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DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve, developed by Blackmagic Design, combines the features of high-end grading with video editing.

DaVinci Resolve combines video editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post-production in 8K in one software. In its first version and after some stand-alone software solutions it was officially introduced in 2003.
With its extensive material management, editing, color correction and mastering functions, this software offers a complete pipeline for media content production. 

It has become a powerful NLE editing system that rivals AVID's Media Composer, Adobe's Premiere Pro and Grass Valley's Edius. The system provides a collaborative environment for editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound engineers, as well as one-click solutions for editing, color, effects and audio.

What's new

DaVinci Resolve 16 features a new cut workspace designed specifically for fast-working editors with tight deadlines. The new DaVinci Neural Engine mimics neural networks and relies on machine learning. It enables functions such as face recognition, speed-warping and more. The Adjustment Clips feature allows you to apply effects and gradings to clips in the Timeline that are below the Adjustment Clips. In addition, projects can be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo from anywhere in the application using "Quick Export". 

And new GPU-accelerated scopes offer more options for technical monitoring. Plus, Fusion has been significantly accelerated and Fairlight has been enhanced with immersive 3D audio. The Resolve cut workspace combines the traditional way of working with innovative yet familiar concepts such as Source Tape mode and an A/B trim tool upside down. 

Source Tape

In the days of videotapes, finding a clip was easy because you could simply fast-forward or rewind the tape to view the media and select movie clips. Today, it's slower to find the right clip in a bin with hundreds of files. With Source Tape mode, the viewer directly displays all the clips in your bin as if they were on a single tape.

Dual Timelines

The cut workspace offers dual timelines. The upper timeline displays the entire program, while the lower timeline displays only the currently edited area. Both Timelines are fully functional and allow clips to be moved and trimmed in the preferred Timeline. With the dual Timelines, a zoomed-in Timeline is always ready.

Dedicated trim tool

Trim points are displayed in the viewer. In the new graphical view, also known as "A/B Trimmer", it is possible to adjust both edges of the cut using numerical frame counters and positioning tools. The dedicated trim tool becomes active whenever you trim a clip. In addition, trimming in the Timeline can be done from three locations - the bottom Timeline, the top Timeline, and with the Trim Editor.

Fast Review

"Fast Review" accelerates the viewing of raw material. The playback speed is "intelligently" adjusted according to the clip length. This can be done with the source tape function or even with the Timeline and allows you to quickly view media. Individual clips play back so slowly that you won't miss any setting. Short clips play back slower than long clips. However, to prevent long clips from playing back too fast, the speed is limited. In addition, you can enjoy video tape-like audio scrubbing with additional automatic pitch correction for better audio understanding at higher playback speeds.

Transform, Color, Audio and Text

In the Cut workspace, all the necessary basic tools are available in a single combined bar below the viewer. The toolbar offers you transformation tools and everything for white balance, retiming, stabilization, dynamic zooming, audio, text and filter effects in one place. You can easily adjust colors, change audio levels, or add titles and effects without ever leaving the cut workspace.

Hard cuts, crossfades, and smooth transitions

The Cut, Dissolve, and Smooth Cut buttons let you select the transition type for a cut marker. The "Cut" button makes a hard cut between two clips and the "Dissolve" button creates a normal soft transition. To smooth out image jumps between similar clips as if by magic, Smooth Cut uses a sophisticated analysis of the optical flow of images.

Transitions and effects

The most popular video transitions, effects and title templates are easy to find. Click the Transition or Effects Library button at the top of the screen, and dozens of transitions, wipes, and effects appear.

Importing Media

The "Media Import" buttons in the upper left corner let you import single files or entire directory structures with subfolders directly into the Bin. So you don't even need to use the media workspace, which sometimes seems too complex for smaller laptop monitors. The cut workspace completely integrated in DaVinci ensures compatibility with literally every video format.

Quick Export

The new Quick Export tool allows you to render and upload your finished program to online services such as YouTube and Vimeo.


It is available in 2 versions. The free version DaVinci Resolve and the paid version DaVinci Resolve Studio.

DaVinci Resolve provides all the necessary tools for editing, including the new cut workspace, visual effects, moving images, color correction and audio post production.

DaVinci Resolve Studio includes everything from the free version plus DaVinci Neural Engine features as well as multi-user collaboration, stereoscopic 3D tools, dozens of ResolveFX and FairlightFX plug-ins, HDR grading as well as effects for film grain, blur, fog and more.

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