DaVinci Resolve Studio 18
Hollywood’s most powerful tools for professional editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects!
DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 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.
DaVinci Resolve 18 features a whole new way of remote collaboration using cloud based workflows! You can host project libraries using Blackmagic Cloud and collaborate on the same timeline, in real time with multiple users all over the world.
Cut Page Editing
Designed for projects with tight deadlines that need to be turned around quickly, the cut page is designed for editing speed. The sync bin and source overwrite tools are the fastest way to edit multi cam programs. You can work faster than ever with dual timelines, source tape and smart editing tools. The scalable interface is great for portable editing!
Perfect for both offline editorial and online finishing. You get every editing and trimming tool imaginable, stacked and tabbed timelines, multi cam, 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 HDR primary color grading tools with unlimited secondary corrections, power windows and tracking along with a new AI generated object mask, depth map, fast noise and surface tracker, AI camera gyro stabilization, super scaling, dozens of Resolve FX plugins and more.
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 18!
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 Fairlight FX plugins including a hum remover, de-esser, reverb and more. DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 also includes support for generating and editing Dolby Atmos® home packages!
Upgrade from the free to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 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 Resolve FX. DaVinci Resolve 18 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 18 App Store Limitations
The Mac App store version of DaVinci Resolve Studio 18 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 Studio 18 from the Blackmagic Design support website.
Current model Mac with Apple silicon. A fast SSD or hard disk for video, 8GB of system memory, 16GB when using Fusion, Mac OS X 11.x or higher, at least a 1440 x 900 resolution display.
• Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.6.1.
• Support for Sony Burano X-OCN clips.
• Gyro stabilization with Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K.
• Ability to import and export compound clips in OpenTimelineIO.
• Ability to import and export clip markers in OpenTimelineIO.
• Import module support for Python 3.12.
• Multi-layer EXR mattes now use the layer name as default node label.
• The add new version key shortcut now works with multiple clip selections.
• The new version action now applies correctly on the selected clip.
• Curves and HDR zones graphs now display correctly in compound nodes.
• Addressed an issue with the Fusion fold transition at some resolutions.
• Addressed an issue when rotating clips with Resolve FX Depth Map.
• Addressed an exposure issue for some media managed Sony XAVC clips.
• Addressed artifacts with Dolby Vision trims on some AMD systems.
• Addressed artifacts with ACES transforms on some AMD based Macs.
• Addressed incorrect control ranges in Resolve FX Relight directional mode.
• Addressed issue with dynamic project switching from the Fusion page.
• Addressed a mesh point update issue changing Fusion grid warp size.
• Addressed issue with HDR option visibility in Fusion color space transform.
• Addressed media sync issues after bin import or copy in cloud projects.
• Addressed audio normalization setting not retained with render presets.
• General performance and stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Don't buy this version - get it direct from BMD
I am a filmmaker who depends on my NLE to meet due dates. The app-store version of Resolve Studio was consistently unreliable for me. It regularly hung and crashed, or showed odd behavior that Blackmagic Design couldn't doagnose. After spending multiple calls over several weeks on the phone with BMD tech support, a senior rep there told me that the app store version fo resolve was "more an Apple product than a Blackmagic product" and that he couldn't help me solve the issue because of that. He recommended that I purchase the non-app store version of Resolve instead. I was extremely frustrated by this since I had already invested in the app store version and was not offered any type of refund or discoutn by BMD.
When the Speed Editor came out, I purchased the package deal that included it and Resolve. The tech support rep was right. It is a different product in terms of stability. I love the intuitive itnerface and great color workflow. Now I also have a stable tool that lets me spend my time creating instead of calling tech support.
Bottom line: Resolve is a wonderful tool, just don't get it from the app store. That version doesn't work and Blackmagic Design doesn't really support it. The license key version gets updates sooner, has some better features and is stable.
Renewing my 1-star rating after 2 year of use on multiple workstations
The app store verison is not the full verison. It's also preennially broken compared to the multiple other workstations with the "same" 17.1 version that I have used on mac and pc. Presently, my M1 mac has lost the abiity to use nested timelines due to some obscure drive write permissions issue. This prevents me from carrying out my workflow with remote grades and audio submixes, which worked fine before the upgrade. These features work fine on the same mac when I use the dongle version. I have several other examples of similar defeciveness. We should get a class action lawsuit together. Boooooooo!
I am stuck with thi version
I am stuck kwith this version, I bought it when it came out, the only downside is that you have to wait some days to get the newer versions, hope that will be faster, I dont get why is so slow, but I do have the complete fusion with the dongle and I don like at all to have to carry the dongle, my M1 Max mac has 4 ports, just thinking of having to use the dongle on my mac every time I open Davinci Resolve Studio, that is teh factor I dont want to update to the other version, I do like this version pretty much, for the last years I have been updating with this version and is perfectly fine, just have to wait some days to get those updates.
- I just wish they upadate the 360 VR stuff on the program, other than that I love it
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- Blackmagic Design Inc
- 4 GB
- Photo & Video
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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