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  • How in the heck do you buy DaVinci Resolve Studio?

    Posted by Jeremy Garchow on February 10, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    I want to finally purchase the studio version for greater than 4k footage handling. B&H doesn’t offer v16 Activation Cards. Amazon (?) shows 2 copies avails. I guess I could buy it from the AppStore, but is that wise? Not sure what to do here.


    Robert Jackson
    replied 3 years, 2 months ago
    5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Robert Olding

    February 10, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Version 17 is still in Beta. I’m assuming you could purchase it directly from Blackmagic once it’s officially released. You could contact them directly for version 16.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    February 10, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    It literally says “Find reseller” on their website. Can’t buy direct.

  • Tom Watson

    February 10, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    It doesn’t matter what version the card says it will work on the current version. In the past I purchased a version 12 card from B&H when version 15 was the current version. I am still using that same activation today. I also purchased a Fusion Studio Dongle from B&H last year and it continues to work on all versions of Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    February 10, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Yes, but buying a card right now seems difficult as it’s “out of stock”. Maybe I will try Amazon but that seems a bit weird.

  • Tom Watson

    February 10, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Go to the Black Magic site and look at the list of resellers:

  • Jeremy Garchow

    February 10, 2021 at 9:09 pm
  • Tom Watson

    February 11, 2021 at 12:58 am

    There is a list of vendors there. Try another vendor.

  • Michael Gissing

    February 11, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Jeremy at the moment they are giving away the Studio license with the little edit panel. So you basically get the edit panel for nothing if you want to buy the license. The license can be an activation or a usb dongle and it automatically works with all version of Resolve. I am still using my original dongle bought when I was using version 8 and it will work with 17 when I upgrade soon. I wouldn’t get it via the app store. Better to have it direct. I could have sold you a spare which came with my latest Ursa Mini camera but I just sold it yesterday for half price

  • Jeremy Garchow

    February 11, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Yes. I can’t buy the edit panel either as it’s all out of stock. Oh well, I figured another way around it.

    Sorry I missed your extra copy! That would have been perfect.

  • Robert Jackson

    April 1, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Bought my DR17 in mid Nov 2020 from B & H photo. I received the software in the mail within the week. My edit controller finally arrived today Mar 31, 2021.

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