DaVinci Resolve Studio
Developer: Blackmagic Design Inc
Current Version: 12.5.5
Last Updated: 28 days ago
Download Size: 250.7 MB - Download
Professional non-linear editing and color correction!
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio combines professional video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector and incredible new effects so now you can edit, color correct, add effects and deliver projects from start to finish, all in one single software tool! This massive new update features 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features that make editing faster and color better than ever before!
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio is the same version of the software used by professional Hollywood editors and colorists on virtually all major feature films, episodic television programs and commercials! You get ultra wide dynamic range 32-bit float YRGB image processing and GPU acceleration for producing beautiful images that no other system can match.
With a huge number of new editing features, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 now has virtually every editing and trimming tool imaginable! You get context sensitive trimming, an intuitive edit overlay for quickly assembling edits and more. In addition to its professional editing features, you also get unique tools that you won't find in any other software such as the new ripple overwrite and a revolutionary new audio waveform overlay that makes finding and editing to audio cues incredibly fast!
DaVinci Resolve features an incredibly rich set of primary and secondary color correction tools, along with new HDR tools and ResolveFX. Unlike other editors, which force you to do color correction on an editing timeline, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio has a dedicated interface designed for high end color work that goes far beyond any other editing system. Best of all you can switch back and forth between editing and color correction at any time with a single click!
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 introduces ResolveFX, an amazing collection of high performance GPU accelerated plug-ins such as blurs, light rays, mosaics and more! You also get more transitions, on-screen title editing, improved keyframe animation and curve editing in the timeline, new speed ramp effects and Fusion Connect, which lets you link and send shots to Fusion for visual effects!
Additional Features in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio has the same features as the free version, but also gives you additional creative tools such as temporal and spatial noise reduction, optical quality motion and blur effects, lens distortion correction, de-interlacing, lens flares, lens blur and film grain. You also get the latest HDR (high dynamic range) grading and stereoscopic 3D tools, remote rendering, higher resolution output and an amazing set of collaborative workflow tools that let multiple people work on the same project at the same time!
Current model MacPro, iMac or MacBook Pro with a minimum of 2GB of graphics memory. A fast hard disk for video, 16GB of system memory, Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher, at least a 1440 x 900 resolution display and OpenCL. For a list of compatible formats, codecs and interoperability information, visit the Blackmagic Design website.
The full retail version of DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio, which is available from Blackmagic Design resellers, adds compatibility with CUDA, works with even more OpenFX plug-ins as well as VST plug-ins and can be used with even more control panel options!
UNIQUE EDITING FEATURES
Bins, Smart Bins & Power Bins
Automatic audio/video sync via timecode or waveform
Dozens of professional editing & trimming tools
Context sensitive timeline trimming
Asymmetric & dynamic JKL trimming
Quick edit overlay with 7 edit options
Multi Camera editing
Audio waveform overlays in source viewer
Speed changes & time remapping
Timeline based keyframe & curve editor
On-screen audio mixer & audio plug-ins
Rich Text titling with professional typography controls
Metadata support, keyword tags, import/export via CSV
Customizable keyboard shortcuts
•Added support for the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
•Added support for the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel
•Added support for URSA Mini Pro 4.6K media
•Added support for Cintel Reader
•Added support for adaptive scanning speed for Cintel when disk I/O is slow
•Improved playback and seek performance of MXF OP1a and OP1b files
•Added support for channel level fine tuning with ARRI SDK debayer
•Added support for track names in ProTools AAF export
•Addressed an issue with Compound Nodes on Stereoscopic 3D projects
•Addressed an issue with adding a flag to multiple clips in the Color Page
•Dragging a node from a Still to the node graph now follows the gallery keyframe setting
•General performance and stability improvements
Most Helpful Reviews
Advanced Tools at a great price! - This app is not for the faint of heart. If you are new to video editing/color correction it will be a steep learning curve. I suggest learning iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro, and then this. Blackmagic has done something amazing here. You can download a free version that has nearly every feature available, learn it, and then upgrade to this paid version when you become a full-time professional. They've done a good job over the last couple years at simplfying the interface and adding lots of editing features. My only complaints are that the settings and preference menus are overly complicated and there are many redunancies found in there. Plus Final Cut Pro X is still better at organizing your clips within the app with keyword ranges and smart collections and its magnetic timeline is a lot slicker and faster than DaVinci Resolve's. But with all of its amazing color grading tools Resolve is a great place to send your Final Cut Pro X projects for finishing.
BUYER BEWARE - NOT a the full featured version. Key features like OpenFX are not available on the App Store version of Resolve. In other words, the ability to use third party plugins is missing. Blackmagic support confirmed, indicating that development of the App Store version was different from development of their version, and the App Store version is missing some features. Their suggestion: buy their $999 version. Based on my experience and needs, most should stick to the free version. If you do need the full-featured version, take the hit and spend the extra $500.
More Reviews for Current Version
The most incredible all-in-one edit and color video production - When you need the world’s best video production evironment you need to think about the best video logging, editing, color, compositing, motion graphics and sound editing. Da Vinci Resolve is the undisputed king of the color world, and now this environment is very good at organizing your media and editing. That’s most of what you are going to need for the foundation of your short reel or full movie before you need to send out to other software for sound editing and serious compositing. But it gets better: You can buy iZotope plugins for sound repair and finising - and do it all in Resolve. And then Resolve has companion software - Fusion 8 - which you can get for free from the Blackmagic site and do some very serious video effects, motion graphics, really incredible titling and whatnot. So unless you’re a big movie studio this is really your all-in-one studio in a box. I also recommed getting a contol surface - the new Micro Panel from Blackmagic - and then you are in color heaven. But let’s say you love using Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro for editing. I sometimes use Final Cut just for pure editing. Easy peasy. You can export an XML and all your edits and speedups and sound levels are accurately tranfered over to Resolve. So you really can use the editing environment you like best. And you can round trip back with finished color - but why do what when you can continue editing/refining and coloring at the same time here. As an experienced post producer and very familiar with the Adobe environment (Premiere, After Effects, Speedgrade) and Final Cut Pro X/Motion I am loving this new streamlined environment. What is best is that it’s the fastest in creating the looks that you like almost immediately. As to the question of whether you need the free version or this $500 studio version the answer is simple. The free version is all you really will need unless you want to clean up low light video noise (which I have to do all the time), or you want to add film grain or lens flares. Some people note that you can get all this from say Neatvideo for video noise repair and then you can add your own flares and grain (and that’s pretty cheap) but if you need to avoid the fuss and want it all built in, and then also do this professionally or sort of professionally, then really you should get the studio version.