Davinci Resolve is a proprietary video editor, color correction and compositing application.
- 1 Installation
- 2 Tips and tricks
- 3 Troubleshooting
- 4 See also
There is a free version and a paid version (a.k.a. Studio).
For the free version, install AUR or AUR.
For the Studio version, install AUR or AUR.
To run DaVinci Resolve, it is required to use suitable OpenGL and OpenCL drivers. Open-source OpenCL drivers are currently unsupported. Please notice that incompatible OpenCL drivers should be uninstalled as they may cause Resolve to crash (e.g. uninstallif you're using a proprietary equivalent).
Standalone Intel GPUs are currently unsupported. If using hybrid AMD + Intel setups, you can use the Intel GPU as the primary graphics card and use an proprietary OpenCL driver for the AMD GPU.
|GPU vendor||Type||Driver||OpenGL||Documentation||Tested version||Works with DaVinci Resolve||Tested D.R. version|
|AMD / ATI||Open source||AMDGPU||No|
Workaround is required, see below.
|Intel||Open source||Intel graphics||Yes|
|GPU Vendor||OpenCL driver||Tested version||Works with DaVinci Resolve|
|Nvidia||Suitable, but working on cuda instead?|
DaVinci Resolve Checker
You can run davinci-resolve-checker script, which will tell you if your configuration is suitable for running DR. In good configuration it should output:
All seems good. You should be able to run DaVinci Resolve successfully.
BlackMagic Design Cards
If using DeckLink, UltraStudio or Intensity cards for video capture and playback, install Desktop Video Software withAUR package.
Tips and tricks
Decrease installation time
Compression of a Davinci Resolve package takes significant time, because the binary is quite large. You can avoid compression and decompression by installing Davinci Resolve like this (assuming you use yay):
$ PKGEXT='.pkg.tar' yay -S davinci-resolve
See Makepkg#Use other compression algorithms page for more information.
AMDGPU PRO workaround
Application window misses title bar
It is a problem of a Linux version of D.R. There is a workaround for KDE - a window rule to force enable title bar. See 
You can manually create a file describing needed window rule:
[DaVinci Resolve main window always with titlebar and frame] Description=DaVinci Resolve main window always with titlebar and frame clientmachinematch=0 noborder=false noborderrule=2 titlematch=0 types=1 wmclass=davinci-resolve wmclasscomplete=false wmclassmatch=1
Then go to System Settings -> Window Management -> Window Rules and import this file.
My .mp4 clips are shown as audio clips and even its sound is not working
This problem only affects a free version of D.R. for Linux. MP4 containers are not supported, also AAC audio is not supported. To workaround, you may convert your video file to another format or purchase a studio version. Transcoding command may look like this:
ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v dnxhd -profile:v dnxhr_hq -pix_fmt yuv422p -c:a pcm_s16le -f mov output.mov
Note, that as of April 2020, even studio version does not support AAC decoding in MP4 files. See supported codecs pdf in #See also.
To enable compatibility with high-resolution displays, set the following environment variables accordingly:
export QT_DEVICE_PIXEL_RATIO=2 export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=true
Some plugins are available for Windows, but not available for Linux, so you may want to use Davinci Resolve via wine. Unfortunately, as of wine 4.13-1, it is not working. Splash screen stucks at "Looking for control surface" and in terminal there is such error message:
wine: Call from 0x7bc6c52c to unimplemented function OpenCL.dll.clReleaseDevice, aborting
Wrong OpenCL Version
If the Application simply is not starting, even after showing installer and "tour" successfully your OpenCl Version may not match your NVIDIA driver. If you have installed nvidia-440xx make sure to install opencl-nvidia-440xx as well. A possible error message:
... OpenCL error -1001: 'Unspecified Error', GPUPropertiesUtilUnix.cpp:338 ...
Get back to Onboarding screen
If you are experimenting with driver installation, you may want to start from the welcome tour and onboarding screen, which checks your system and graphics card. You can achieve that by removing configs directory:
rm -r $HOME/.local/share/DaVinciResolve/configs
Full screen preview function missing
This function is only available in studio version. It is in menu Workspace -> Video Clean Feed.
Audio recording in Fairlight not working
Recording audio tracks with microphone (USB or jack) is currently not working in both Studio and free version. See .