online editing, colour correction, audio post production and now visual effects all in one software tool. You get unlimited creative flexibility because DaVinci Resolve 15 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, colour, effects, and audio. Plus, you never have to export or translate files between separate software tools because, with DaVinci Resolve 15, everything is in the same software application. DaVinci Resolve 15 is the only post production software designed for true collaboration. Multiple editors, assistants, colourists, 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 15 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.

What's New

Fully built in Fusion visual effects and motion graphics, incredible new Fairlight audio tools and nearly a hundred enhancements focussed on speed and quality

DaVinci Resolve 15 now has full Fusion visual effects and motion graphics built in. The Fusion page gives you a complete 3D workspace with over 250 tools for compositing, vector paint, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization, particles and more. With new Apple Metal and CUDA GPU processing, the Fusion page is faster than ever. Fairlight audio gets a massive upgrade with new ADR tools, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a sound library database, and built in cross platform plug-ins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel and de-esser. There are also dozens of new features and improvements that editors and colourists have asked for. These include a new LUT browser, shared grades, multiple playheads, Super Scale HD to 8K up-rezzing, stacked timelines, on-screen annotations, subtitle and closed captioning tools, better keyboard customization, new title templates and much more.

Professional Editing

DaVinci Resolve includes everything professional editors need to cut blockbuster films, television shows, and commercials. It’s perfect for both offline and online editing. The high performance playback engine makes editing and trimming incredibly fast, even for processor intensive formats such as H.264 and RAW.

Creative Editing

Familiar multi track timeline, dozens of edit styles, precision trimming, customizable keyboard, stackable timelines and more.

Advanced Trimming

Fast, context sensitive trimming tools, asymmetric trimming, dynamic and realtime trimming during live playback.

Multicam Editing

Full multi camera editing with realtime 2, 4, 9 or 16 camera playback views for cutting shows on the fly.

Speed Effects

Quickly create constant or variable speed changes, complete with ramps and editable speed curves.

Timeline Curve Editor

Animate and add keyframes for virtually any parameter or plug-in using the inspector or the integrated timeline curve editor.

Transitions and Effects

Quickly add transitions and filters from the built in library, use 2D or 3D title templates, or add 3rd party plug‑ins.

Powerful Organization Tools

Create metadata based Smart Bins that auto populate, add markers with new on screen annotations and more.

Fusion Effects

Fusion brings the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists and motion graphic animators right into DaVinci Resolve. So now you can create cinematic feature film quality visual effects and stunning broadcast motion graphic animations without having to switch software applications.

Vector Paint

Resolution independent paint tools with flexible brush styles, blend modes and strokes for removing items or painting new elements.


Isolate objects for other elements in a scene using bezier and B-spline tools to quickly draw and animate custom shapes.

3D Particle Systems

Create swirling, sparkling fantastic effects in full 3D, complete with physics and behavioral forces like gravity, avoidance and bounce.

Powerful Keying

Key any element using the new Delta keyer, Ultra, Chroma, Luma and differential keyers to create the best composite.

True 3D Compositing

Combine live action with 3D models, cameras, lights and more in a true 3D workspace to create amazing photorealistic effects.

Tracking and Stabilization

Use 3D and planar trackers to track, match move and stabilize anything. Match camera movement with the camera tracker.

2D and 3D Titles

Create amazing animated 2D and 3D titles with extrusion, reflections, shadows and more. Use the follower tool to animate individual characters.

Spline Based Animation

Use linear, bezier and b-spline curves to create keyframe animations that can be looped, reversed, ping ponged, stretched, squished and more.

Colour Correction

DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and television shows than any other grading system. You get the industry’s most powerful primary and secondary correction tools, advanced curve editor, tracking and stabilization, noise reduction and grain tools, ResolveFX and more.

Legendary Quality

Patented YRGB colour science and 32-bit float image processing lets you achieve looks that are simply impossible with other software.

Primary Correction

Traditional primary colour wheels along with 12 advanced primary controls for quickly adjusting temperature, tint, mid-tone detail, and more.

Curve Editors

Quickly sculpt contrast along various highlight and shadow areas of an image with separate curves and soft clipping for each channel.


