How do i activate the license key

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pritam11

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How do i activate the license key

PostThu Apr 08, 2021 5:10 am

HI Guys,

I have been using DR free version all these years. DR 16.X. Finally, i decided to take the plunge and bought the license from Adorama --> https://www.adorama.com/bmdvrs.html

Now i want to activate the license. Here are my questions regarding this

> How do i activate the license on the already-installed DR 16.X. I don't want to use DR 17.X yet. I just want to continue using DR 16.X. Will i have to uninstall the free version of 16.X and install the studio version of 16.X ? Please let me know.

> On the similar line, how do i activate the Black Magic Studio.


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Pritam
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Re: How do i activate the license key

PostThu Apr 08, 2021 5:59 am

Hi Pritam,

You cannot activate the free version of DaVinci Resolve - you will need to uninstall it first, download the DaVinci Resolve Studio (the paid one - you can find the installer for 16.X on the support site) and install it. Upon first start it will display a window to enter your key and (with some luck as there we some temporary problems with the licensing server recently) you'll have your Studio up and running.
Of course - you are strongly advised to make a backup of all your projects/databases before ding this, but in my humble experience I've never had any issues with upgrades from v15 to v16 to v17, including all subversions along the way
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Re: How do i activate the license key

PostThu Apr 08, 2021 3:33 pm

Great , thx for the response and advice Daniel.

Regarding the 2nd question, I think I mis-typed. Actually I intended to ask , How should I activate the license for Black Magic Fusion with the same license ? Do I have to uninstall the free version of fusion and reinstall the paid version , just like DR ?


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Pritam
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Re: How do i activate the license key

PostThu Apr 08, 2021 4:35 pm

pritam11 wrote:Great , thx for the response and advice Daniel.

Regarding the 2nd question, I think I mis-typed. Actually I intended to ask , How should I activate the license for Black Magic Fusion with the same license ? Do I have to uninstall the free version of fusion and reinstall the paid version , just like DR ?


Thx
Pritam

Yes. Download Fusion Studio and the same key works for Fusion and Davinci (as of version 17). For me the first time I activated I had to type in the Activation Key but since then there's been no issues.
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Re: How do i activate the license key

PostThu Apr 08, 2021 6:16 pm

pritam11 wrote:Great , thx for the response and advice Daniel.

Regarding the 2nd question, I think I mis-typed. Actually I intended to ask , How should I activate the license for Black Magic Fusion with the same license ? Do I have to uninstall the free version of fusion and reinstall the paid version , just like DR ?


Thx
Pritam


I'm not 100% sure but as far as I can remember Fusion Studio introduced Software Key licensing only in v17, so for v16.X you must have a dongle (which will activate the DaVinci Resolve Studio as well, by the way)
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Re: How do i activate the license key

PostFri Apr 09, 2021 3:44 am

Correct.
Don't approach Resolve with your expectations from other NLEs! They are all different.
Resolve Studio 17.1.1 and Fusion Studio 17, macOS 10.15.7
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