How to install DaVinci Resolve on Ubuntu with AMD GPUs

Aren’t Kdenlive or OpenShot enough for you? Or are you tired to pay the combo Adobe+Apple tax? Need a professional video editing solution on Ubuntu Linux? DaVinci Resolve could be the perfect software for you.

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects, and audio post-production all in one software tool. Editing, color, effects, and audio processes are the daily works for DaVinci Resolve.

DaVinci Resolve is the new standard for high-end post-production and it is daily used by Hollywood studios, television shows, and commercials producers. So, this is a unique piece of software that can fill all your needs for video editing and post-production on Linux.

DaVinci Resolve supports Linux, but CentOS natively only. You can easily use it on Fedora, due and thanks to the kinship with the CentOS system. But, what about Debian and Ubuntu Linux?

Thanks to the opensource community and to the person of Daniel Tufvesson, it’s easy and fun to install it on Debian based distro. All you need is the MakeResolveDeb script. So, step by step.

First, for AMD GPU based system, you need the OpenCL part of the AMD GPU-PRO driver. Download it from the AMD website and do:

$ ./amdgpu-pro-install --opencl=legacy,pal --headless

Then download the DaVinci Resolve Linux Installer, so go to https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/ and download the official installer *.zip archive for DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio for Linux and save it into a new empty directory.

Download the MakeResovleDeb version that match the version of DaVinci Resolve you are going to install from https://www.danieltufvesson.com/makeresolvedeb.

Unpack both DaVinci Resolve and MakeResovleDeb in the same folder:

$ cd ~/resolvedeb
$ unzip DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_16.0_Linux.zip
$ tar zxvf makeresolvedeb_16.0-1.sh.tar.gz

Execute the MakeResolveDeb script giving the correct argument lite or studio in case of the version you downloaded.

$ ./makeresolvedeb_16.0-1.sh lite

Wait for the end of the process and install the Debian package with double click, dpkg or through Ubuntu Software.

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