Isolate and track different parts of an image using HSL qualifiers, keyers and basic or custom rotoscope shapes so you can make targeted corrections.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Work in high dynamic range and wide colour space formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Hybrid Log Gamma, and more.

Broad Format Support

Work natively with camera original RAW files and virtually every other format for total control over your images at the highest quality possible.

Fairlight Audio

With Fairlight audio built in, you get a complete digital audio workstation with professional mixer, automation, metering, monitoring, sample level editing, new ADR tools, a sound library database, native audio plug-ins and more. You can even mix down and master to multiple formats, including 3D audio space formats such as 5.1, 7.1 and even 22.2.


Full professional mixer with input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamic graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections, and more.

Equalization and Dynamics

Get real time 6 band equalization, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics on every single track.

Editing and Automation

Edit 192kHz 24-bit source clips with automation for adjusting fade, levels and more, all the way down to individual audio samples.

Plug In Effects

Use new native cross platform plug-ins, VST plug-ins or Mac OS X Audio Units with realtime processing for up to 6 plug-ins per track.


Professional automatic dialog replacement and spotting tools with multi take layered recording.


All the tools you need for mastering. Deliver anything from mono up to stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and even 22.2, complete with full 3D panning

Media and Delivery

DaVinci Resolve 15 makes importing, syncing and organizing footage fast. Whether you’re going out to the web, tape, or theatrical distribution, DaVinci Resolve features everything you need to deliver projects in virtually any format. You’ll be able to get to work quickly and output files fast, so you’ll never miss a deadline.

Import Footage

Use the media page to import footage, sync audio and prep it for editing. Simply drag and drop files from your storage into bins or even your timeline

Organize Clips

Create free form or metadata based smart bins to organize clips. You get customizable list views, multiple bin windows and more


Use embedded metadata or add your own to sort and sync clips, change display names, manage starts and stops in Multicam angles, and much more

Delivery Options

Output to the web, round trip projects with other applications, or even create digital cinema packages for theatrical distribution

Render Queue

Quickly add multiple jobs to the render queue for batch processing. You can even offload output to another workstation

Wide Format Support

DaVinci Resolve give you native compatibility with virtually all major post production file types, formats and even other applications

Multi User Collaboration

Revolutionary tools for simultaneous editing, visual effects, colour correction and audio post

DaVinci Resolve 15 completely redefines post production workflows. Assistant editors can prepare footage while editors cut the picture, colourists grade the shots, effects artists work on VFX, and sound editors mix and finish audio, all in the same project at the same time. You no longer have to waste time conforming and you no longer have to wait for a locked edit before starting colour and audio work. That means picture editors, visual effects artists, colourists, and sound editors can now work in parallel, leaving more time for everyone to be creative.

Clip, Timeline and Bin Locking

Locking a bin, clip or a timeline lets you safely work on a specific part of the project. You get full access and others have read access until you unlock it.

Built in Chat

The integrated chat client lets you speak with other members of the team without ever having to leave DaVinci Resolve so you can all stay on the same page.

Timeline Comparison

The visual timeline comparison tool makes it fast and easy to see differences between two timelines so you can accept and merge changes.

Open Storage

You don’t need to buy special, expensive or proprietary storage and servers to work as a team in DaVinci Resolve. You can use any shared storage.

DaVinci Resolve Studio

Upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for even more creative tools and options

The free version of DaVinci Resolve has all of the professional editing, legendary colour correction and Fairlight audio tools you need for SD, HD and Ultra HD work at up to 60 frames per second. DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for 4K and higher, along with frame rates up to 120 fps. It also includes dozens of additional image processing features and filters that are not in the free version. This includes film grain, temporal and spatial noise reduction, amazing new face enhancement tools, lens flares, lens distortion correction, optical quality blur and mist effects, deflicker, dust busting, warping and much more.

No Monthly Cloud Licensing

Own for half the cost of a cloud subscription

Unlike cloud based software, DaVinci Resolve Studio does not require a connection to the internet and there are no monthly subscription fees. Now you can get DaVinci Resolve Studio for only £299, which is 50% less than the cost of popular cloud subscriptions. Plus, you get full nonlinear editing, advanced colour correction, Fusion effects and motion graphics, and Fairlight audio tools, all included in the one easy to buy solution. It’s like getting 4 high end professional applications for the cost of one.

