Package Details: davinci-resolve 16.1.1-1

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Package Base: davinci-resolve
Description: Professional A/V post-production software suite from Blackmagic Design
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Keywords: blackmagic davinci editor resolve video
Licenses: Commercial
Conflicts: davinci-resolve, davinci-resolve-studio, davinci-resolve-studio-beta
Provides: davinci-resolve
Submitter: jonathon
Maintainer: satriani
Last Packager: satriani
Votes: 44
Popularity: 1.83
First Submitted: 2017-04-19 20:57
Last Updated: 2019-11-01 10:54

Pinned Comments

satriani commented on 2019-10-21 09:52

With this new version, you no longer need to download the ZIP file from the Blackmagic Design website. The script does it automatically.

satriani commented on 2018-09-12 08:02

Issues and bugs, please report on the official forum here: Thank you!

You can check if you have a working configuration here:

ATTENTION: Please don't flag this package as out-of-date before beta version has been released as stable!

This is a current stable Package!

The current free beta is available here:

And for current studio beta here:


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funnyprun commented on 2019-08-15 16:52

Hello, this package is working very good aside from an issue where I am unable to input Japanse characters in the textboxes. I'm using fcitx-mozc and fcitx-diagnose tool reports no problems with qt5 nor gtk2. So, I'm a bit confused as to what is causing this problem. I would appreciate any help!

cschmid commented on 2019-07-24 07:48

@Weby: Thank you for the hint! I already removed it.

FraYoshi commented on 2019-07-24 07:08

there's something broken but can't find where.. basically, gets created a symlink that points to "/home/alex/Downloads/DaVinci_Resolve_${pkgver}" I've solved creating the user "alex" and giving permissions.

Weby commented on 2019-07-21 15:21

@cschmid bzip2 reinstated the symlink in the latest version. Remove the symlink or --overwrite it with pacman.

wojtex commented on 2019-07-11 16:10

@cschmid, maybe you have to import videos in MJPEG format: ffmpeg -i INPUT_VIDEO.MP4 -codec:video mjpeg -q:v 3 -an OUTPUT_VIDEO.AVI

About bzip2, maybe instead of arguing on bugtracker, just edit the davinci-resolve PKGBUILD to provide that symlink?

cschmid commented on 2019-07-08 08:01

Added a request to reopen the libbzip2 bug ticket in order to add the missing symlink again (

cschmid commented on 2019-07-07 09:14

@Weby: Thank you, that is much more elegant than downgrading. I can start the app now, however I don't see any video playback / video preview. All vidio display is simply missing.

Does anybody know how to fix that?

Weby commented on 2019-07-07 07:48

Apparently, bzip2 version 1.0.7 (the latest as of right now) removes the /usr/lib/ symlink.

You could manually re-add it by issuing the following command : sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

No clue why they removed that symlink.

Be wary that in doing so, the next update of libbz2 might not work properly (you probably will need to remove the /usr/lib/ file before upgrading bzip2).

cschmid commented on 2019-07-07 07:45

As the ticket suggests, as a temporary workaround for the "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file library" issue, the bzip2 library can be downgraded to libz2 1.0.6

Steps that did the trick for me:

ls /var/cache/pacman/pkg | grep bzip2

,# choose a bzip2 version prior to 1.0.7. It worked for me with 1.0.6-8, which I will use in the following command:

sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/bzip2-1.0.6-8-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

,# it should now run without an error message (only some warnings appear):


cschmid commented on 2019-07-07 07:12

@Weby: I have bzip2 installed, but thank you for your attemt to help.

However, there seems to be a regression in bzip2 1.0.7 of missing symlinks according to this recently created bugticket I just found: This ticket has been closed though in favor of this one which has been closed too whith the argument "The soname is, so everything is correct here " I think this ticket needs to be reopened, as not everything is correct there.