NAB 2018: DaVinci Resolve 15 Adds Fusion 3D Visual Effects Tools

The latest version of DaVinci Resolve is coming and Blackmagic says it will bring “revolutionary tools” to video editors. This week at NAB, Blackmagic announced DaVinci Resolve 15, calling it a “massive update” over past versions, with fully integrated visual effects and motion graphics tools.

“[DaVinci Resolve 15 is the] world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool,” says Blackmagic.

DaVinci Resolve 15 will add a new Fusion page with over 250 new tools. Also, there will be a “major” update to Fairlight audio.

What's new?

Built-in Fusion Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

The new Fusion page is said to offer a complete 3D workspace with over new 250 tools for uses like compositing, vector painting, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization and particle effects. The integration of Fusion also incorporates Apple Metal and CUDA GPU acceleration.

New Fairlight Audio Tools

Fairlight is getting a few new tools. You can expect new tools for ADR, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a sound library database, and built-in cross platform plug-ins like reverb, hum removal, vocal channel and de-esser.

A Dozen Other Features for Editors and Colorists

Blackmagic hasn’t just updated Fusion and Fairlight in DaVinci Resolve 15. Here’s some of the other new features and improvements that you can expect:

  • New LUT browser
  • Shared grades
  • Multiple playheads
  • Super Scale HD to 8K up-rezzing
  • Stacked timelines
  • On-screen annotations
  • Subtitle and closed captioning tools
  • Better keyboard customization
  • New title templates


Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 — still in beta — is free. You can download it now at DaVinci Resolve Studio is avaliable for 299 dollars, and new Fairlight consoles with be released later this year for 21,995 dollars for the Fairlight 2 Bay console.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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