2022 | The Most Authoritative Review for Davinci Resolve 18

DaVinci Resolve 18 is the latest successor to the DaVinci Resolve series, which is a professional video editing tool. DaVinci Resolve 18, released on  April 18, 2022, is a cloud-based workflow collaborating with Blackmagic Cloud for working remotely.

It is simply like using a studio as Hollywood professionals do! It is fast and good for beginners or professionals. All new DaVinci Resolve 18 has amazing editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production in a single tool. So, here’s a genuine in-depth review of the tool after sufficient trying and testing.

Let’s have a look!

Brief Summary of Davinci Resolve 18

DaVinci combines great features with a cloud storage solution to create amazing videos. Over the years, Davinci has been regularly updated and improved. The Davinci Resolve 18 now includes powerful features and countless video editing options.

Features of Davinci Resolve 18

  • Blackmagic Cloud

DaVinci Resolve 18 supports Blackmagic Cloud, with which the customers can host project libraries on the DaVinci Resolve Project Server in the cloud. Also, it allows you to share the projects with other editors, colorists, artists, and friends. It allows users around the globe to share projects and work on the same project at the same time. This is an amazing feature that Resolve 18 offers.

  • Blackmagic Proxy Generator App

In DaVinci, there is a new Blackmagic Proxy Generator App that automatically creates and manages proxies you’re your camera. Also, it will automatically convert the new media into H.264, H.265, or Apple ProRes proxies to ease the video editing. The best part is that you can extract the proxies into a separate folder for offline editing too.

  • New Depth Map

The new depth map effect lets customers instantly generate a 3D depth matte of a scene to quickly grade the foreground separately from the background and vice versa. Customers can bring attention to the action in the foreground, help interview subjects stand out, or add atmosphere to the background of a scene.

  • Powerful Surface Tracking Tool

You can apply graphics to the surfaces that change the perspective in a unique way. With the surface tracker, you can easily change the perspectives in t-shirts, flags, or even the side of a face. There is a customizable mesh that follows the motion of a textured surface. With the powerful surface tracking tool, you can easily apply graphics, composite tattoos, or even cover up the logos.

  • Ultra-Beauty

Davinci Resolve 18 has ultra-beauty that gives you advanced control over a subject when performing a beauty work in video or image. The ultra-beauty tool can help in smoothing the skin and recovering the detail to produce natural results for the subject in the video.

  • Subtitles and Texts

In Davinci Resolve 18, the subtitles support TTML and XML timed texts and embedded MXF/IMF subtitles. You can easily view and import subtitles from the media storage. Also, you can easily create regions to support the various captions per track. There are more than 40 subtitle options that you can choose from. Also, you can change the width, length, and dimensions of the texts.

  • Amazing Reverse Transitions

Transitions in the effects library’s shape, iris, and wipe categories now have a checkbox, allowing customers to easily reverse the direction of the transition. This gives customers additional flexibility when using these types of transitions, as well as adding to their creative possibilities. You can set the various parameters of the transitions to make the video look more attractive and impressive.

  • Multicam Viewer Feature

A new 5×5 option in the Multicam viewer allows you to view up to 25 different angles in a single clip at the same time. Ideal for large projects, this makes viewing and cutting much easier for editors.

  • Improved Playback Performance

The text, text+, and shape templates have improved the speed and playback performance in DaVinci Resolve 18. There is new memory management and data handling that increase the speed by 200 percent. You can easily decompose the nested timeline with track data, including FX and automation.

In addition to these, there are Atmospheric Simulation, Edge Detection, 8K Real-Time Color Correction, Face Refinement, Dead Pixel Fixer, Object Removal, Patch Replacer, and much more. All in all, DaVinci Resolve 18 is the perfect video editing software for beginners and professionals.

DaVinci Resolve 18 Pros and Cons

The all-new collaborative and advanced video editing platform DaVinci Resolve 18  has its pros and cons. After using and testing all the features, we are down to some genuine outcomes. Take a look!


