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How to install DaVinci Resolve via .deb with MakeResolveDeb

Many audiovisual professionals have over the years been migrating their work to the Blackmagic Design solution with DaVinci Resolve, which is multiplatform (Windows, MacOS and Linux). Although excellent, the powerful DaVinci Resolve for Linux has a little problem, it only has support for Red Hat or CentOS, thus limiting the options of those who want to use eg Debian (Ubuntu, Mint and derivatives) to get around this problem. , IT architect Daniel Tufvesson is proposing a solution called MakeResolveDeb, through his project, we will install the powerful tool on Debian, Ubuntu and Mint based systems.

The project

Daniel's intention is to facilitate the installation of Davinci Resolve, since, according to him, there are many tutorials on how to do this installation process, but there are many confusing and some may even make the system unstable, here on the blog you will find one of these tutorials, I wouldn't call him confused, but definitely not a beginner thing.

The method Daniel launched MakeResolveDeb, a script that uses the official Resolve installer and turns it into a .deb package, so you can install it in two clicks.

For each version of DaVinci Resolve a new version of MakeResolveDeb is made, thus limiting the amount of testing required before each release, as this process is done in Daniel's free time.

Downloading MakeResolveDeb

You need to download the same version of MakeResolveDeb and DaVinci Resolve, thus ensuring process compatibility and functionality, for example, the current version 15.0 of DaVinci Resolve, so you should download the identical or newer version, which in this case would be the same. 15.0-2, from MakeResolveDeb.

That done you have to leave both packages in the same directory or folder, not to cause errors and unforeseen. As Davinci Resolve, as MakeResolveDeb, will be downloaded in the format .tar.gz, just unpack them, at the end of the process you must have the following files:



– Linux_Installation_Instructions.pdf



The * .run file is important to the process along with * .sh, so don't delete them.

Running MakeResolveDeb

When it's all set, let's go to the part where we'll repackage DaVinci Resolve to .deb format using the script,

O You need to know which version of DaVinci you are using, whether normal or Studio version, free or paid version, in other words, for this you need to set the indicator when running .sh. This can be done in two ways:

./ studio


./ lite

The procedure may take a few minutes depending on your PC hardware and how much storage space you have. If there is a problem, it will be reported to the terminal, but if nothing goes wrong, a last line will appear saying (DONE) and error number 0.

Installing the .deb Package

After everything succeeds successfully, .deb j can be installed on your system based on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint or derivatives. Blackmagic Design does not provide the dependencies you will need, so you need to make sure all of them check if all the necessary packages are installed, they are required by Resolve before continuing the installation. After that you can install Resolve in two ways, via terminal or by double clicking. If this is the case with the terminal, you will use the dpkg utility to install it, just look at the version you are installing, whether normal or studio.

sudo dpkg -i davinci-solve-studio_15.0-2_amd64.deb


sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve_15.0-2_amd64.deb

An important note, if the version or package name changes, you need to change the command to make sure it works, the two commands above are examples.

If all goes well, you will have DaVinci Resolve 15 installed on your Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and derivatives. If you need additional MakeResolveDeb support, you can go to Daniel's website.

DaVinci Solves more than an extremely professional video editor, today he is also a graphics composer, thanks to integration with Fusion, not to mention one of the tools he is most recognized for, color grading correction. It is a very heavy program and very interesting to have a computer with 16GB of RAM and dedicated video card to run it satisfactorily.

Hope to see you next, big hug.

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