DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio
Hollywood’s most powerful tools for professional editing, color correction, audio post, visual effects and multi user collaboration!

DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio combines professional editing, the world’s most advanced color corrector, Fairlight digital audio and all new Fusion visual effects and motion graphics into a single application! Now you can seamlessly edit, color correct, add effects, mix audio and deliver without having to switch software. It’s like getting 4 high end applications in one!

In addition, the DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio edition also includes automatic face recognition and tracking, dozens of Resolve FX such as film grain, film damage, lens flares and aperture diffraction, temporal and spatial noise reduction, photorealistic motion blur effects, stereoscopic 3D tools, multi GPU support, frame rates up to 120fps, and high resolution output for 4K and beyond!

Professional Editing
DaVinci Resolve is perfect for both offline and online with every editing and trimming tool imaginable, new stacked and tabbed timelines, multicam, 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 a new LUT browser, shared grades, better noise reduction, faster stabilization, 8K super scaling, HDR grading, Revival dust and dirt removal, incredible new ResolveFX and more.

Fusion Visual Effects
The new Fusion page 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 15!

Fairlight Audio Post
The Fairlight page 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 FairlightFX plugins including a hum remover, de-esser, reverb and more!

Multi User Collaboration
DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio lets multiple users work in the same project at the same time! You get bin locking, integrated chat, timeline comparison tools for merging changes and more. Now assistants can prep footage while editors cut, colorists grade, and sound editors finish audio, all at the same time!

Additional features in this version of DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio:
- Supports project frame rates up to 120fps
- Outputs higher than Ultra HD resolution such as 4K and beyond
- Automatic facial recognition and face refinement
- Temporal and Spatial noise reduction
- Photorealistic optical quality motion effects
- Lens Flare, Lens Blur and Film Grain ResolveFX
- Film Damage, Aperture Diffraction and Revival restoration tools
- Lens distortion correction
- De-Interlacing
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) grading
- Stereoscopic 3D tools
- Multi-user collaboration with bin and timeline locking
- Built in multi-user chat
- Timeline comparison tool for merging changes
- Remote rendering
- Support for more than 2 GPUs

DaVinci Resolve 15 App Store Limitations
The Mac App store version of DaVinci Resolve 15 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 purchase DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio from a Blackmagic Design reseller.

The software works natively with virtually all professional formats. For a full list and interoperability information, please visit the Blackmagic Design website.

System Requirements
Current model iMacPro, iMac, MacBook Pro or MacPro with a minimum of 4GB of graphics memory. A fast hard disk for video, 16GB of system memory, Mac OS X 10.12.6 Sierra or higher, at least a 1440 x 900 resolution display.

What's New

Version 15.1.2

•Addressed an issue where the Delete Through Edit context menu option would incorrectly be shown for all edit points on the Edit page
•Addressed an issue where reconforming clips with remote grades would sometimes cause a crash in collaborative projects
•Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip into audio track layers would sometimes cause a crash in the Edit page
•Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip with no mapped channels into the timeline would cause a crash
•Addressed an issue where track mute controls would sometimes show an incorrect automation state on the Edit page
•Addressed an issue where copying clips in the Fairlight page would sometimes cause a crash
•Addressed an issue where incorrect audio formats would be shown for muted audio tracks in the Deliver page
•Addressed an issue where Fusion comps with the paint tool applied would sometimes result in the first frame being black
•Addressed an issue where RGBA images would not be processed premultiplied when using some OpenFX plugins
•Addressed an issue where applying stabilization on video clips with odd resolutions would cause a crash
•Addressed an issue where source render cache would not be preserved when applying grades from stills or other clips
•Addressed an issue where adding a ResolveFX node to a clip during playback in the Color page would display a critical exception
•Addressed an issue with the DCDM (P3D65 Limited) IDT in ACES 1.1 projects
•Addressed an issue where trimming some MP4 clips using media management would not succeed
•Addressed an issue when rendering to QuickTime ProRes 4444 where the output would sometimes have chroma overflow artefacts
•Addressed an issue where the ISO selection would sometimes incorrectly be hidden when using RAW clips
•Addressed an issue where playing back some smartphone clips captured in portrait mode would cause a crash
•Addressed an issue where rendering Sony clips with Japanese file names using source filename would not work correctly on Windows
•Addressed an issue where the Photon validation options for IMF packages would not be displayed when Java Development Kit version 11 was installed
•Addressed an issue with stability in remote grading sessions when the client machine had live save enabled
•Addressed an issue with running DaVinci Resolve on case-sensitive volumes on Mac
• General performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings

This IS the real Studio version.

I don't believe anyone is trying to actually misguide a potential buyer. You'll see reviewers claiming that this App Store version is not the same as the one you can purchase directly from Blackmagic. That information is incorrect. There is a difference between the two and it has to do with the location of the files needed to run Resolve. This App Store version places files and folders needed to run Resolve and third party plug-ins in the Users Library folder while the version purchased directly from Blackmagic places them in the startup disks main Library folder.


do not buy this software

I was running the free version of davinci resolve 15 for some time now and wanted to buy a perpetual license digitally, I found out the only way to do it was to buy it from the apple store. After making this purchase it came with immediate regret. Previous sessions I had made before was telling me certain media files were disconnected which made no sense because I didn’t move any of the source files.

Secondly, this apple store version isn’t the full version. This version is extreme glitchy compared to the free version I had been using and it crashes randomly more often than it should. In about an hour of using it I counted about 4 crashes. I completely regret this purchase and I’m trying tooth and nail to get my refund.



but this elseware

But this elsewhere, anywhere else.
This is not the same studio version as you can get from other retailers.
Also, you will not have access to beta versions. When BlackMagic does updates they put out beta version that are typically very stable and have a history of adding lots of functionality. They run with beta versions for months before the release version become available. Beta version become the standard for many in these periods. If you have this app store version you will be behind the times of other users until the release comes out.
Blackmagic and Apple offer nothing to improve the situation.
I will probably have to buy this twice.


Blackmagic Design Inc
731 MB
OS X 10.11.6 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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