New High Performance

Playback Engine Fly through edits and colour correction with up to 10x the performance

DaVinci Resolve 15 features an incredible new video playback engine with CPU and GPU optimizations, lower latency, faster UI refresh, support for Apple Metal, and more. These upgrades combine to make DaVinci Resolve faster and far more responsive than ever. Working on long timelines with thousands of clips is incredibly fluid and editing is even more precise. Scrubbing and playback are instant, often starting before you lift your fingers off the keyboard. Powerful acceleration for processor intensive formats, like H.264, makes it possible to edit 4K material on a laptop in realtime. Whether you’re working in HD or 4K, with ProRes, H.264 or even RAW images, DaVinci Resolve 15 is completely responsive and fast enough to keep up with your every move.

Legendary DaVinci Quality

Unique YRGB 32-bit float image processing

DaVinci Resolve’s Emmy™ award-winning image processing technology features deep 32-bit float processing combined with unique, patented YRGB colour science that processes luminance independent of colour. This allows you to adjust the luminance of video without rebalancing the colour of your highlights, midtones, or shadows. The massive internal colour space is also perfect for the latest HDR and wide colour gamut workflows.

Mac, Windows and Linux

The only post production solution that runs on all popular platforms

DaVinci Resolve runs on all major platforms so you can use it at home or in a post facility on a Mac, at a broadcast facility running Windows, or a VFX studio on Linux. This gives you the freedom to use the platform of your choice, making it easy to integrate with your existing systems and workflows. If you’re running Red Hat or CentOS Linux, you can even build your own workstation using low cost motherboards, extremely fast processors, massive amounts of RAM and up to 8 GPUs. Imagine building your own super computer for incredible real time performance.

Open and Compatible

The world’s most compatible post production solution.

With all of the different workflows and systems out there, you need a post production solution that’s compatible and open enough to handle anything. DaVinci Resolve has been designed to work with all major file formats, media types, and post production software. You can use XML, EDLs, or AAF to move projects between DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Premiere Pro. Deep integration with Fusion makes it easy to send shots out for VFX work, or you can roundtrip with software such as After Effects. For audio, projects can easily be moved between DaVinci Resolve and ProTools. When you’re on a tight deadline, you can count on DaVinci Resolve to “just work.”

Blackmagic RAW

The world’s fastest RAW format with better quality and better features

Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new and very modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic RAW gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. Incredible image quality, extensive metadata support and highly optimized GPU and CPU accelerated processing make Blackmagic RAW the world’s first codec that can be used for acquisition, post production and finishing. Blackmagic RAW is a totally new design, plus it’s cross platform, freely available and includes a developer SDK so anyone can add support for Blackmagic RAW to their own software.

Next Generation RAW Codec

The quality of RAW at the speed of video

Working with traditional RAW formats is difficult because the files are huge, they’re proprietary and extremely processor intensive, which makes them slow and inefficient. While working with traditional video codecs is faster, quality is damaged because of the limitation to 10 bit and the 4:2:2 video filter that’s used which dramatically reduces colour detail. Blackmagic Design engineers have spent years solving these problems and have created a new RAW codec that moves part of the de-mosaic processing from the computer’s CPU into the camera itself, resulting in incredibly efficient encoding for an entirely new high performance RAW experience. With Blackmagic RAW, you get the same quality, bit depth, dynamic range and controls as RAW, with better performance and even smaller file sizes than traditional video codecs.

Perfect for High End Feature Films and Television

Cinematic quality images that you can use for all your work

The incredible quality and speed of Blackmagic RAW makes it ideal for virtually any type of production. The pristine camera native quality of Blackmagic RAW Q0 or 3:1 is perfect for effects heavy feature film and commercial work, where you need the highest possible quality. Blackmagic RAW Q5 and 5:1 are extremely high quality making them great for episodic television and independent films. Blackmagic RAW quality is so high, you can even use 8:1 and 12:1 settings for incredibly small files that are suitable for all kinds of uses such as broadcast news, live sport events, digital signage, A/V, corporate video, weddings and more.

