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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio with Speed Editor (Activation Card)

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio with Speed Editor (Activation Card)
Key Features
  • Resolve Studio
  • 8K Editing & Color Correction
  • Advanced HDR Editing
  • Next Gen Audio Engine; Edit 2000+ Tracks
This DaVinci Resolve Studio with Speed Editor bundle from B&H provides you with a combination of a high-end editing and compositing system supporting up to 8K resolution, with a compact and portable editing panel that is custom designed to make your editing experience with DaVinci Resolve even faster and smoother. The included version of Resolve Studio comes with an activation card with a code you must enter to activate the software on your machine.
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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 17 Overview

This DaVinci Resolve Studio with Speed Editor bundle from B&H provides you with a combination of a high-end editing and compositing system supporting up to 8K resolution, with a compact and portable editing panel that is custom designed to make your editing experience with DaVinci Resolve even faster and smoother. The included version of Resolve Studio comes with an activation card with a code you must enter to activate the software on your machine.

The documentation provided with your order may possibly be for the previous version of Resolve Studio, but your download will still provide you with the most recent version.
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio (Activation Card)

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio is an NLE that can be used for projects ranging from personal films to feature films and VFX. The Color page features new HDR grading tools, an AI-based magic mask for targeted grading, and a color warper. Fairlight provides a faster workflow with updated mouse and keyboard edit selection tools. Fairlight also has a next-generation audio engine and busing architecture with support for editing 2000 tracks in real time. The Cut tab offers Smart Reframe for social media among other new capabilities. The Edit page has many improvements to workflow and now allows independent proxy media that can be generated internally or externally by third-party tools. Fusion provides new features such as custom vector shapes. Also, compositions created in Fusion can now be used as an effect, title, or transition in the Cut and Edit tabs.

DaVinci Resolve offers a comprehensive editing experience by combining different editors in one platform, across different tabs at the bottom of the interface. Between these different tabs, you get full-featured advanced solutions for video editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production. DaVinci Resolve is also built to work fast and efficiently and to handle large projects with collaboration. You can work with up to 8K footage and a wide variety of formats. Toolsets are available for advanced HDR editing, 3D stereoscopic workflows, social media content, and much more.

Your order provides you with an activation card by mail. The card has a code for downloading and running the software on up to two computers.

The documentation provided with your order may possibly be for the previous version of Resolve Studio, but your download will still provide you with the most recent version.
Resolve Studio New Features
Key Features
  • Blackmagic Cloud to host and manage cloud-based project libraries.
  • Collaborate securely over the internet using Blackmagic ID.
  • Support for intelligent path mapping to relink files automatically.
  • Vastly improved project library performance for network workflows.
  • Improved project performance, especially when working with large projects.
  • New Proxy Generator app for auto-creating proxies within watch folders.
  • Ability to choose between prioritizing proxies or camera originals.
  • Proxy files in subfolders are automatically assigned in the media pool.
Media and Edit
  • Stabilize Blackmagic Pocket Camera clips with camera gyro metadata.

New subtitle improvements, including:

  • Support for timed text TTML, XML, and embedded MXF/IMF subtitles.
  • Ability to view and import subtitles from media storage.
  • Support for relinking subtitle clips from the media pool.
  • Subtitle region support with multiple simultaneous captions per track.
  • Set individual presets, text positions, and intuitively edit between regions.
  • Add, rename and manage regions from the timeline context menu.
  • Ability to export TTML subtitles from the track header context menu.
  • Ability to import, export, and embed multiple subtitle tracks as TTML.
  • Support for reversing shape, iris, and wipe transitions on the edit page.
  • Support for showing up to 25 simultaneous multicamera angles on the viewer.
  • Edit Index now shows clip duration.
  • Ability to navigate keyframes outside trimmed clip extents.
  • Ability to navigate retime keyframes using hotkeys.
  • Smart bin filter for disabled timelines.
  • Render in place and open in Fusion actions can be assigned shortcuts.
  • Reset Fusion composition now works on multiple clip selections.
  • New object mask capability in Magic Mask.
  • Adjustment clips and Fusion generators can bypass color management.
  • Support for syncing clip groups in remote grading sessions.
  • Ability to trigger bidirectional tracking from advanced and mini panels.
  • Support for matte finesse and 3D qualifier in advanced and mini panels.
  • Dolby Vision highlight clipping support in advanced panels.
  • Support for bypassing color outputs from advanced panels.
  • Add key mixers with auto-connected key outs from advanced panels.
  • Support for bidirectional tracking in advanced panels.
  • Support for fast review playback mode in advanced panels.
  • ACES support for Blackmagic Gen 5 camera formats.
  • Support for the HDR Vivid standard.
  • Reference gamut compression is enabled by default in ACES 1.3.
Resolve FX
  • New Resolve FX Depth Map to generate 3D depth-based keys in Studio.
  • New Resolve FX Fast Noise.
  • New Resolve FX Despill.
  • New Resolve FX Surface Tracker for tracking warped surfaces in Studio.
  • Improved Resolve FX Beauty with new ultra mode.
  • Improved edge strength and filter controls in Resolve FX Edge Detection.
  • Option to composite from a second input in Resolve FX Transform.
  • New bokeh preset for Resolve FX Lens Reflections.
  • Green-purple control for Resolve FX Chromatic Aberration.
  • Sizing awareness option in Resolve FX lens flare and radial and zoom blurs.
  • Ability to convert fixed bus projects to FlexBus in project settings.
  • Ability to freely order tracks and buses in the mixer via the track index.
  • Ability to nudge custom millisecond or sub-frame intervals in the timeline.
  • Improved quality for time-stretched audio.
  • Improved Dolby Atmos immersive mixing, including binaural monitoring.
  • Native support for Dolby Atmos production for Linux and Apple silicon.
  • Independent controls to enable automation and expose parameters.
  • Improved behavior of automated tracks under VCA control.
  • Improved meters with configurable decay, peak hold, and display modes.
  • Ability to ctrl-alt click to remove gain and elastic wave keyframes.
  • Ability to double click a clip in the timeline to rename.
  • Ability to set record clip name prefix at a per-track level.
  • Support for renaming underlying tracks when renaming a linked group
  • Equalizers with improved Q controls and mouse wheel inputs.
  • Dynamics with enhanced metering, gain display, and enable controls.
  • Dynamics with improved dry mix, soft knee, and metering in FlexBus.
  • Improved plug-in management with replace and copy settings in the mixer.
  • New built-in presets for equalizers and dynamics.
  • Hold shift and double-click clips to extend the edit selection range.
  • Support for applying audio gain on range selection.
  • Improved waveform display accuracy under crossfades.
  • Origination time metadata is now persisted when bouncing mix to track.
  • Option to trim from unity on the Fairlight Desktop Console.
  • Support for VCA and bus spill on the Fairlight Desktop Console.
  • Support for using the Fairlight Desktop Console on Linux systems.
  • Studio monitoring support for FlexBus on consoles.
  • Fairlight console option to mute speakers on timeline load.
  • Support for chasing timecode via Fairlight audio interfaces.
  • Support for user views in the Fairlight Desktop Console.
  • Improved mapping for audio effects on the Audio Editor panel.
  • Ability to use alt + solo to invoke solo safe in the Audio Editor panel.
  • Support for a new clear mutes action in the timeline menu.
  • Enabling track mixer controls brings a window to focus if already open.
  • Grid and list modes are persisted for patch, bus, and VCA assign.
  • Multi-button mode selection in the inspector for multiple tools.
  • Support for all modern and future python 3 versions for scripting.
  • Support for live previews when using the Text+ color picker.
  • Multiple new composition blend modes.
  • New expression animated Custom Poly modifier for masks and strokes.