  • The collaborative platform is great for multiple editors to work on one project.
  • Switching between proxies and original camera files is super quick.
  • Fusion templates are up to 200% faster.
  • Text, text+, and shape templates tools are quicker and have updated playback performance.
  • Extensive audio formats like Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, MPEG-H, NHK 22.2, and SMPTE.


  • It requires Latest Software and Hardware for Smooth Workflow
  • For cloud sharing, every person on the project must have the same media files locally, to begin with.
  • There are still no rules and guidelines on the edit and fusion page.
  • No ray Tracing the fusion page.

Part 1. Why You Should Trust Us

As soon as the new DaVinci Resolve 18 launched, I studied all its features and performed detailed tests of all the features. The reviews are entirely genuine and rounded up after studying all the aspects of video editing.  It took time for us to research and get familiar with newly added features and run the tool to test every feature possible. Being professional in video editing, you can trust me for honest reviews on DaVinci Resolve 18.

So, keep reading to explore this in-depth review of all new DaVinci Resolve 18.

Part 2. The rate for Davinci Resolve is 18

I have used the DaVinci Resolve 18 beta for editing my video. According to may experience, I must say it is an amazing software that you can use to edit any clip in no time.

Overall: 5/5

After trying many video editing tools, I landed on DaVinci Resolve, and I am completely satisfied with its use. Professionals have designed the DaVinci Resolve for effective all-day use. Its interface is easy to understand and has various power tools.

Effectiveness: 4.5/5

DaVinci Resolve offers a thorough and complete solution for video editing. It is equipped with various amazing features to make the editing easy, simple, and effective for users. In my experience, every feature is powerful, easy to use, and helps to create a unique video. The video it creates is of high-quality and bug-free. The reason why I gave 4.5 out of 5 is the heaviness of the tool that needs a proper system with specific requirements.

Price: 5/5

I like that DaVinci Resolve 18 has a lot of free features that are more than enough to edit a video for beginners. DaVinci Resolve 18 beta is now available to download for free. Or, you can pay $295 for the Studio version. Not only is it extremely affordable when compared to other video editing tools, but it is a one-time payment for a program.

Ease of Use: 4.5/5

The thing that I really like about good software is its friendliness towards the user (even if you don’t edit so much). DaVinci Resolve provides an easy-to-use interface to edit content, from simple productions to large scale. But, for first-time users, you may need little assistance to use its advanced features, Also, you can use the software for free and still make use of most of its capabilities. This tool is very easy to use on basic features, but if you want to learn more, you can do that with the software help center.

Support: 5/5

There are numerous video tutorials available on the DaVinci Resolve support portal. You can learn how to use the tool from those videos. Also, you can get phone help support by paying a few bucks on a monthly basis. The customer support of DaVinci Resolve is really good, and they are ready to answer all your queries. I called them, and they responded on time and solved my issue. Also, they offer free customer support via email for all kinds of technical assistance.

Part 3. Specifications for Davinci Resolve 18

Video editing software like DaVinci Resolve needs a proper system to run smoothly. I find it a little heavy, and it needs good graphic cards or the latest operating system updates. There are several things you’ll need to help this software on your system. Here are its specifications:


  • OS Version: macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • CPU: HD: 4 cores 4K: 6 cores 6K-8K: 18 cores
  • RAM: Minimum requirement – 8GB; 16GB for Fusion Suggested requirement – HD: 16GB4K: 32GB6K-8K: 64GB
  • GPU: Integrated or discrete with at least 2GB of VRAM and supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2. it is good if you have GPU with HD: 4GB VRAM4K: 8GB VRAM6K-8K: 20GB VRAM
  • Storage: SDD for OS, SDD for Media, SSD for Cache, and HD for Storage


  • OS Version: Windows 10 Creators Update
  • CPU: HD: 4 cores4K: 6 cores6K-8K: 18 cores
  • RAM: 16GB; 32GB for Fusion HD: 16GB4K: 32GB6K-8K: 64GB
  • GPU: Integrated or discrete with at least 2GB of VRAM and supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11 + Latest driver Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later and recommended is HD: 4GB VRAM4K: 8GB VRAM6K-8K: 20GB VRAM
  • Storage: SDD for OS, SDD for Media, SSD for Cache, and HD for Storage