New Advanced De?Mosaic

Partial de-mosaic in the camera hardware allows maximum speed playback

The new advanced de-mosaic algorithm is a central component of Blackmagic RAW. Part of the RAW processing is moved out of software and into the camera, where it can be accelerated. Noise management, sensor profiling and new edge reconstruction algorithms are used to produce high quality cinematic images with incredible depth, crisp details and beautiful image separation. The partially de?mosaiced images, along with the unique characteristics of the image sensor, are encoded and saved into the Blackmagic RAW file so you get total control over features such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and more. The partial in camera accelerated de?mosaic allows for extremely efficient compression. This results in significantly reduced processing on your computer, making it faster to decode and use the files while retaining the sensor data needed for full RAW control.

Generation 4 Colour Science

Accurate skin tones and faithful colour reproduction

Blackmagic RAW uses Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Colour Science for reproducing extremely accurate skin tones and gorgeous, lifelike colours that rival those of cameras costing tens of thousands of dollars more! Images are encoded using a custom non?linear 12?bit space designed to provide the maximum amount of colour data and dynamic range. Unlike traditional RAW workflows that rely on LUTs which alter the pixel data in a harsh way, Blackmagic RAW is non destructive. It harnesses the power of metadata to ensure that the creative vision of the cinematographer is carried through to post production. Most importantly, the free SDK lets third party software applications use the embedded sensor profile metadata if required, as well as Blackmagic Design colour science for predictable and accurate image rendering that yields consistent colour throughout the entire pipeline.

2 Separate Encoding Methods

Constant bitrate or constant quality encoding gives you total control

Blackmagic RAW features both constant quality and constant bitrate encoding options, giving you the flexibility to prioritize image quality or file size so you can better tailor your production costs.

Constant Bitrate

High quality images and predictable file sizes

The constant bitrate encoding option is very similar to most codecs that are set to never exceed a specific data rate. The four constant bitrate variations are Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1. These ratios are based on the unprocessed file size of a single frame from the camera’s sensor, making it easy to understand the relative amount of compression being used. The constant bitrate variations are designed to give you the best possible images with predictable and consistent file sizes.

Constant Quality

Variable bitrate encoding for guaranteed quality

The new constant quality options preserve image quality by completely removing the upper data limit. That means complex frames will be encoded at higher data rates to preserve detail and maintain quality. Only constant quality ensures quality levels never suffer. Blackmagic RAW Q0 has minimum quantization and yields the highest possible quality, while Blackmagic RAW Q5 uses moderate quantization for more efficient encoding and a smaller file size.

Extremely Fast RAW Performance

The world’s fastest RAW codec for better render speed on complex projects

Unlike traditional RAW formats, which are slow and processor intensive, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate your post production workflow. It’s highly optimized for AVX, AVX2 and SSE4.1 enabled processors, it’s multi?threaded and it works across multiple CPU cores. In addition, Blackmagic RAW is also GPU accelerated and works with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. Frame decoding and image processing is extremely fast, making Blackmagic RAW super smooth for editing, colour correction and visual effects in DaVinci Resolve. Best of all, clips are stored as single files, not image sequences. That makes media management easier and file transfers faster than other RAW formats. Blackmagic RAW performance scales as processors and GPUs get faster, making it the only codec that’s ready for tomorrow’s higher resolution and higher frame rate formats.

Next Generation Metadata

Supports embedded metadata or user customizable sidecar metadata files

Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK feature highly descriptive and flexible metadata options that are designed to support today’s modern workflows. The SDK takes care of all the work for developers, so supporting Blackmagic RAW is easy and fast. Using the Blackmagic RAW SDK means you get flawless handling of all camera metadata such as lens information, iris, ISO, colour space, slate information and much, much more. Metadata is embedded directly into the .braw file. In addition, .sidecar files that contain fully editable and human readable JSON formatted metadata can also be used. The metadata in .sidecar files is ancillary, which means that it can override the file’s embedded metadata without overwriting it. Blackmagic RAW also supports frame based metadata so you can access values, such as focus distance, that often change on a frame by frame basis.