  • Faster GPU accelerated paint tool with smoother strokes.
  • Faster duplicate tool with additional blur, glow, and size controls.
  • Improved fade-on and text ripple title performance.
  • Improved performance for night vision, glitch, TV, and other effects.
  • Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 2.6.
  • Support for video uploads to internet accounts using custom presets.
  • Support for encoding mono and stereo MP3 audio.
  • New HyperDeck export preset in the Quick Export and deliver page.
  • Ability to render individual clips with timeline effects.
  • Ability to embed Blackmagic RAW metadata in QuickTime renders.
  • Custom quality and profile media management options where available.
  • Support for rendering Dolby Vision compatible H.265 clips.
  • Support for decoding CMYK format TIFF files.
  • Support for retaining reel name metadata in rendered EXRs.
  • Support for record date and time metadata for JPEG stills.
  • Alpha channel support in the IO Encode Plug-in SDK.
  • Support for RED SDK 8.3.
  • Support for the ARRI Alexa 35 camera.
  • New 1440p YouTube preset.
  • Render option to override ACES gamut compression for round trips.
  • Main10 is now the default H.265 encoding profile on Mac.
  • Support for 10-bit viewers on Windows and Linux in Studio.
  • Stream video output to remote monitoring in Windows and Linux in Studio.
  • Apple Neural Engine support for DaVinci Neural Engine on M1 and M1 Pro.
  • Support for Korean localizations in DaVinci Resolve.
  • PostgreSQL 13 is now bundled with Project Server.
  • Support for desktop notifications for collaboration chat.
  • User preference to import Finder tags as clip keywords on Mac.
  • Support for importing and exporting Final Cut Pro v1.10 XMLs.
  • Ability to unlink Dropbox comment and marker sync for timelines.
  • Playback and render now prevent Mac systems from sleeping.
  • Render jobs now show progress bars for uploads.
  • Support for per-system project working paths in collaboration and cloud.
  • Support for per-system render cache mode in collaboration and cloud.
  • Support for setting current project settings as default.
  • Drag and drop project archives to the project manager to restore.
  • Scripting API support for creating Fusion compositions.
  • Scripting API support for exporting project archives.
  • Scripting API support to get and set timeline start timecode.
  • Scripting API support to detect stale media bins and refresh them.
  • Scripting API support for updating camera raw sidecar files.
  • General performance and stability improvements.
Metadata view and clip sorting
Trimming against audio waveforms
Smart Reframe for social media
Fast effects search and live preview
Import ATEM Mini projects
Updated clip inspector
Proxy media workflows
Easily sync multicamera clips
Keying and compositing
Render in place
Source clip adjustments
Share timelines and bins
Improved editing with interlaced material
Enhanced timeline organization
Scene cut detection
Other New Features
Updated inspector layout
Additional format support: decoding support for QuickTime PNG, uncompressed RGB 8-bit and YUV 10-bit AVI, and spanned Panasonic 8K SHV clips; improved support for GoPro CineForm, HTJ2K, and MP3 on Linux
Increased video metadata support: support for frame-based metadata from Blackmagic RAW, ARRI, RED, and Sony camera files, along with decoding and rendering per frame EXR metadata; improved metadata support for Sony MXF, IMF MCA audio, non-HDR DCP export, and HDR tags in DCP workflows
New integration and encoding APIs
Other Resolve Studio Features
Advanced noise reduction
Lens distortion
Professional HDR scopes
Stereoscopic 3D
Remote grading
DaVinci color space transforms language
Scripting and automation
DaVinci Neural Engine
Dolby Atmos mastering
Re-mix external productions
DCP encoding and decoding
IMF audio deliverables
Dolby Vision mastering
Native IMF encoding and decoding
Encoder plug-in support
Pre-Installation Notes
  • PostgreSQL 9.0 is the minimum supported version.
  • PostgreSQL 13 is the recommended version.
  • 10-bit viewers on Windows and Linux need a capable graphics card and display.
Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS
  • macOS 11 Big Sur
  • 8GB of system memory, 16GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 12.0 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU that supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2
Minimum System Requirements for Windows
  • Windows 10 Creators Update
  • 16GB of system memory, 32GB when using Fusion
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU that supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version–as required by your GPU
Minimum System Requirements for Linux
  • CentOS 7.3
  • 32GB of system memory
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.4.1 or later
  • Discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
  • GPU that supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 11
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version–as required by your GPU
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor

The Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor is a perfect complement for the editor on the go. It interfaces with macOS or Windows editing systems running DaVinci Resolve, providing you with keyboard shortcuts and controls that speed up your editing, compared to using a mouse to navigate your edit system. The Speed Editor is small enough to take with you on location, and its built-in battery allows you to use it via Bluetooth for a wire-free connection. The Speed Editor is charged by and can connect to your computer via an optional USB Type-C cable.

The Speed Editor features dedicated push buttons that control the edit modes, timeline navigation, and effects of DaVinci Resolve. Additionally, these push buttons provide shortcuts to useful features available only on the Speed Editor. The built-in Search Dial is similar to the jog wheel often found on professional edit decks, but in conjunction with the push-button keys and DaVinci Resolve software, the search dial is much more powerful.

Search Dial and Transport Control
Built into the Speed Editor is a Search Dial reminiscent of the jog wheel that editors have used for decades to shuttle through footage. Combined with push-button transport controls, the Search Dial allows you to jog through your footage and trim in and out points. The Search Dial is machined from metal and has a weighted feel for slowly jogging through your footage or shuttling through by spinning the dial.
Keyboard Shortcuts
Although the Speed Editor's panel is small and lacks a Qwerty keyboard, it is loaded with dedicated push buttons for quickly accessing features and navigating your timeline.
Dedicated Transition Buttons
Select from Cut, Dissolve, and Smooth Cut for transitions between clips.
Edit Modes
Provides keyboard shortcuts that replace dragging clips from the trim windows to the timeline or switching to different modes in the Resolve to make edits via the mouse:
Smart Insert: Resolve will locate the nearest edit in the timeline and insert the clip in that location.
Append to End: Adds the clip to the end of your timeline edit with the in and out points you've selected.
Close-Up: Automatically creates a slightly zoomed-in version of the selected shot and places it on the top of the timeline.
Ripple Overwrite
Place on Top
Source Overwrite
Function Buttons
The Speed Editor comes with a multitude of functions buttons, some of which are unique to the Speed Editor:
Escape and Undo
Sync Bin
Audio Level and Markers
Full-Screen Viewer
Add Transition
Split and Move
Snap and Viewer Size: Turns on snapping in the timeline, allowing the play head to pause momentarily at each edit point as you scroll through your edit with the search dial. Holding the Snap button down will let you adjust the viewer size with the search dial.
Bluetooth and USB Control
The Speed Editor supports controlling DaVinci Resolve either hardwired with an optional USB cable or via Bluetooth. The Speed Editor's integrated battery allows you to work wirelessly, and it charges via an optional USB cable.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio (Activation Card) Specs

Delivery FormatCard with Download Activation Code
License TypeStandard
License LengthPerpetual License
Number of Users Supported1
System Requirements
OS CompatibilitymacOS 11
Windows 10
CentOS 7.3
*As of July, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Memory RequirementMac:
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
VRAM Requirement2 GB (Minimum)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 3.35 x 0.1"

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor Specs

Controls43 x Pre-Labeled Key
1 x Dial
OS CompatibilityWindows 10 or Later
macOS 10.15 or Later
*As of August, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
USB I/O1 x USB-C Female Input
Power SourceUSB
Power Consumption4 W (Maximum)
Dimensions9.64 x 6.14 x 1.73" / 24.49 x 15.6 x 4.39 cm
Weight27.5 oz / 780 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.9 x 8.1 x 3"

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 17 Reviews

As Described

By Admir
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-29

everything was brand new. The software is amazing.

Great way to get DaVinci Activation Card

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

If you don't own Blackmagic cameras, this is a great way to get your activation card for the pro version of the editing software. The speed editor keyboard itself is wonderful and has transformed multicam edits! Check out youtube for reviews on it if you're on the line. It has changed cutting fat, in edits for me and reduced time spent scanning raw footage.

DEAD after 15 Months

By Robert
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

works great, but then 3 months after the warranty expires channel one dies. Talked to tech support and they say it's Beyond Economic Repair... in other words, GO BUY A NEW ONE! You got screwed! Very disappointed especially since I've been a loyal customer for years.

great software, well built tool

By Stewart
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

switched to Resolve from Adobe Premiere Pro, very much worth it. the speed editor is a bit challenging to learn but very useful, and it's very well built.

Really well built!

By Ben
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

I really like this speed editor, solidly built and great functions. I kind of wish I had gone with the editing keyboard instead though as there are still a lot of functions that have to be done through a keyboard and it is hard to combine a regular keyboard with the speed editor on a desk.

