DaVinci Resolve 15
Hollywood’s most powerful tools for professional editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects!

DaVinci Resolve 15 combines professional editing, the world’s most advanced color corrector, Fairlight digital audio, and all new Fusion visual effects and motion graphics into a single application! Now you can seamlessly edit, color correct, add effects, mix and deliver without having to switch software. It’s like getting 4 high end applications in one!

This free version of DaVinci Resolve 15 includes all of the same high quality 32-bit float YRGB image processing, editing features, visual effects and professional audio tools as DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio. The free version lets you work at up to 60 frames per second and can output SD, HD and Ultra HD resolution files.

Professional Editing
DaVinci Resolve is perfect for both offline editorial and online finishing. You get every editing and trimming tool imaginable, new 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!

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.

Fusion Visual Effects
The new Fusion page 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 15!

Fairlight Audio Post
The Fairlight page 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!

Differences Between the Free Version and DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio
The free version works in SD, HD and Ultra HD at up to 60fps and supports a maximum output resolution of 3840x2160. The free version can also use a maximum of 2 GPUs on the current MacPro only.

Upgrade to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve 15 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 15 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 15 App Store Limitations
The Mac App store version of DaVinci Resolve 15 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. If you need these features, please download DaVinci Resolve 15 from the Blackmagic Design support website.

The software works natively with virtually all professional formats. For a full list of compatible formats, codecs and interoperability information, please visit the Blackmagic Design 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 10.12.6 Sierra or higher, at least a 1440 x 900 resolution display.

What’s New

Version 15.3.1

•Support for the latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.3
•General performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

CosmicTen ,

Looks like an amazing package but doesn’t work for me.

Really looks like its at the top of it’s game as a video production product and this version being free but sadly it
just doesn’t work for me. Fails to import any media, just doesn’t do anything, no errors and also just crashes without warning
and no error or bug reporting. Real shame. Just to unreliable to even get started. Used it with Mac OSX El Capitan.

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 ***

ElaTheDeveloper ,

Best video editor for the money

To counter every 1 star review complaining about importing, this is a professional bit of software. You want something that just works? Go get iMovie. You want something you can really make good stuff with? Get this, but prepare to read the manual and spend a while learning. However, it walks you through the process and works great! Amazing what BM Design have crammed into a free app. It rivals Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro in features and usability, and trumps them in stability.
10/10. I really reccomend it.


Blackmagic Design Inc
740.1 MB

OS X 10.11.6 or later, 64-bit processor

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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