Blackmagic RAW Player

Review Blackmagic RAW clips with consistent colour between software

Traditional RAW formats often display content inconsistently when viewed through different media players. Because the SDK manages all colour, colour transformations and also contains information about the characteristics of the camera’s sensor, the Blackmagic RAW Player can reliably display all of the dynamic range and deep colour of .braw clips. In fact, any software that utilizes the Blackmagic RAW SDK can ensure accurate and reliable interpretation of colour and tonal values rendered to the viewer. Most importantly, playback will be silky smooth, even on slower systems that typically struggle with other high bitrate RAW formats.

Available Now in DaVinci Resolve 15.1

DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes support for Blackmagic RAW, so you can start shooting and finishing your work immediately! DaVinci Resolve is used on more feature films and television commercials than any other solution and is the standard in high end post production. This means you can work with the world’s largest facilities to finish your work, or simply download DaVinci Resolve 15.1 now and edit, colour correct, perform visual effects and audio post production yourself! DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes full support for Blackmagic RAW, giving you a non-destructive workflow. Picture adjustments and settings that you make in the camera will come into DaVinci Resolve via metadata and are completely editable. You can even make changes to the RAW settings in DaVinci Resolve, open the files in other applications that support Blackmagic RAW and automatically see the settings, so you have a consistent look and controls between software apps and different platforms.

Open Standard and Free to Download

Cross platform and license free

Blackmagic RAW is the world’s only truly modern, high performance, professional RAW codec that is open, cross platform and free. The codec is supported via the free SDK on Mac OS, Windows and Linux systems. Best of all, there are no hidden licenses or ongoing fees. Blackmagic RAW has been designed to provide the industry with an open, elegant and standardized high quality image format that can be used across products and in customer workflows absolutely free.

Free Software Development Kit

Fully documented SDK is publicly available

The .braw SDK is fully documented and publicly available for all developers on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Using the SDK gives you access to GPU accelerated and CPU optimized algorithms for decoding Blackmagic RAW files. In addition to the encoded image data, the SDK also provides access to unique information about the camera’s imaging sensor so you know how to accurately decode and present the image based on the characteristics of the sensor. The SDK supports 32?bit float, 16?bit integer and 8?bit integer pixel formats, manages the decoding of colour science, allows for user customizable colour space transformation, and provides access to all embedded and sidecar metadata. You even get advanced features such as I/O clip trimming, preview scaling for fast playback and much more. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK are available free and even included on Blackmagic Design’s camera software installers.

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What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.2.2

  • Added an option to start remote rendering from the project manager context menu
  • Addressed an issue where switching to the Fusion page in dual screen mode would sometimes cause artefacts in the user interface
  • Addressed an issue with Intel GPUs on Windows where the viewer would show black frames on playback and cause crashes
  • Addressed an issue where some MacOS laptops with Intel GPUs would cause a crash on start up
  • Addressed an issue where clicking through media pool thumbnails for certain codecs would sometimes show an offline frame
  • Addressed an issue where creating multicam clips from clips with time of day timecode would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where position controls in the Inspector would sometimes show incorrect limits
  • Addressed an issue where render cache for clips with alpha or cropping would show incorrect results
  • Addressed an issue where applying an output sizing preset would sometimes show incorrect power window positions on the viewer
  • Addressed an issue where some OpenFX and ResolveFX plugins would not work correctly for clips with custom output scaling
  • Addressed an issue where selecting a marker from the marker list in the Color page viewer would sometimes cause a crash on Windows
  • Addressed an issue where playing back a timeline with a large number of markers in the Color page would impact playback performance
  • Addressed an issue where the context menu for Color page thumbnails would not show the selected clip group
  • Addressed an issue where splitting an audio clip with cached audio effects would result in incorrect audio during playback
  • Addressed an issue where deleting a bus would not delete plugins associated with that bus
  • Improved behavior for FairlightFX Distortion
  • Addressed an issue where clips with FairlightFX Echo applied would not playback correctly after an application restart
  • Addressed an issue where playback for clips with FairlightFX Reverb would sometimes produce artifacts when replaying the clip
  • Addressed an issue where writing multiple automation parameters simultaneously would sometimes cause gaps in the automation in the Fairlight timeline
  • Addressed an issue where transitions would sometimes be drawn incorrectly in the Fairlight timeline
  • Addressed an issue where loading audio clips with unsupported sample rates would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where video tracks could not be hidden on the Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue where moving audio tracks up or down in the Fairlight timeline would not preserve its hidden state
  • Addressed an issue where video track names edited from the Fairlight page would not be persisted correctly across application restarts
  • Addressed an issue where custom shortcuts would not be correctly reflected in the Fairlight timeline context menu
  • Addressed an issue where loading a project with video and audio scrollers enabled would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where loading specific Fusion compositions would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where rotoscoping using the BSpline tool in the Fusion page would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where editing offsets of Media In nodes in a Fusion clip would sometimes cause previews in the Fusion page to flicker between cached and uncached images
  • Addressed an issue where importing some FLAC audio clips would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where importing some PNG files would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where some Panasonic VariCam clips with multiple audio channels would be decoded with audio artefacts
  • Addressed an issue where certain QuickTime clips would sometimes show a repeated frame
  • General performance and stability improvements

