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 18 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 download DaVinci Resolve 18 Studio from the Blackmagic Design support website.
Current model Mac with Apple silicon (or a discrete GPU in the Mac Pro with at least 4GB of graphics memory recommended). 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.
DaVinci Resolve 18.6 adds support for the new Blackmagic Camera cloud workflow. This will allow you to not only share your project libraries on Blackmagic Cloud but also the media you use in the project as it will automatically sync with the new cloud storage in Blackmagic Cloud.
When shooting with Blackmagic Camera, the video captured can be instantly uploaded as a proxy file, followed by the camera originals, and saved to Blackmagic Cloud Storage. These will then automatically sync to all members of the project anywhere in the world. With any media placed in the media pool or the project folder by any collaborators, a proxy is automatically generated and synced to other project members via Blackmagic Cloud. Everyone can use the proxy media immediately and the colorist or finisher can download the original high res camera originals and render. It’s a fast, seamless and automatic way to collaborate that allows everyone in your post production team to see the media as it is synced.
For the cut and edit pages, this update includes support for the using an outer text stroke giving you more creative control over how your titles and subtitles appear, along with support to change the font case on your subtitles. This gives you the ability to select all caps, all lower case, small caps and title caps from the dropdown menu to refine your subtitles.
For Fusion, the new extrude tool can take flat shapes and transform them into dynamic, three-dimensional objects by stretching the flat shape’s edges. You can then apply additional beveling to create polished edges to your newly created 3D object. There is also support for rendering USD scenes with materials and volumes. This means you can now use nodes to import MaterialX files that contain encoded material information such as textures, color, shades or lighting reflections and map them to 3D shapes in your project.
When color grading in DaVinci Resolve Studio, there is now support for the latest version of Dolby vision, which analyses the HDR image and applies the optimum adjustments to the grade for creating an SDR version of your project resulting in more accurate results so less manual trimming is needed. Also for Studio users, DaVinci Resolve now supports the new UWA Audio Vivid spacial sound audio coding standard. This partners with HDR Vivid to enable an end to end system for creating work in regions that require this format.
For those using Resolve Live, there is now support to include audio with the graded image and pass it through to a monitor in live production or on set situations. Other new features for audio include being able to select two separate mono files in your media pool that have been identified as multichannel audio and when you drag them into your timeline to import as a single stereo track. This will also work with correctly labeled separate 5.1 tracks and will significantly speed up your post production audio workflow.
This update also adds a checkbox to the render page to enable the same powerful Fairlight loudness normalisation technology to be applied when outputting your project, allowing you to select standard reference levels when rendering the entire project rather than needing to apply them to each individual clip.
With this update, you can now select Remove Unused Clips in the media pool to analyse all the timelines in your project to accurately identify all clips, including compound clips and Fusion compositions, that haven’t been used. The tool will then automatically delete them, allowing you to more quickly and accurately archive your project.