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 Studio 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 purchase a DaVinci Resolve Studio license from a Blackmagic Design reseller and download the latest version of DaVinci Resolve 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 16.2.2

• Hardware accelerated H.265 Main10 renders on supported Macs.
• Blackmagic RAW clip LUT name can now be viewed in clip metadata.
• Ability to assign frame rate in YouTube, Vimeo and renders.
• Support for marking comments in markers as complete.
• Nudge keyboard actions can be used in the sync clip dialog.
• Support for exporting .srt files without formatting.
• Support for RED 7.3.1 SDK.
• Support for Rec.709-A gamma option for QuickTime player compatibility.
• Preference to automatically tag Rec.709 clips as Rec.709-A.
• Addressed level shifts playing some short H.264 clips on Mac systems.
• Addressed loss of audio transition when trimming clips in the timeline.
• Addressed issues with stabilization not being available in the inspector.
• Addressed issues with incorrect channel order for audio waveform display.
• Addressed an issue with previewing in Fusion when in proxies mode.
• Addressed an issue with using reference sizing with timeline wipe.
• Addressed an issue with aspect ratio metadata in some MXF renders.
• Multiple performance and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

dremuzik ,

UPDATE 16 Version

Davinci Resolve Studio - UPDATE 16

The program keeps crashing and won’t export my vidoe file.

sad colorist ,

Does not work with Blackmagic Advanced panels

Buy this directly from Blackmagic or somewhere where you can get the full version. This does not work with the actual Advanced DaVinci Resolve Panels.

This is not explicit in the product details of this app, and Apple will not refund you for this. All we get is: this version "does not support some external control panels." That, to me, means third-party hardware...not the premier panels manufactured by the same company.

Again, buy this from Blackmagic directly.

TwelveAngryMen ,


Apple App store version DOES NOT include an activation key.
Wish this was clear when purchasing.

Bought this for a job and they needed me to download the Beta (what everyone else working with on project).

The program is amazing though. Black Magic has done an amazing job with this.


Blackmagic Design Inc
1 GB

macOS 10.13.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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