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Key new features

  • Improved Edit timeline performance and responsiveness
  • Support for improved visual animations when editing the timeline on the Edit page
  • Support for a visual keyboard customization utility to find, add and modify shortcuts
  • Support for per-module customizable shortcuts, including module specific actions and context menus
  • Support for showing the currently focused module in the user interface
  • Support for displaying duplicate frame ranges for clips on the timeline on the Edit page
  • Support for cleaning up and flattening video tracks on the Edit timeline
  • Support for adding, editing and exporting custom keyword sets from the keyword dictionary in the Workspace menu
  • Support for option to export gallery stills using the still label name
  • Support for ResolveFX Beauty in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for ResolveFX Blanking Fill for portrait videos
  • Support for VCA groups
  • Support for FairlightFX Multiband Compressor
  • Support for FairlightFX Stereo Fixer
  • Support for decoding Panasonic 8K SHV clips in DaVinci Resolve Studio


  • Improved Edit timeline performance and responsiveness
  • Support for improved visual animations when editing the timeline on the Edit page
  • Support for displaying duplicate frame ranges for clips on the timeline on the Edit page
  • Support for viewing inspector properties for the highest visible clip under the playhead in the Edit timeline when there is no active selection
  • Support for viewer overlay controls for the highest visible clip under the playhead in the Edit timeline when there is no active selection
  • Support for marking a clip within a compound clip or a timeline in the source viewer
  • Support for cleaning up and flattening video tracks on the Edit timeline
  • Support for resizing audio transitions to sub-frame boundaries
  • Support for setting ease-in and ease-out on keyframes from the keyframe context menu in the Edit and Fairlight page inspectors
  • Support for setting ease-in and ease-out on keyframes from the keyframe context menu in the Edit timeline
  • Support for temporarily toggling snapping while scrubbing the playhead by invoking the snapping shortcut in the Edit timeline
  • Support for defining characters per second thresholds to highlight non-conforming subtitle captions in the inspector
  • Support for automatically enabling dynamic zoom when on-screen controls are modified on the Edit page
  • Support for timeline indicators for clips with updated grades or compositions in collaborative projects
  • Support for toggling the visibility of retime controls and retime curves by invoking the context menu or the shortcut in the Edit timeline
  • Support for fast timecode entry in clip attributes, marker dialog, new timeline, render settings and other timecode widgets
  • Support for quickly accessing recent undo/redo actions from the Edit menu
  • Improved results when performing transitions on clips being composited with other layers
  • Improved behavior when using the Push video transition on a title clip


  • Improved scripting API support with ability to import and export Fusion compositions
  • Support for GPU acceleration for the Trails tool in the Fusion page


