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Likelihood to Recommend

Avid MediaCentral

Avid MediaCentral is great for smaller projects that are one minute in length or less. This is why it has been used for digital ads, social media posts, and quick commercials that we put out on our TV network and YouTube channel.
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

DaVinci Resolve

It's a really full-featured software suite, but based on the learning curve it may be best suited for quick edits and audio touch-up for organizations that don't have a dedicated video specialist. For organizations that do have someone with a video background, the price for this suite is amazing, but you'll need to give that person time and online training to make the most of all of the tools.
Jason Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avid MediaCentral

  • Easy use
  • Helpful tools
  • No lag time
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

DaVinci Resolve

  • Resolve isn't extremely difficult to learn, at least from a UI perspective. I've found learning the node system isn't a steep learning curve. Users who can visualize how they want a grade or match to look can find their way around the software and use simple tools to get close to their result. People can do this without a lot of experience with the software.
  • Resolve provides extremely complex color grading opportunities, depending on how deeply you wish to use the software. One can fine tune an image, or use a plethora of masks, camera tracking, effects, and small tweaks to get images precisely where they want. It's a versatile software with so many options for every color grading scenario.
  • Resolve is free to use. I'm not too familiar with the NLE function of the program, but as a free software, one can accomplish a lot of work without needing to pay. Noise reduction can be a critical element of Resolve, so in that case, you'll need to purchase the full version to utilize the software to its fullest.
  • Resolve is popular enough that the internet provides many resources, forums, and tutorial videos to better learn the software. This is a big deal for helping to navigate Resolve's capabilities.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avid MediaCentral

  • Faster export time
  • More updates
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

DaVinci Resolve

  • Continually crashes to desktop.
  • Extremely resource intensive.
  • Inconsistent functionality that isn't clearly explained.
  • Not at all smooth to use.
  • Simple features are hidden behind unnecessary menus or easily missed icons.
  • Allows you to export .MKV files but doesn't let you import .MKV files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avid MediaCentral

No score
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DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 2.2
Based on 2 answers
Da Vinci Resolve is up there amongst the big, professional video editing packages like Apple's FinalCutPro and Adobe Premier Pro. To just be included in this league, the package needs to have a plethora of features that the common man does not need. In essence, this overwhelming amount of features makes the product tricky to learn, but once you have the hang of it, it is a dream.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avid MediaCentral

Avid MediaCentral 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I honestly haven’t had that many issues that have required need to contact customer support.
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 5.8
Based on 5 answers
Not only do they have classes available in Los Angeles, but they'll also allow you to work from home with the manual and demo materials, and then let you test out to get a certification. They get back to you quickly when you email, and they've got a "family" approach to customer service, they make you feel like you're important to them.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avid MediaCentral

I’ve used Adobe Premiere Pro for longer videos, and while I like it almost as much, I have used and been trained on Avid since I was in college, so I am most comfortable with this software for editing purposes.
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

DaVinci Resolve

Adobe Premiere Pro is now a subscription-based software. The yearly cost is fairly high and keeps increasing. There is no option to pay once, you keep paying as long as you want to use it. I have been able to do everything I want/need to do in DaVinci Resolve, with no cost for the software!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avid MediaCentral

  • Control over content
  • No outsourcing work to third party
Emily Giannakas | TrustRadius Reviewer

DaVinci Resolve

  • DaVinci Resolve has resulted in a lot of happy customers. When comparing revisions to the visual style of projects, a client 9 times out of 10 prefers the look of a video from Resolve.
  • DaVinci Resolve has had a positive effect on the users in our organization. Color-correction can be done in a fraction of the time with more accuracy, helping us feel less pressure when approaching deadlines.
  • DaVinci Resolve has helped on our bottom line as we do not need to license multiple users, and often the free version of the software is more than enough to achieve the final product we are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avid MediaCentral

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Avid MediaCentral Editions & Modules

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DaVinci Resolve

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

DaVinci Resolve Editions & Modules

Edition
DaVinci Resolve 17$0.001
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17$295.002
  1. Free
  2. perpetual license
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