Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve

Version17(as of 3/3/2022)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
LicenseFreeware
CategoryVideo
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Main Features

  • Supports many multimedia file formats
  • Edits video with a powerful non-linear editor
  • Adjusts video color with advanced color-correction tools
  • Creates cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
  • Modifies audio with professional post-production tools
  • Delivers a finished product with support for many export formats

Software Overview

Screenshot of Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 17
Screenshot of Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 17

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve is a free video editor with professional features for creating everything from home videos to feature films. The software supports many of the most common multimedia formats and provides tools for editing and coloring video, creating visual effects, adjusting audio, and publishing online or to a local file.

DaVinci Resolve supports various multimedia formats, such as .MP4, .MOV, .R3D, .MXF, .ARI, .DNG, .JPEG, .AIFF, .WAV, .AAC, and .MP3. The software features a non-linear editor with a traditional interface, drag-and-drop editing, and customizable keyboard shortcuts. If you prefer a more streamlined interface for quicker editing, the video editor provides a "cut" interface designed specifically for users that need to finish projects quickly.

You can adjust your video's contrast, temperature, mid-tone detail, and saturation with one of its various color-grading tools. In addition, DaVinci Resolve offers hundreds of 2D and 3D tools for generating special effects and motion graphics if you need to add some extra flair. The application also comes with hundreds of pro tools for adjusting the different types of audio in your video.

When you are ready to publish your masterpiece, DaVinci Resolve provides many powerful tools for delivering the final product. You can export video to various formats, including .MP4, .AVI, .MOV, .MXF, and .DPX. You can also publish video directly from the application to online video services, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitter.

Summary

DaVinci Resolve has many advanced features that will meet most video editors' needs. It supports a large number of multimedia formats and provides an array of powerful editing capabilities. While it is not on the same level as high-end commercial editors like Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve is possibly the best free video editor available.

Primary File Type

drp icon.DRPDaVinci Resolve Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.DRPDaVinci Resolve Project
.ARIARRIRAW Image
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.CINKodak Cineon Bitmap File
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.DNGDigital Negative Image
.DPXDigital Picture Exchange File
.EXROpenEXR Image
.J2CJPEG 2000 Code Stream
.JPGJPEG Image
.M2TSBlu-ray BDAV Video File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.MTSAVCHD Video File
.MXFMaterial Exchange Format
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.R3DREDCODE Video File
.TIFTagged Image File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3DL3D Lookup Table File
.JPEGJPEG Image
.LS3Magic Bullet Looks Package
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
Updated 3/3/2022