  • Support for ResolveFX Beauty in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for ResolveFX Blanking Fill for portrait videos
  • Support for ResolveFX ACES Transform
  • Support for ResolveFX Gamut Limiter
  • Support for bypassing a mixer node input by disabling the node connected to that input
  • Support for option to export gallery stills using the still label name
  • Support for Camera RAW controls for Canon and Panasonic clips from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced and Mini panels
  • Support for clipping output gamut to a different display gamut
  • Support for an ST.2084 3000 nits gamma option in Resolve Color Management
  • Support for improved color matching using color charts
  • Support for OpenFX extension for a plugin to describe itself as not spatially aware
    • Check Developer Documentation in the Help menu for more details
  • Support for including non-spatially aware OpenFX plugins when generating LUTs on the Color page
  • Support for including the ResolveFX Color Transform plugin when generating LUTs on the Color page
  • Support for importing Dolby Vision metadata for clips in the Color page Dolby Vision option menu
  • Support for previewing tone mapping using embedded, imported or custom metadata for Dolby Vision IMF clips
  • Support for for up to 64 controls when creating DCTLs
  • Updated OpenFX developer documentation with OpenFX 1.4 samples
  • Updated OpenFX developer documentation with temporal frame access samples
  • Updated OpenFX developer documentation with transition sample
  • Improved support for handling aspect ratios for various ResolveFX plugins
  • Improved support for handling UI overlays for projects with output scaling applied
  • Improved behavior when closing Power Curve Windows drawn on the Color page


  • Support for VCA groups
  • Support for FairlightFX Multiband Compressor
  • Support for FairlightFX Stereo Fixer
  • Support for customizable test tones and noise generation from the Fairlight menu
  • Support for selecting and modifying audio transitions
  • Support for navigating the Fairlight timeline using timecode entry
  • Support for setting audio monitoring output delay in system preferences
  • Support for indicating clips with changed inspector properties on the Fairlight timeline
  • Support for applying a FairlightFX plugin to multiple selected audio clips
  • Support for additional Fairlight Audio Accelerator IO settings on Windows
  • Support for Fairlight Audio Interface RS-422 9-Pin serial control on Windows
  • Support for Talkback using the Fairlight Audio Accelerator on Windows
  • Support for Fairlight MADI expander for the Fairlight Audio Accelerator on Windows
  • Support for additional Fairlight edit operations including cut or copy the head or tail of the current clip from the Edit menu
  • Improved playback performance when performing audio automation
  • Improved handling of custom multi-channel format mappings for Audio FX

Media and Deliver

  • Support for decoding Panasonic 8K SHV clips in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for hardware accelerated encoding of H.264 and H.265 using specific NVIDIA GPUs on DaVinci Resolve Studio; Windows and Linux only
  • Support for hardware accelerated encoding of H.264 and H.265 using Intel Quick Sync on supported hardware on DaVinci Resolve Studio; Windows only
  • Support for decoding Canon RMF clips using the Canon SDK
  • Support for encoding Dolby Vision version 4 metadata in IMF renders
  • Support for creating a subclip from a Media Pool clip marker
  • Support for clip usage indicators in the Media Pool clip thumbnail for the active timeline
  • Support for a clip usage listing in the Media Pool clip context menu for the active timeline
  • Support for showing usage indicators for clips inside a compound clip on the active timeline
  • Support for adding flags to clips when focused on the source viewer
  • Support for duplicating media pool clips and current timelines from the Edit menu
  • Support for a toggle control for switching between single and dual pane mode in Media Pool on the Edit page
  • Support for storing the alpha channel in optimized media for clips with an embedded alpha channel
  • Support for an option to render alpha channel either as straight or premultiplied when rendering individual clips
  • Support for Sony XAVC Long GOP encoding on DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for Episode and Chapter in content metadata options for IMF exports


  • Improved sub-pixel stabilization
  • Support for storing Cintel settings with each DaVinci Resolve project
  • Support for single frame captures
  • Addressed an issue with debayering artefacts that would sometimes affect pixel highlights
  • Addressed an issue with incorrect audio sync offsets when using Capture Now


  • Support for a visual keyboard shortcut mapping utility to find, add and modify shortcuts
  • Support for per-module customizable shortcuts, including module specific actions and context menus
  • Support for showing the currently focused module in the user interface
  • Support for adding, editing and exporting custom keyword sets from the keyword dictionary in the Workspace menu
  • Support for live save and backups for unsaved projects
  • Support for remembering the last used locations in the file browser for various import and export operations
  • Support for collaborating on projects in a PostgreSQL database with machines across multiple subnets
  • Support for toggling Mute and Dim in all pages from the Fairlight application menu
  • Support for configuring the gallery path during project import by Alt/Option-clicking Import Project
  • Improved organization of System Preferences with a new section for decode options
  • Support for easyDCP on Linux