  • OS Version: CentOS 7.3
  • CPU: HD: 4 cores4K: 6 cores6K-8K: 18 cores
  • RAM: 32GB of system memory HD: 16GB4K: 32GB6K-8K: 64GB
  • GPU: Discrete with at least 2GB of VRAM and supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11 + latest driver Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later and recommended is HD: 4GB VRAM4K: 8GB VRAM6K-8K: 20GB VRAM
  • Storage: SDD for OS, SDD for Media, SSD for Cache, and HD for Storage

Part 4. Pricing of DaVinci Resolve 18

DaVinci Resolve 18 is available for Mac, Windows, and LINUX users.

For Windows:

Public Beta is available to download for free right now. The Studio version of Resolve 18 is also available to purchase and download for $295. There is no monthly subscription you only need to pay $295 to use the software.

For Mac:

Public Beta is available to download for free right now. The Studio version of Resolve 18 is also available to purchase and download for $295. There is no monthly subscription you only need to pay $295 to use the software.


Public Beta is available to download for free right now. The Studio version of Resolve 18 is also available to purchase and download for $295. There is no monthly subscription; you only need to pay $295 to use the software.

Comparison between the prices of DaVinci Resolve 18 and Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro: It comes in the Creative Cloud package bundle. Also, it is a subscription-based service, and you need to pay either monthly or yearly. It will cost you around $20.99 per with an annual plan and about $31.49 per month without an annual plan. This is the pricing for premiere pro only, But if you want the complete Creative Cloud bundle, you’ll have to pay around $52.99 every month.

DaVinci Resolve 18: This is a free-to-use video editor software with a lot of useful features. Also, its commercial version can be bought for $295, which is a one-time fee. It is not a subscription-based tool. You only need to pay one time and can use it for years.

Part 5. Features of DaVinci Resolve 18

5.1 Installation and Setup

Are you wondering how to install and set up DaVinci Resolve 18? If yes, follow the step-by-step guide to install the software on your system. I am using MacBook while explaining the installation setup. But for Window users, most of the steps are the same, wherever need special step, I will also do that too:

  • Open BlackMagic Design on your System (Mac/Windows)

  • Click on “Products” from the top menu. And, under products, click on “DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Software.”

  • Now, if you want a free version, click on “Davinci Resolve Free.”

  • Now, click on the “Free Download Now.”

  • Click on the “Windows/Mac OS/Linus” button below the required version. I clicked on MacOS for “DaVinci Resolve 18 Public Beta”.

  • Fill in the desired details like your name, place, and email. After filling in the details, click on “Register & Download.”

  • A zip file will be downloaded to your system.

  • Extract the downloaded zip file by double click on it.

  • Click on “Continue” to the DaVinci Resolve Setup Wizard.” Click on “Install.”

  • Read and then Accept the license agreement. The installation will start. Then you will get the below screen:

5.2 Editing Interface

Whether you use DaVinci Resolve 18 on a Mac, Windows, or Linux, this training guide will teach you how to take a project from its initial setup to its final output. You’ll become familiar with the standard menus and buttons, as well as essential editing, effects, color correction, and audio sweetening workflows

Main Interface

There are seven panels of the main interface of DaVinci Resolve 18. It has different stages of File, Trim, Edit, Fusion, Clip, Mark, Playback, Color, Fairlight, and Deliver.

Start a new project

  • First, when you open the DaVinci Resolve 18, you will land on the new project page. This is a project manager page where you start a new project or can make edits to an already saved project.

  • You can start the new project by double-clicking on the “Untitled Project” or by clicking “New Project” at the bottom right.

Import media to edit

  • When you select a new project, you will land to a media page. DaVinci Resolve’s Media panel has a media browser, media pool, material monitor, and material data at the bottom.
  • Select the media pool by clicking on the second icon from the bottom menu.

