DaVinci Resolve 16
Hollywood’s most powerful tools for professional editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects!

DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio 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. Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a large 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.

This free version of DaVinci Resolve 16 includes all of the same high quality 32-bit float YRGB image processing, editing features, visual effects and professional audio tools as DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio. The free version lets you work at up to 60 frames per second and can output SD, HD and Ultra HD resolution files and can also use a maximum of 2 GPUs within the MacPro.

Professional Editing
Perfect for both offline editorial and online finishing. You get every editing and trimming tool imaginable, stacked and tabbed timelines, multicam, closed caption and subtitling tools, on screen annotations, faster project loading, 2D and 3D title templates, and dozens of other new features!

New Cut Page
Designed specifically for editors working on high end fast turn around work whether you’re delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything you need to get the job done, all in one place. Plus, the regular edit page is still available so you can switch between edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job.

Fusion Visual Effects
Fusion gives you a true 3D workspace with over 250 tools for creating feature film quality visual effects and stunning motion graphics! Now you can create sophisticated composites, use vector paint, animate titles, add 3D particles, key, rotoscope and more, all inside of DaVinci Resolve 16!

Advanced Color Correction
Hollywood’s favorite color corrector keeps getting better! You get advanced primary color grading tools with unlimited secondary corrections, power windows and tracking along with a new LUT browser, shared grades, better noise reduction, faster stabilization, super scaling, dozens of ResolveFX plugins and more.

Fairlight Audio Post
Fairlight is a full blown digital audio workstation with high performance multi track sample level editing and mixing! You get ADR tools, support for sound libraries, audio and video scrollers for quickly syncing sound, a scrolling timeline, normalization and FairlightFX plugins including a hum remover, de-esser, reverb and more!

Upgrade to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio and you also get automatic facial recognition for face refinement tools, Temporal and Spatial noise reduction, photorealistic optical quality motion effects, Lens Flare, Lens Blur, Aperture Diffraction, Revival restoration tools, Film Damage or Film Grain ResolveFX. DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio also includes Lens distortion correction, high quality de-interlacing, HDR (High Dynamic Range) grading with Dolby Vision support, stereoscopic 3D tools, remote rendering, multiuser collaboration with chat and more.

DaVinci Resolve 16 App Store Limitations
The Mac App store version of DaVinci Resolve 16 works with Metal and OpenCL only, does not support some external control panels, and may not be compatible with all 3rd party OpenFX or VST plugins. Collaboration features are only available with the Studio version with an externally connected database. If you need these features, please download DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio from the Blackmagic Design support website.

System Requirements
Current model iMacPro, iMac, MacBook Pro or MacPro with a minimum of 4GB of graphics memory. A fast hard disk for video, 16GB of system memory, Mac OS X 10.14.6 or higher, at least a 1440 x 900 resolution display.

What’s New

Version 16.0

DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio 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!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Dmtim101 ,

Can some help me with this software

I am new to this software and I downloaded it off the Apple online store! but it seems to not to want to load up. has anyone else had this problems. i do have a iMAC mid 2010 version. so dont know if it is OK with this or if there is an early version of the software i can use. also do i need any specialist equipment for it. if someone can please help to resolve and answer my questions, i would be really grateful !!!

thebayernfan1410 ,

bang on

Its a great software to use as alternative for the 200 quid one. It has nearly got all the same features and is great for beginners. I highly recommend this

Sussexmat ,


What a brilliant bit of software. I normally use my combination of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion, the latter two for customisation of FCP. But DaVinci Resolve has definitely earned it's space on my HDD for Projects that it lends itself to.

Slick, smooth, ultra fast and solid. In less than 30 minutes, I'd set up Project Templates and Export (Deliver) Settings, Workspace Layouts and backed them up, according to my normal use.

Easy to drive, with many keyboard shortcuts being the same as FCP out of the box.

I'm very tempted to get the Studio Version and will probably do that sooner, rather than later.

It Imports virtually any file I throw at it. So, to those that reported they could not Import anything; due to Sandbox Restrictions etc., you do have to open Preferences and Add your Working Drive or Folder. Takes 5 seconds and only needs to be done once. The downside to the App Store version, is that not all OpenFX Plugins can be easily installed.

Tip! with this free version, if you hit an Effect that is not available unless you get the Studio Version and the App appears to not let you go any further and watermarks the window, it hasn't stopped, just Undo and it returns to where you were and allows you to carry on.

**** Well, that didn’t last long. Within a few days, realised this was a Must Have and bought the Studio version ***


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macOS 10.13.6 or later, 64-bit processor

Age Rating
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