DaVinci Resolve 17: The Best Free Video Editor



DaVinci Resolve 17 free video editor overview, including a demo of the edit process, database management, and how to obtain earlier versions of the package.

You can learn more about and obtain DaVinci Resolve from the BlackMagic Design website at:

The BlackMagic Design support pages are here:


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My DaVinci Resolve Green Screen video is here:

And the LattePanda Alpha Week episode that we see in this video is here:

I also have a video on the “Top 8 Free Video Editors 2020” here:

More videos on computing and related topics can be found at:

You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at:

Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
00:34 Getting DaVinci Resolve
04:48 Package Overview
10:40 Databases
14:56 Sample Edit
19:17 Wrap

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39 thoughts on “DaVinci Resolve 17: The Best Free Video Editor

  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Oy, finally got around to watching this video, sir. Very concise run-through. Downloaded the newest version today.
    Edited my first video with it today as well.
    Cheers for your review and tutorial. Fantastic software.
    Keep on, CB.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    [SUBSCRIBED] I'm "at the door step" of entering the world of video- and photo editing and this video already helped me with finding the proper tool. Thank you very much for the very clear explanation! You've got a new subscriber from the Netherlands. 👍

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    A bad thing I noticed is as I have windows 8.1 I can't work with gopro hero 7 footage in 4k, cus it uses h.265, even tried Mediaplayer codec pack, K-lite codec pack still can't, but I see I can see the footage in Blender, but I've not learned to use blende rptoperly yet. But I will be exploring Blender more. I see it came along way over the years, don't have to match fps on Audio track, just drop footage in like in Resolve.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    I love the dry humor! The keeping every folder on your person when you leave your home had me cracking up over here! Great information Sir!!!!

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    I tried to register it a few times, but would loop and not let me download. Now my computer is having issues, so I'm guessing the site had been compromised by hackers.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    DaVinci Resolve is great… as long as you have an i7 with at least 32GB RAM. Otherwise forget about it.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    You can get the Davinci Speed Editor basically for no extra cost if you buy Resolve Studio from the right source, eg, Markertek or B&H in the US. (The Speed Editor has a jog wheel, and dedicated keys for Mark In, Mark Out, etc)

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Best video editor be if be possible network render on cluster from 4+ Raspberry PI 4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Meanwhile some of the most popular youtube channel with millions of subscribers uses only Apple iMovie. Doug Demuro for example.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Hmm. Are there less features in the free version 17 than it was in free version 16? It feels so. Which are the big differencies of the free versions over all? =?)

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    My challenge is coming. Can you run version 17th on 8 GB of RAM with Nvidia Quadro K4200 4 GB?

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    My experience was a bit different. First time out, using Google search, I followed a misleading link that led to an entirely different package for which they wanted a fee. Second time, being more careful, I got to the actual DaVinci site, and downloaded the installer. All seemed to go well until I tried using it at which point it said I needed a CUDA package (or maybe openGL) — the typeface was incredibly small and on a black background that made it hard to read. OK, getting CUDA and trying to install it — whoops, it requires Visual Studio before it will install. Well, OK, install Visual Studio, then CUDA installs, all the while I'm getting error messages about software trying to violate restrictions placed on folder access (as recommended to keep my computer secure). Now DaVinci seems to work, but there is way too much to it. I have used video editors before — for a project making a short video for a Community College class. This project had green-screen, stop action, sound effects imported, etc. All seemed fairly intuitive — I wouldn't have a clue where to even start in DaVinci — too much crammed into too little screen space. I'm nearly 80 and probably don't have enough years left to go down that rabbit hole. Still looking for something smarter than Movie Maker, but not overwhelming.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    The only problem is that Davinci Resolve requires high performance system to run it efficiently.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Thank you Chris for showing this amazing video editor , i was searching for a free solution and i made my first project with it!

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    DaVinci Resolve 17: The Best Free Video Editor , I agree although HIT FILM IS MUCH BETTER , But HITFILM MUCH DIFFICULT TO LEARN. I LIKE BOTH THOUGH

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    "..software does everything you need and just keeps getting better & better".. There is another approach "software which keeps adding more & more useless features, making it slower & more cumbersome" – remind anyone of anything?

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Video starts with an Ad of Adobe Premiere. YouTube algorithm working.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    I might be pretty stupid And I did not know that. I keep trying to use DV for days now and I can't get a single video in it

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    DaVinci Resolve is extremely hard to beat. My only gripe is that they need to ditch CentOS and go with Ubuntu…or at least make it to where more Linux users can have access to it w/o tearing out their hair a-la Homer Simpson. I prefer it to Adobe Premiere hands down.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    i mostly prefer Vegas Pro + Adobe Premiere.
    – Keyframes are nearly unusable on DVR.
    On Premiere they are <> or O shapes IN FRONT OF each parameters, so much easier : so fast to find one and click
    On Vegas Pro too, each on it's own lane :
    On DVR they are MIXED and melted below the track…. and RED on grey background.
    – Audio auto-crossfade
    Vegas Pro is the only offering this capability to drag and drop directly the crossfade, with direct choosing envelope type.
    UNFORTUNATLY :
    Vegas Pro is crashing every 5 or 15 clics. CTRL-S, CTRL-S, CTRL-S….
    Came back to Premiere for derushing + Vegas Pro for real artworks.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    I use Pitivi and OpenShot 🙂 they are open source and light on resources.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Since this is a video about a free editor, and many videos about Da Vince mention "beginners", I, being new to video editing find the system requirement hard to understand. I bought a PC with an integrated video card because at the time I was not interested in games or video editing, but know I do and I'm afraid my 16 GB PC won't do, will it (Intel 630 (I had to do some searching to find this and know what I'm talking about)? A small discussion on this would improve the video very much, I think. I get the impression that to make this free software work I need to buy a graphics card of 50-200 bucks, which in a way is somewhat contradictory to me. Inserting a topic on this of about 20 seconds might be enlightning for aspiring editors, I think. Great videos, still.

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  • December 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
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    Highly recommend going over fusion.. was using it for post work years before it came part of DaVinci.. and 15 years plus later it's still one of the best node based compositors around.. infact, in my eyes, it's the Granddaddy to all that followed (Nuke, Flame, Avid illusion). For an open source equivalent, for all, to Fusion I recommend Natron.

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