  • Now, you can add your video clip or photo to the media pool using media storage. Or, you can directly upload the file from the media browser.

  • The media storage will show all the files and storage sites of your system to choose the file for editing. Also need to change the frame rate of the project after the imported material.

  • There are Libraries, Applications, Audio, and many more option in media storage to choose from.

  • After selecting the media, I can see all the clip details in the right side of the page. It displays everything, including the end frame, bit depth, data level, frames, etc.

Add the media to timeline

  • After importing the material, you can edit the video. For this, drag it into the timeline for piecing and assembling.

  • The timeline is divided into tracks and can be split into audio and video.
  • In editing, there are two modes trim editing mode and dynamic editing mode.

Adding effects and transitions to clip

  • Effects can add interest and story to your video if used properly. Click on the “effects” tab at the top to open it.

  • There are video transitions, audio transitions, titles, generators, effects, and filters in Davinci Resolve 18.
  • Davinci Resolve has around 40 video transitions. There are 6 dissolve transitions, 9 iris transitions, 4 motion transitions, more than 20 fusion transitions, and many more.

Adding titles and texts

Davinci Resolve 18 has more than 40 titles, styles, and options to choose from. Here you also set the font, size, color, line spacing, font case, alignment, and position of your text.

Setting the colors or background

  • There is the color tab at the bottom with which you can set the color of your video.

  • To set the colors, there are HDR color wheels, primaries color wheels, RGB mixer, qualifier, and more.
  • OpenFX is a special effects library for color matching. Here you can polish your video, darken it, remove haze, change the color space, blur it, etc.

  • Click the Color Control at the top to match the colors between different shots.
  • Many functions like grade version, append node graph, resolve live, auto color, etc., have been added to DaVinci Resolve 18 color management to improve the image quality.

Adding music and sound effects

  • With Davinci Resolve 18, you can add audio tracks to your videos. And, if the clip you are using has audio already, it will show at the bottom of the timeline.

  • To add music to your video or sound effects, drag and drop the audio clip onto an audio track below the video.
  • There are audio transitions that you can use. Further, you can edit the length, sharpness, and loudness of the audio.
  • You can also adjust the volume in much more detailed ways on the clip using keyframes.

Exporting your video

  • That’s it! Once you have edited the video, it is time to export or save it on your system. This can be done by clicking on the Deliver at the bottom right of the page.

The Deliver page shows you a preview of what will be exported, including your timeline, but you can’t make any changes here. On the left side are the settings for exporting your video. You can use customs settings or a few presets.

5.3 Main Features

Video Effects

You can drag the video or audio effect you like to add.

  • Tools: It has effects of light, material, texture, 3D, Blur, color, composite, deep pixel, filter, and flow. There are around 70 to 80 effects under tools.
  • OpenFX: In OpenFX, you get resolve FX blur, Resolve FX color, Resolve FX generate, Resolve FX stylize, light, texture, and wrap.
  • Templates: Binoculars, colored border, drone overlay, DSLR, night vision, noise gradient, texture background, and many more. It has more than 60 template effects for video editing.
  • LUTs: There is Astrodesign, Blackmagic design, film looks, HDR log gamma, red, sony, and more LUTs. In total, Davinci Resolve 18 has more than 50 LUTs to use.

You can merge the effects, matte control, and set the brightness/contrast. After adding the effect, you can adjust the specific parameters, zoom in/out videos, rotate videos, and other functions of the clip.

Mark Clips

You can mark the clips “in” and “out” points to refine the portion of the video you want to use in the edit. The best part is that you can separately mark the audio and video to create split edits where the video starts before or after the audio.

Edit in Timeline

  • Insert: It allows you to insert a clip into the timeline at the location of the playhead. This will push everything else down to make room for the inserted clip. And, if the playhead is in the middle of a clip, it will split it and place the new clip in the middle.
  • Overwrite: The overwrite edit is something that most video creators use. This will place a new video clip on the timeline at the location of the playhead.
  • Replace: You can replace a clip with another clip of similar length in the timeline.

