Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve 12 is Out of Beta & Available for Download

The latest version of Blackmagic's powerful editing and color grading app is finally out of Public Beta and ready to download. 

DaVinci Resolve 12 is the biggest update in the history of the software with over 80 new features, the most impressive one being the fact that they've turned it into a full-fledge NLE. We talked to Blackmagic during this year's NAB event to learn what's new in this latest iteration, and if you haven't looked into it yet, here are the most exciting new features:

  • Slick New Interface that's Cleaner, Easier on the Eyes
  • Multicam Editing with a Host of Sync Options
  • Improved Trimming including Advanced Simultaneous Multi-Track Trimming
  • Nesting Timelines for Working on Large Projects with Multiple Complex Timelines
  • On-Screen Controls for Manipulating and Animating Motion paths of Graphics
  • Highly Customizable Transitions Using Curves Editor with Bezier Handles
  • Real Time Audio Mixing by Recording Fader Moves
  • VST and Audio Unit Plugins for Full Control of Audio
  • Export to Avid Pro Tools for Professional Audio Mix
  • Improved Media Management and Bins

Davinci Resolve 12 is free to download, but you're going to have to shell out $999 for DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio, which includes a bunch of powerful features that larger companies might need, like temporal and spatial noise reduction, optical quality motion blur effects, support for multiple GPUs, DCI 4K, 3D stereoscopic tools, multi-user collaboration tools, and remote rendering. However, if you don't need all those bells and whistles -- hey -- you've got a really beefy and really free NLE/color correction program with the standalone Resolve 12.

Blackmagic Fusion 8

That's not the only software announcement Blackmagic came out with today. According to BM's Twitter page, their compositing software, Fusion 8, is now in Beta 2 testing. They didn't offer a whole lot of information on new features, but they've said that they've added "general performance improvements, recommended for all Fusion 8 Beta 1 users."     

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Da Vinci Resolve 12 Studio is wonderful but the free Da Vinci Resolve 12 is power to the people in a way that makes communism look poor by comparison. Kids on the street can shoot on mobile phones and edit in Resolve and give a voice to their dreams.

September 11, 2015 at 2:07PM

Julian Richards
Film Warlord

"Kids on the street can shoot on mobile phones and edit in Resolve and give a voice to their dreams." This quote has to be added to their site or marketing. I will download the software because of the inspiration this gave me : ) Well put -George

September 11, 2015 at 2:11PM

George Mihaly
Director at

Black magic is doing good things, I am impressed. Definitely will try Da Vinci Resolve 12 out. Does anyone know if it can export/publish the master video in ProRes format on a Windows PC? Or is that limited to the iMac version only?

September 11, 2015 at 3:38PM, Edited September 11, 3:40PM

Erwin Hartsuiker
CineVideo-NL videographer

Just downloaded the new Resolve Studio Release for Windows, looks like ProRes is not available as a codec option for QuickTime (Or any other wrapper, that I noticed). Might take a look into Avid's free DNxHR codec for anything higher than HD, or Avid's DNxHD for HD resolutions. Both available from Avid's website, and both provide a good Windows alternative to ProRes!

September 11, 2015 at 10:03PM, Edited September 11, 10:04PM

Mark Yungmann

This may be of interest to you:

On this page,

if you search for "dropbox" you'll find what appears to be a working link.

September 13, 2015 at 6:24AM, Edited September 13, 6:56AM


Im curious if there is some sort of easy method of stabilisation in Da Vinci, much like warp stabiliser in Premiere. I like what Im seeing a lot, but I still depend on a few things quite a lot in Premiere, like easy switching to after effects/audition and warp stabiliser.

September 13, 2015 at 12:29PM

Gerbert Floor
DP / Director / Camera / Editor

There is a stabilization option under the tracking menu on the color page.

With BM's acquisition and development of Fusion, a similar or better integration of Fusion to Davinci is likely in the works.

September 13, 2015 at 6:31PM


I wanted to thank the BM guys for this tool. The DVR11 Lite gave me freedom and the DVR12 gave me wings ;)

September 13, 2015 at 4:32PM