Software Good - Hardware problems with Speed Editor

By Timothy
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

The software takes some learning, but is very powerful and does a great job. The Speed Editor stopped working via Bluetooth in less than a year. Blackmagic told me that they show the warranty expired. I purchased this in August of 2021, and would think that after more than 90 minutes on the phone with BlackMagic that I would be offered a replacement piece of hardware. The Speed Editor will still work if I leave it connected via a USB cable, but not working as advertised via Bluetooth on either of my two computers. This issue just surfaced yesterday, prior to that it worked via Bluetooth with no problems. The Contact Support page at Blackmagic does not allow the attachments of any screenshot. Instead they want you to telephone, wait on hold to speak to a support tech, and then if they need screen shots or more information, they want you to create an online storage account to upload the files. Seems strange that their support page wouldn't accept (with file size limitations, of course) screen shots of the problem you are trying to explain in words. Will see if they offer a replacement to the faulty Speed Editor.

Worth it even if you only use it once.

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-23

I bought this simply because I needed a full version of Resolve and the flicker removal for one of my quick-and-dirty tourist-wedding videos that happened to get obliterated by a LED strip. I figured what the heck, might as well pay the extra hundred bucks and get the control widget. I spent a couple of hours familiarizing myself with it with some YouTube videos, and it seemed theoretically useful, even if I wasn't sure how I'd ever fit it into my professional workflow that usually has videos consisting of between five to ten clips and about 15 minutes of total footage. HOWEVER. I got the call to shoot a 10 hour ceremony/party two days ago and filled up a 1TB cfe-b and I CANNOT IMAGINE having to do it the old way. Even if I never use it again, using it for that one job for cutting / culling the hour and a half of footage over 500 files made it worth it. If you're on the fence and looking to get a full version of Resolve and wondering whether this thing is any way useful, it's the biggest no-brainer in up-sell-widget history. Seriously. Just do it.

Intuitive and Fast

By Rv
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-22

This is my introduction to both DaVinci Resolve and the made for task editor. With a few hours of tutoring from my kids, this has been an easy transition from the Kdenlive editor. DaVinci Resolve is intuitive and the speed editor makes it super fast to use. 2 years into video making and over 60. If I can do it anyone should be able to.

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Can the Speed Editor panel be used for color ...

Can the Speed Editor panel be used for color grading?
Asked by: Robert
The speed editor is configured for use with the cut and editing pages of Davinci Resolve.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-06-01

So I was under the impression the activation key ...

So I was under the impression the activation key was via email I need asap? What am I waiting for I don't even want this keypad.
Asked by: Anthony M.
The following item purchased was for a physical Activation Card. The Activation Code is not delivered in the form of a ESD.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-04

Does this license also work with the standalone ...

Does this license also work with the standalone version of Fusion 17?
Asked by: Paul
The Resolve activation codes now work for Fusion Studio 17 as well as Resolve Studio 17.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-12-28

I'm stuck. Which is better dongle or activation ...

I'm stuck. Which is better dongle or activation code? Thank you
Asked by: SAM
I think it depends on your use case. I picked activation card as I could activate on two PC if desired and keep the card in a safe place. If I need to deactivate I can. While USB dongle if you need to edit on the go you have to make sure you keep track of it and don't break it. If you are only planning to edit at one work station and it is going to stay at that desk I don't think it matters. The key could be nice if you need to use lots of different PCs to edit. My understanding is the USB key has to be plugged in every time to activate studio. If I am wrong about that it changes the equation.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-07-12

Is this still a beta version that was mentioned ...

Is this still a beta version that was mentioned in a note?
Asked by: Carl
Yes, according to our system, this is the beta version.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-07-06

Is the actual full version of Davinci resolve or ...

Is the actual full version of Davinci resolve or is it just a download link that comes with the speed editor?
Asked by: Zack
This is the full version of Davinci Resolve. The activation key is a physical card with a activation code on it. You will not get a link sent to you.
Answered by: gracem
Date published: 2021-11-27

Do the keys actuate with mechanical switches, or ...

Do the keys actuate with mechanical switches, or are they rubber dome?
Asked by: ryan
It uses Mechanical Switches.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-27

May I use the same activation card to install DRS ...

May I use the same activation card to install DRS in two computer, one with Windows and another Mac M1? If I deactivate the license prior to clean install, may I activate it again without any restrictions?
Asked by: Dae Yeung
Yes you can. You are allowed to install Davinci Resolve software on up to 2 computers at a time. if you want to transfer the license from 1 computer to another simply deactivate the first and you will be able to install the software on the latter.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-05
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