Automatically Trim and Tighten

The trim feature of DaVinci allows you to adjust the timing between various video clips so you can fine-tune your video editing. Further, its smart trim tool automatically switches between ripple, slide, roll, and slip based on the location of the mouse pointer.

It saves you time going back and forth to go to trimming tools. This actually makes DaVinci Resolve 18 faster to trim or edit the video.

Incredible 2D and 3D Titles

In DaVinci Resolve 18, you can create 2D or 3D titles. There is an effects library, fusion titles, and text generator that you can use to create an attractive title or text for your videos. In addition to this, you can adjust parameters like font, size, color, and more.

Also, there is a subtitle generator that you can use to create perfectly timed subtitles. There are also pre-built 2D and 3D animated titles that you can customize without any knowledge in motion graphics.

Deliver for Web, Broadcast or Cinema

The Quick Export option in DaVinci Resolve 18 is the fastest way to deliver edited video files. You can access the most popular delivery options and can quickly share your video on YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox accounts!

On the Delivery page, you can also adjust the settings, and save it as a new preset, render and export from there! You can extract clips in various formats for the web, television broadcast, and online streaming.

Picture in Picture Effects

DaVinci Resolve 18 offers the picture in picture effect too. For this, you need to stack two video clips in the timeline and choose one on top. After this, you can use the screen controls to resize and reposition the clip anywhere in the frame. The best part is that you can animate the effect and can change the position, rotation, or scale of the clip. In addition, you can drag and drop the shadow from the effects library onto the clip. This will make an amazing picture in picture effect.

Monitoring and Capturing Options

You can preview your work and can capture footage in DaVinci Resolve 18. It has Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio products that help you with frame-accurate input and output, standard connections like SDI, and broadcast-quality images for color-critical workflows.

Also, it supports everything from 10‑bit YUV HD and Ultra HD up to the latest 8K standards. The free DaVinci Resolve 18 version supports full-screen playback.

Smooth Jump Cuts

Jump cuts are helpful when you want to set the two different parts of the same clip on the timeline. The smooth cut transition of DaVinci Resolve 18 uses advanced optical flow image analysis to make the clip look like a continuous video with no breaks or cuts.

Professional Trimming

DaVinci Resolve 18 has more advanced trimming tools than any other system! There is dynamic JKL trimming and asymmetric trimming. Further, you can also trim multiple clips on the same or different tracks. In this tool, you will get track targeting, locking, and sync tools to manage sync relationships. Plus, there are trim commands to extend or shorten the edited clip.


DaVinci Resolve 18 supports editing the audio in the video separately. You can adjust the parameters of audio, make mixing, store commonly used background music, and other operations. Another great feature is the later dubbing, which you can record in real-time. It is very beneficial for the post-production of movies, videos, and TV plays.


DaVinci Resolve 18 is the world’s only post-production solution that allows you to work together with others on the same project at the same time. With DaVinci Resolve’s collaboration feature, every artist can work on the same project on their page with the needed tools.

  • Blackmagic Cloud Collaboration: It allows editors, colorists, VFX artists, animators, and sound engineers to work simultaneously work from anywhere in the world.
  • Blackmagic Cloud ID: You can create the Blackmagic Cloud ID for free! In your ID, you can create or upload projects directly to the cloud server. Also, it allows you to invite others to share the project.
  • Proxy Generator: The Blackmagic Proxy Generator comes free with DaVinci Resolve 18. It automatically generates proxies from camera originals. You only need to choose the size and type for your proxy, H.264, H.265, or ProRes. Further, the proxy folder also includes image files, audio files, and anything but camera originals.
  • Blackmagic Cloud Presentations: In private beta, presentation is a new feature that you can use with Blackmagic Cloud ID. With this, you can get feedback on your work without any security risk of shipping files. Presentations that you share with other cloud IDs can be reviewed at any time, even within a video meet or chat window.
  • Private Project Server App: When security is a priority, and you need to use VPNs, the DaVinci Resolve 18 Project Server application gives you full control. This is a major update in version 18 that offers a significant speed when opening and saving projects. DaVinci Resolve 18 Project Server is free to use.


