HOWTO Install Davinci Resolve 15 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Linux


As content creators were always looking for new ways to create our content. A huge majority of the YouTube content you all love to consume is the way it is because of the way that its edited. What if you could shift that entire editing workflow to a new platform for free.

Last year I touched on this on my old channel but I wanted to revisit this because quite a few things have changed. In this video I’m going to show you how to get BlackMagic’s Davinci Resolve to run on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Which just happens to be the latest release.

Linux hasnt always had the best tools for video editing, now I know the Linux guys will say oh we’ve got Kdenlive and Openshot. Sorry guys those programs just arent that good. Ive used them extensively and they just feel incomplete.

I’ve been using Davinci Resolve for a long time for its superior color grading pipeline and also for editing. Dont get me wrong I love Premiere Pro but I find it easier to use resolve to create my own LUTs for color grading. One thing you might not know is that BlackMagic actually makes a version of Resolve for Linux. However its mainly geared towards users of Fedora, Redhat and CentOS. So lets show you how to get it running in Ubuntu.

So maybe you’re wondering why someone would want to do this. Well to put it simply. Its free. You can download Ubuntu for free. You can download Davinci Resolve for free and have a completely full functional professional video editing suite for free. This is great for people who want to have a dedicated editing machine and not pay for a windows license.

If you have any questions or run into any issues getting this to run drop a comment below or join our discord community. I will most likely be able to help you iron out your problems.