Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve: Free vs. Paid Version

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve has a paid Studio version and a free version, all available for Mac, Windows, or Linux. A common question we are asked is what you get with the Studio version and if it’s worth the investment. The free version is robust on its own and may be enough for many users. However, we are here to educate you on the Studio version, so we are not going to go over the free version in detail… just its limitations.

In brief, Resolve Studio comes with the Neural Engine, ResolveFX, and FairlightFX plugins, Stereoscopic 3D tools, HDR grading, blur and mist effects, multiuser collaboration, and more. The free version doesn’t come with these tools.