Resolve 18 comes with a new object mask that can recognize various types of objects. “The DaVinci Neural Engine can isolate animals, vehicles, food, and people. It can also eliminate various other objects from the clip for advanced secondary grading and effects.

Part 6. What Is New in DaVinci Resolve 18?

This year’s major release of DaVinci Resolve 18 has plenty of updates compared to DaVinci Resolve 17. The new version has cleared some glitches and made the video editing process much easier by analyzing the public reviews.

In addition, the DaVinci Resolve 18 is an amazing platform to work in collaboration on a single project from anywhere. So, what new features make Davinci Resolve 18 so powerful? Let’s have a look!

Powered With Blackmagic Cloud

It is a new addition to DaVinci Resolve 18 as it supports Blackmagic Cloud. For example, you host your project on the DaVinci Resolve Project Server in the cloud. It lets colorists, VFX specialties, and audio technicians work on a single project library while being anywhere in the world. It has created an awesome collaborative working atmosphere.

Quick Blackmagic Proxy Generator

The DaVinci resolve 18 will automatically create proxies with the help of the Blackmagic Proxy Generator App. The smaller fragment of original camera files will let you work on small clips more intensively. In addition, users can switch between camera actual footage and proxies in a single click.

The best part is that the proxies automatically convert to H.264, H.265, or ProRes proxies to accelerate editing workflows. In addition, you can extract these smaller fragments (proxies) and work offline. This automatic proxy generator, converter, and offline extraction make the platform even more flexible.

Intelligent Media Management

In DaVinci Resolve 17 and earlier versions, users had to relink or search for assets when they worked remotely manually. But in the all-new DaVinci Resolve 18, you can easily link media to your unique file paths. It’s an automatic process and reduces time by removing this manual task.

New Intuitive Object Mask

Many users were unsatisfied with the object masking feature, so the new DaVinci Resolve 18 has improved this feature a lot. Now, with the new Intuitive Object Mask, you can recognize and track the movement of thousands of unique objects. In addition, the feature can effectively isolate non-living objects, animals, trees, etc.

Automatic Depth Map

The all-new future of DaVinci Resolve 8 lets you generate a 3D depth matte of a scene. You can separate the foreground from the background and vice versa. With this depth map, you can bring attention to tiny objects, and it gives a very professional touch to the videos.

Updated Resolve FX Beauty

FX beauty has been designed in DaVinci Resolve 18, a flawless feature. The new, improved FX beauty lets you beautify, smooth, and correct the face down to tiny detail. The corrective beauty feature is very natural and has dance controls. It’s a blessing for editing enthusiasts, and the results are good.

Better Subtitles Support

Now with DaVinci Resolve, 18 users can have better subtitles support. The additions are HTML and XML timed texts and embedded MXF/IMF subtitles. In addition, the users can import subtitles from media storage and create prominent places to support multiple simultaneous captions per track. Also, with this feature, one can set individual presets and text positions when indicating different speakers.

Amazing Reverse Shape, Iris, and Wipe Transitions

The transition has become super quick, and there are now reverse effects. In addition, it has a checkbox, allowing you to reverse the direction of the transition easily. You can test your creativity with these single-click transitions and reverse them at any time. The effects are very natural and significantly improved in DaVinci Resolve 18.

Increased Dolby Support

Dolby Atmos has been expanded to support rendering a binaural output from a complex Dolby Atmos mix. In addition, Dolby 7.1.4 mixes headphones while maintaining the immersive sound experience from just two audio channels.

It also has new Dolby Vision support, allowing HDR viewing on Apple displays that feature high dynamic range options. In addition, it includes XDR displays and even the latest laptops, which means you can review, grade, and deliver HDR footage anywhere!

Advanced Noise Reduction

DaVinci Resolve 18 has intelligent noise reduction, eliminating noise in any video or picture. Also, it can treat noisy footage captured in low light. It smartly keeps areas of great detail and reduces all the noise with spatial noise tools. So, don’t worry if your footage has lots of noise due to any circumstances; this tool can treat it effectively.

