How to install DaVinci Resolve on Ubuntu

DaVinci Resolve is a professional video-editing suite used extensively by VFX studios and movie industry. Let's get it installed on Ubuntu.

DaVinci Resolve is a professional software used for video editing, color correction, motion graphics, and visual effects. It’s extensively used in the moving-making industry, especially Hollywood.

Previously, it used to be a daunting task to install the DaVinci Resolve on a Linux PC, but thanks to the script created by Daniel Tufvesson, now it’s easier to install. The script is named “MakeResolveDeb.” It is responsible for generating a deb package that can be used to the easiest way to install any packages, just like an exe file would in the Windows OS. Also, the same script can be used to remove the installed DaVinci Resolve software from your system.

Installing DaVinci Resolve on Ubuntu

Before starting our guide, please make sure that your Ubuntu system is up to date using the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 1. First, we need to install the required packages that are necessary to install the DaVinci Resolve software.

sudo apt install xorriso libssl1.0.0 ocl-icd-opencl-dev fakeroot

Install The Additional Packages
Install The Additional Packages

Step 2. Open your favorite web browser.

Step 3. Navigate to the DaVinci Resolve official website and download the DaVinci software.

Download DaVinci Resolve
Download DaVinci Resolve

Step 4. Choose between the DaVinci Resolve free version and the DaVinci Resolve studio one. (In this tutorial, we have used the DaVinci Resolve free version.)

Choose Your Download Type
Choose Your Download Type

Step 5. For your download to begin, you need to register with your email and enter a few details about you.

Enter Your Details
Enter Your Details

Step 6. Save your DaVinci Resolve package.

Save Your DaVinci Package
Save Your DaVinci Package

Meanwhile, check your download progress and when the download completes successfully move on to the next step.

Check Your Download Progress
Check Your Download Progress

Step 7. Now let’s download the “MakeResolveDeb” script from this website.

Download The Make Resolve Deb Script
Download The Make Resolve Deb Script

Step 8. Save the script in the same directory as the DaVinci Resolve.

Save The Make Resolve Deb Script With The Same DaVinci Resolve Extracted Package
Save The Make Resolve Deb Script With The Same DaVinci Resolve Extracted Package

Step 9. From your terminal, move to the Downloads directory then list its content to ensure that the previous two downloads are there.

cd Downloads
ls

Move To The Downloads Directory
Move To The Downloads Directory

Step 10. Extract the DaVinci Resolve using the following command:

unzip DaVinci_Resolve_16.1.1_Linux.zip

Extract The DaVinci Resolve Package
Extract The DaVinci Resolve Package

Step 11. Extract the MakeResolveDeb script, and make sure that the script is located in the same directory with the DaVinci Resolve.

Extract The Make Resolve Deb Script
Extract The Make Resolve Deb Script

Step 12. Now execute the script to build and generate the DaVinci Resolve deb package.

./makeresolvedeb_16.1.1-3.sh lite

Note that the “lite” option mentioned above is used for the free DaVinci Resolve. In case you have downloaded the studio version you can use the same script command and use the “studio” option instead of the “lite” one as following:

./makeresolvedeb_16.1.1-3.sh studio

Run The Make Resolve Deb Script
Run The Make Resolve Deb Script

Just relax this command takes some time to complete. When the above command finishes successfully, you will get a message like the below one.

The Make Resolve Deb Script Completed Successfully
The Make Resolve Deb Script Completed Successfully

Step 13. Next, you can install the DaVinci Resolve.

sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve_16.1.1-3_amd64.deb

Install The DaVinci Resolve Package
Install The DaVinci Resolve Package

Step 14. From the top left of your screen, open the Activities tab.

Step 15. Search for the DaVinci Resolve and open it.

Open The DaVinci Resolve Software
Open The DaVinci Resolve Software

Step 16. Enjoy using DaVinci Resolve!

Welcome To DaVinci Resolve
Welcome To DaVinci Resolve

That’s about our guide to installing the DaVinci Resolve on your Ubuntu machine. I hope you enjoy creating excellent multimedia content for your project, whether it’s for YouTube videos or a movie you are making!

Hend Adel
Hi! I'm Hend Adel, a freelancer technical geek with successful experience in Database, Linux and many other IT fields. I help to build solutions to suit business needs and creating streamlined processes. I love Linux and I'm here to share my skills via FOSS Linux! Thanks for reading my article.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

24,270FansLike
192FollowersFollow

LATEST ARTICLES

best linux distros beginners
Making the shift to Linux is not as complicated as some people make it out to be. There is a variety of Linux distributions available that cater to the needs of people who are planning on making the jump to Linux from any other operating system.
terminate frozen app
For dealing with a frozen app or desktop, you can't use the CTRL+ALT+DEL in Linux system. Instead, there are powerful alternatives that come in handy in frustrating situations. We pick the best methods available for you.
best music players for linux
For sure, there will be Linux users out there who cannot live without music. If you're one of those people, you would know how important it is to have a good music player installed on your computer system. In this article, we present to you the 5 Best Music Players for Linux, which will hopefully be able to satisfy each of our readers' needs.