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DaVinci Resolve Free Effects

Davinci resolve free effects
Published 1 March 2021

Last updated on 28 February 2022

DaVinci Resolve is one of the best 5 editing software, used by many color grading specialists and video editors to give life to any type of video, It combines professional video editing, color grading, visual effects, and audio mixing all in one tool. There are many DaVinci Resolve Free Effects that can make your job easier and faster. This article will be about how you can get these tools easy and completely free!

This software is completely free, you can download it directly from Blackmagic Design, the current developer of this software. It doesn’t matter if you have a machine that runs macOS, Windows, or Linux, DaVinci Resolve is available on each of those.

Built-In Davinci Resolve Free Effects

Like any other similar tool, Resolve has some built-in effects and presets. Most of them are basic, like color correction, particle generator, deformers, trackers, blur, and many more. You can access them by going to the Fusion tab in your DaVinci Resolve software, right-click in the Nodes window area, select Add Tool and all the tool categories will appear in a new table.

How to add tools in davinci resolve

Another way to access your tools, plug-ins, or script is to simply left-click on your Nodes window and press down shift plus spacebar. It will pop up this window:

How to add tools in davinci resolve

Type what are you looking for, select it, and press Add.

Here, you can find very useful plug-ins, but for some more complicated stuff, you might not find the right plug-in here. No worries, there are ways to get more plug-ins. For instance, you can either purchase them from third-party developers like Red Giant, BorisFX, and others, either get them for free from community developers through Reactor.


Reactor is an open-source package manager created by the “we suck less” community. This community creates DaVinci Resolve free effects, macros, titles, fuses, scripts, and templates. They allow you to download it with the ease of just a click of a button. 

It is easy to install! Just access this link and download it from there. Once you have downloaded it, you want to go inside DaVinci Resolve, go to the Fusion tab, and drop the downloaded file inside the Node window. It will pop up this window:

Davinci resolve free effects

You have to press “install and launch” and wait for the installation process to load. Afterward, it will pop a new window that contains all the available, plug-ins, templates, and scripts that it contains.

Davinci resolve free effects

To install them, you have to select what you desire and press install. Be aware that some of them will prompt you with a donation, which is not mandatory — these are all completely free. 

After the final installation, you will be able to use your new DaVinci Resolve free effects by searching them with the two methods shown before.

Now you know how to get free effects, templates, scripts, plug-ins for DaVinci Resolve! Don`t forget, if there is something you can’t find, you can always try and see if it is available for purchase.

Hopefully, you can use these tools to create beautiful visual effects and that they will make your work easier.

Bounce Color

Bounce Color has a wide range of free effects that work super well with DaVinci Resolve. Crafted by Filmmakers, the team at Bounce Color have created some of the most coolest products for the Filmmaking community to this day.

Free effects for DaVinci Resolve from Bounce Color:

Animated Elements if you like the free version (paid)

They even have a bundle of Animated Elements that drag & drop directly into DaVinci Resolve. These are brilliant because they are provided in a choice of 6K resolution or 4K resolution. You also receive 3 file types with every download:

  • Prores + alpha
  • MP4 H264
  • PNG Photos
Animated elements bundle
About Author

After spending 6 years in the post-production studio, Mihai decided to share his insights on video editing and computers.