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1.2

  • Addressed an issue where starting DaVinci Resolve would cause a crash on some CUDA enabled Windows laptops with integrated graphics
  • Addressed an issue where the viewer would flash between video and data levels during playback on some systems running on CUDA
  • Addressed an issue where the Delete Through Edit context menu option would incorrectly be shown for all edit points on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where reconforming clips with remote grades would sometimes cause a crash in collaborative projects
  • Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip into audio track layers would sometimes cause a crash in the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip with no mapped channels into the timeline would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where track mute controls would sometimes show an incorrect automation state on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where copying clips in the Fairlight page would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where incorrect audio formats would be shown for muted audio tracks in the Deliver page
  • Addressed an issue where Fusion comps with the paint tool applied would sometimes result in the first frame being black
  • Addressed an issue where RGBA images would not be processed premultiplied when using some OpenFX plugins
  • Addressed an issue where applying stabilization on video clips with odd resolutions would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where source render cache would not be preserved when applying grades from stills or other clips
  • Addressed an issue where adding a ResolveFX node to a clip during playback in the Color page would display a critical exception
  • Addressed an issue with the DCDM (P3D65 Limited) IDT in ACES 1.1 projects
  • Addressed an issue where trimming some MP4 clips using media management would not succeed
  • Addressed an issue when rendering to QuickTime ProRes 4444 where the output would sometimes have chroma overflow artefacts
  • Addressed an issue where the ISO selection would sometimes incorrectly be hidden when using RAW clips
  • Addressed an issue where playing back some smartphone clips captured in portrait mode would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where rendering Sony clips with Japanese file names using source filename would not work correctly on Windows
  • Addressed an issue where the Photon validation options for IMF packages would not be displayed when Java Development Kit version 11 was installed
  • Addressed an issue with stability in remote grading sessions when the client machine had live save enabled
  • Addressed an issue with running DaVinci Resolve on case-sensitive volumes on Mac
  • General performance and stability improvements

Pre-installation Notes

  • Support for decoding and encoding of easyDCP formats is not currently available on Linux

Performing Audio Ducking using Sidechain

DaVinci Resolve now supports automatic audio ducking using sidechain in the Fairlight page Dynamics effect.

Enable "Send" in the track dynamics compression section on one of multiple tracks where you would like to emphasize or prioritize the audio. Then enable Compression and "Listen" on all the tracks you would like to compress or duck. The threshold and ratio can be adjusted in the compression settings to modify the amount of compression in the signal.

External Audio Processes

DaVinci Resolve now has support for a round-trip mechanism which allows any clip on the timeline to be sent to an external application for audio processing. The updated file created by the external audio process is automatically added to the timeline as a new layer.

External Audio Processes can be added and managed in the Audio Plugins section of System Preferences. The round-trip process can be triggered from the clip context menu on the timeline.

Generating Supplemental IMF Packages

DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports generation of supplemental packages for IMFs when using Resolve's Kakadu-based J2K decoder and encoder. Please note that you will need to disable the easyDCP decoder option in the Configuration tab of System Preferences to enable this feature.

With an IMF composition in the Media Pool, you can select "Create New Timeline Using Composition Playlist" in the clips context menu to create a new timeline. If the IMF package has any associated Dolby Vision metadata, it can be applied using an option in the creation dialog.

Any portions of the IMF timeline can now be replaced with source clips from the Media Pool. The timeline clip's context menu has an option for not including the replacement clip for supplemental packages. There is an additional context menu option for selecting either the original or updated Dolby Vision analysis and trim metadata.

In the Deliver page, the "Supplemental Package" option can be enabled in order to generate the supplemental IMF using the new clips and the Dolby Vision metadata.

Performing Photon validation on IMF packages

DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports validation of IMF packages using Photon. In order to activate this feature, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) will need to be installed on the machine.

Photon validation can be performed by right clicking on IMF packages in the Media Pool and selecting "Perform Photon Validation". Additionally, there is a checkbox in the Deliver page advanced video settings to perform Photon validation after the IMF package is rendered.

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