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Peter Chamberlain
DaVinci Resolve 15 now shipping
on Aug 13, 2018 at 4:54:48 am

DaVinci Resolve 15 is now shipping!

Today we announced that the full release of DaVinci Resolve 15 is now shipping! This is a no-charge update for existing customers. The free version and Studio version are both available at

With more than 300 new features you can find the full list and detail on the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Forum.

We would like to thank all of the customers that participated in the beta program, tested the software in a variety of workflows, reported bugs and helped to make DaVinci Resolve 15 even more reliable. Your feedback has been an important part of the development process and we’re grateful to have such a large and talented group of people that care deeply about making DaVinci Resolve the world’s most powerful post-production solution. We look forward to your continued feedback.

Here are some important tips before you update.

Now with more than 2600 pages of information and tips the new DaVinci Resolve 15 User Manual also has a number of chapters on Fusion in DaVinci Resolve. It's available at the support web site and also in each installer package.

Important Information regarding Database Management

DaVinci Resolve 15.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 14.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade. If you have not done this before please refer to the information in the user manual on the Project Manager and Managing the Database. We strongly recommend after backing up the database that you restore from this backup and then upgrade the restored database.

Minimum system requirements
• macOS 10.12.6 Sierra
• Windows 10
• Linux Redhat or CentOS 7.3
• 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
• Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later

Upgrading your PostgreSQL database server on Mac

Until DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2, the Mac installer used to ship with PostgreSQL version 8.4.2. Starting from macOS Sierra 10.12, PostgreSQL version 8.4 is no longer supported. If you intend to upgrade to the latest OS, you will need to upgrade your PostgreSQL database server to version 9.5.4 prior to upgrading macOS. Once your PostgreSQL installation has been upgraded and your data has been ported, you can then proceed with your macOS upgrade.

We have provided apps to simplify upgrading your PostgreSQL version on your Mac. The apps along with instructions can be found in the /Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/Upgrade PostgreSQL folder.

Starting from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3, new installations will include PostgreSQL version 9.5.4.

Additional Information

Please refer to the latest DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide for details on Mac OS X, Windows 10 and Linux support, including certified driver versions for third party hardware. It is available from

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from

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