The free version of DaVinci Resolve is packed with more features than most paid software applications! You can use it to edit and finish up to 60 fps in resolutions as high as Ultra HD 3840 x 2160. You get extensive color grading tools including luma, HSL and 3D keyers, color warper and HDR tools, video collage, elastic wave audio retiming and more. Plus it now also enables collaboration so multiple people can work on the same project, all at the same time! Once you’ve learned how to use DaVinci Resolve and gain more experience, you can move up to DaVinci Resolve Studio. With over 50 advanced features, Studio includes DaVinci Neural Engine, additional Resolve FX, stereoscopic 3D and more!
DaVinci Resolve Studio supports up to 120 fps at a massive 32K resolution, as well as support for multiple GPUs for real time playback of professional 10‑bit formats, and accelerated H.264 and H.265 hardware decoding and encoding. There’s a full suite of immersive audio tools including Dolby Vision and HDR10+ grading and rendering, the DaVinci Neural Engine and 30 extra Resolve FX. You get temporal and spatial noise reduction, motion effects, lens distortion correction, de-interlacing, workflow and media asset management integration, remote scripting API, remote and networked color grading, plus rendering and encoder plug‑in support. Plus there’s full screen playback on a second monitor!
DaVinci Resolve Studio lets you turbo charge the performance of your system with support for multiple GPUs! Whether you’re using Metal on a Mac, or OpenCL and CUDA on Windows and Linux, you’ll get incredible performance gains with additional GPUs.
After Noise Reduction
DaVinci Resolve Studio includes some of the most sophisticated noise reduction tools in the world. Temporal and spatial noise reduction tools can be used independently or together to help clean up and remove unwanted noise in virtually any image.
DaVinci Resolve Studio includes a lens correction feature that allows you to analyze a clip and correct for spherical lens distortion or other aberrations. It uses advanced image analysis and processing algorithms for incredibly high quality results!
The HDR scopes in DaVinci Resolve Studio are capable of measuring and providing detailed information about ST.2084 and HLG images. This allows you to replace the 10‑bit scale of the scopes with a scale based on nit values, or cd/m2, instead.
DaVinci Resolve Studio features a complete set of tools for editing and grading stereoscopic 3D projects. You have total control over stereo specific clip properties such as convergence, floating windows, eye alignment, mastering and output.
Remote grading lets colorists work interactively with clients across the globe. It allows two matching DaVinci Resolve systems to be synchronized via an internet connection so that changes made on one system are immediately visible on the other.
Unlike LUTs, which rely on simple lookup tables, DaVinci color transformation scripts are GPU accelerated bits of code that directly transform images using combinations of math functions. That makes them extremely fast and non destructive.
DaVinci Resolve Studio features support for both Python and LUA scripting, along with developer APIs that allow you to add workflow integrations and custom encoding options. This lets studios of all sizes create deeply integrated custom workflows.
DaVinci Resolve Studio includes over 30 additional GPU and CPU accelerated Resolve FX! These include effects for adding lens flares and reflections, analog damage, sharpening and more. There are face and beauty tools for re-touching, along with image restoration tools for dirt removal, dust busting and de-flickering. The film grain tool features customizable presets for adding photorealistic grain to match virtually any film stock! Patch replacer lets you clone and paint out spots, and the object removal plug‑in can be used to remove entire objects from a scene! Feature film quality effect plug‑ins can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars, making DaVinci Resolve Studio incredibly affordable!
The DaVinci Neural Engine uses state of the art deep neural networks and machine learning, to power many of the features found exclusively in DaVinci Resolve Studio. This includes facial recognition for automatically organizing media into bins based on the people in a shot, super scale high quality image uprezzing so you can create 4K and 8K images from HD sources, and speed warp retiming for crystal clear, smooth speed changes. You also get incredibly high quality de-interlacing, magic mask for object isolation and tracking, smart reframe, object removal, scene cut detection and much more! The DaVinci Neural Engine provides simple tools to solve complex, repetitive and time consuming problems!
Object Isolation and Tracking
Immersive audio formats use multiple channels of audio to position sound around an audience, adding a specially creative dimension to sound design. DaVinci Resolve Studio supports high resolution 3D audio for working with spatial formats all the way up to 22.2, and features import and export of the latest IAB and ADM files. Object based formats, which define a virtual soundstage on which you can actually position tracks in 3D space are also supported. You get native Dolby Atmos and MPEG‑H import and rendering as well as Auro‑3D and SMPTE ST.2098 support. There is B‑chain audio monitoring, a 3D panner and 3D Spaceview™ to visualize each sound object’s location in space.
Fully integrated support for ground up creation of immersive 3D audio production, with 3D channels and buses from 5.1.2 to 9.1.6, remote RMU and DAMS and local Dolby Atmos Production Suite with AudioBridge.
Dolby Atmos master production import from immersive .damf, .wav, .mxf files with support to decompose into original elements such as sources, buses and VCA groups. Export to Atmos Master ADMBWF, or IMF _AIB.
Support for adding audio to video via IMF containers with multiple simultaneous audio deliverables as IAB-MXF or .wav. Deliver selection is from timeline via a bus or track, or an existing file IAB file.
In addition to all of the 8‑bit formats supported by the free version, DaVinci Resolve Studio lets you work with most professional formats. You also get support for advanced AVCHD, AVC-Intra and popular H.264 camera formats that use "all-I" intraframe encoding, and also 10‑bit encoding. For round trip workflows and output or delivery, DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for IMF encoding and decoding, advanced HDR delivery in Dolby Vision and HDR10+ formats, digital cinema packages, or DCP, for theatrical distribution and more!
Dolby Vision support includes a GPU accelerated version of the Dolby Vision CMU, content mapping unit, and free Dolby Vision grading controls. Access to advanced trim controls require a separate Dolby license.
Create SMPTE ST.2067 compliant Interoperable Master Format (IMF) files for tapeless delivery to networks and distributors using Kakadu or Easy DCP. There are presets for generic, 20th Century Fox and Netflix.
Native support for unencrypted DCP files lets you output and import unencoded DCP files for testing and validating playback of digital cinema packages. Support for encrypted DCP requires a separate Easy DCP license.
Add additional and optimized rendering formats with 3rd party file format packs including XDCAM, XAVC, P2 AVC Ultra, P2 AVC Intra, HEVC/H.265 Main and Main 10 profiles, and even AS-11 compliant packaging.