Warp Surfaces for Graphics

You can alter the t-shirt logos and designs in this latest feature and swap them with your images. It includes a surface tracker’s customizable mesh, which can read the textured surface. You can add graphics, advance tattoos, or swap logos with other pictures. It takes editing to the next level with amazing swap technology next to natural.

Fast Convert Legacy Projects to FlexBus

As a video editor, you must know the importance of audio in a project. The FlexBus is Fairlight’s flexible audio busing and routing system, managing audios. It can be multiple audios, extensions, and their synchronization. In addition, the feature has cut out all the hassle, and with a single click, you can convert legacy fixed bus Fairlight projects to FlexBus.

Users can Perform Decomposition of Nested Timelines

When you use the current timeline to create a new timeline, the new one becomes the nested timeline. At the same time, the original one is the master timeline. Nested timelines can now be decomposed with all track data with FX and automation features.

DaVinci Neural Engine Acceleration

The improved machine learning algorithms are specially designed to work with Apple’s M1 and M1 Pro models. This gives 300% faster speed while using the tools in the DaVinci Resolve 18. So, it makes it even more compatible and strong.

Differences Between Davinci Resolve 17 and Davinci Resolve 18

Here are some key differences between Davinci Resolve 17 and Davinci Resolve 18, which can help you conclude.

Features DaVinci Resolve 18 DaVinci Resolve 17
Blackmagic Cloud Collaboration Yes No
Automatic Proxy Generator Yes No
Intelligent Media Manager Yes No
Object Masking Yes No
FX Beauty Updated Resolve FX Beauty FX Beauty
Reverse Transitions Yes No
Support for M1 Ultra Yes No

Part 7. Exporting the Videos

DaVinci Resolve 18 is a favorite video editing tool for professionals and beginners. Color grading specialists and video editors use it to create amazing pieces. Another best part about the DaVinci Resolve 18 software is that its free version has all the features you need to edit the video. Also, it supports almost all video and audio formats. You can export the video in various formats using DaVinci resolve 18:

  • ArriRaw
  • AVC HD
  • AVC Intra HD
  • AVI
  • CINE
  • DPX
  • easyDCP
  • JPEG
  • MP4
  • MPEG 2
  • MXF OP-Atom
  • MXF OP1A
  • OpenEXR
  • Quicktime
  • Independent Uncompressed PCM
  • Independent IEEE Float
  • MPEG 1 and 2
  • MP4
  • AAC
  • WAVE, and many more.

Part 8. FAQ

Q: When Is Davinci Resolve 18 Released?

A: DaVinci Resolve 18 was officially announced on April 18, 2022. It offers various new and exciting features to users. Also, this new version of the video editing software allows multiple editors, colorists, sound engineers, and VFX artists from anywhere in the world to work simultaneously on the same project.

Q: How Can Real-Time Cloud Collaboration Helps Video Editor?

A: The key feature of DaVinci Resolve 18 is Blackmagic Cloud Collaboration. With this, multiple users around the globe can share their projects and work on them simultaneously in real-time.

A big part of the collaboration feature is the Blackmagic Proxy Generator App. It can automatically generate proxy video files (H.264, H.265, and Apple ProRes) that you can transfer quickly using the internet. It helps remote workers to complete their editing on proxies, then the colorist can automatically relink it to the larger original camera files.


DaVinci Resolve 18 is thoughtfully designed, quick and efficient, and one of the most intuitive video editing software I’ve ever used. I have used its free version, and it has a lot of editing tools and features that any video editor may need. The best part is that if you want to use the paid version, you only need to pay one time. This software is not subscription-based, and thus, you do not need to make payments after every month or year.

The latest version, Resolve 18, is equipped with many new features as compared to DaVinci Resolve 17. Now, it has cloud collaboration that makes sharing much easy for editors around the world. In addition to this, there are new masks, effects, soundtracks, and many more advanced features that make video editing so smooth for you.

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