DaVinci Resolve vs. Filmora

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DaVinci Resolve
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Australian company Blackmagic Design offers their video editing application DaVinci Resolve for a wide range of high quality ultra HD effects, render queue, and video uploading options among other features.
$0
Free
Filmora
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Filmora from Wondershare is the company's video editing software available for a monthly or annual subscription, with support for 4k editing and a wide (and growing) range of available effects.
$7.99
per month
Pricing
DaVinci ResolveFilmora
Editions & Modules
DaVinci Resolve 17
$0.00
Free
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17
$295.00
perpetual license
Educational
$7.99
per month
Subscription Plan
$39.99
per year
Perpetual Plan
$69.99
one-time fee
Bundle Subscription Plan
$99.87
per year
Business Annual Plan
Starting at $155.88
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DaVinci ResolveFilmora
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
DaVinci ResolveFilmora
Considered Both Products
DaVinci Resolve
Chose DaVinci Resolve
It has a free version that is very complete. It lets everyone on the team use a lot of very good tools for video editing that would be very expensive while using other solutions that are equally excellent but not as generous. The cost is a very good reason but not the only one, …
Filmora
Chose Filmora
I truly do not utilize Adobe Premiere Professional and DaVinci Resolve. However, the time when I'm beginning to study to video edit for a faculty challenge. I used the trial of Adobe and DaVinci however I actually don't get the way to use them even after watching loads of …
Chose Filmora
There is no comparison, except the price; you get what you pay for. Buy cheap crap and you get cheap crap. I think Filmora relies on the price of their product to seduce customers and then only offers a meager amount of product, which is actually very substandard.
Chose Filmora
DaVinci, despite having a paid version, has a totally free version that allows us to make a good number of edits to our video. Of course, we will have to know the environment to control all the parameters it includes and have a powerful computer. Among some of its advantages: …
Chose Filmora
Filmora is great for quick video edits and is quick to load and operate on lower-end PC. It lacks some of the more advanced features, but for some of the training and promotional videos, these are not needed. Filmora is easy to learn for any type of user, it doesn't require …
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User Ratings
DaVinci ResolveFilmora
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(20 ratings)
2.1
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.9
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.4
(5 ratings)
9.3
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
DaVinci ResolveFilmora
Likelihood to Recommend
Blackmagic Design
I learned so much from this instructional exercise, and I appreciated how the educator is an expert all-day colorist. The section on sound reduction was particularly instructive. I noticed a few inconsistencies between certain methodologies in this instructional exercise and approaches suggested in the Advanced Color Grading in Resolve 15 instructional exercise (e.g., where to place sound reduction in the hub tree), but this is to be expected given that there is no one right way to do any of this. I also learned a lot about Resolve's "Restoration" modules for working with authentic film. This instructional exercise will come up again and again in my work.
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Wondershare Technology
Filmora is best for anyone who wants a medium-advanced video editing software but is not wanting to spend the time and money required to learn advanced editing software like Adobe Premier Pro. You can start making great looking videos in just a few hours with Filmora. Filmora is also a great option for professional video editors who want a lighter, faster and more fun program for editing smaller projects like videos for social media and video ads[.]
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Pros
Blackmagic Design
  • Comprehensive - It has video editing, motion graphics, audio, and export tools in one package. It's probably more than most people need, but you don't have to use all of the tools.
  • Platform and format agnostic - I like that I can work on projects on Mac or PC, and there are regular updates for new codecs and cameras. You can edit pretty much any format with no compatibility worries.
  • Price - They offer a free version which has most of the functionality. It's a great way to try before you buy and learn the tools. The final price is only $300 per license for the full product. It's a bargain for everything you get, and you don't feel like you're not getting your money's worth, even if you don't use all of the tools.
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Wondershare Technology
  • Edits videos very well.
  • Records the screen of your computer perfectly. This is great if you are an architect because you can show on a video how you make your renderings and plans with Autocad, chief architect premier, Adobe photoshop or even revit.
  • You can cut videos perfectly and add music to them easily.
  • You can use several predesigned themes to create any video you desire.
  • You can add as much text as you want to your videos
  • There are several filters you can use to improve the images on the recordings.
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Cons
Blackmagic Design
  • Some areas of Resolve can leave inexperienced users feeling a bit handicapped. Multiple user sign-ins can be confusing, and determining where to place the database of users might need troubleshooting. The exporting workflow is a bit finicky and will need to be learned to use for even simple capabilities.
  • Resolve is not friendly on a single screen editing workflow, and even worse on a laptop. Ideally, an editor has multiple screens in the first place, but because a colorist needs to see scopes and monitor, handling both on the same screen, along with all tools is a challenge. This software is best with more screens.
  • While the NLE capability of Resolve makes for a quick editing workspace, my little experience with it leads me to the conclusion that unless someone desires a completely free alternative to other NLE software, Resolve is not your best friend. Other programs are better.
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Wondershare Technology
  • The enhancing half is a bit bizarre, it is like you're driving in the UK, I am undecided why they selected to reverse clipping and reduce movies
  • More often than not I've to deal with not screwing up the video timeline however accidentally delete or enhance a clip.
  • I hope they modify it to a extra common enhancing mode.
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Usability
Blackmagic Design
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.
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Wondershare Technology
Everything I have tried to do was easy to figure out. The export and online store where you get additional titles, etc. have very minor issues, correct those and it's a solid 10.
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Support Rating
Blackmagic Design
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.
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Wondershare Technology
I'm giving this a ten because I haven't needed the support in any way, however, I've gotten correspondence from them letting me know that they are available if needed. I've seen reviews saying the support is lacking but those were years ago. I'm assuming they've figured everything out by now.
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Alternatives Considered
Blackmagic Design
It has a free version that is very complete. It lets everyone on the team use a lot of very good tools for video editing that would be very expensive while using other solutions that are equally excellent but not as generous. The cost is a very good reason but not the only one, the software is actually really good.
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Wondershare Technology
Filmora is easy enough to use after you get started. There are other programs with more functions but that depends on what you need it for. Just for cutting and small editing Filmora is really great and useful. Movavi has more functions, or at least it felt like it but therefore is more complicated to use.
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Return on Investment
Blackmagic Design
  • Bringing all our video development inhouse has helped us save over $9,000 annually. And a huge part of doing it successfully has been because of DaVinci Resolve.
  • In our first year, we pivoted between DaVinci and Adobe for which would be our primary video production software. The results of both test runs showed that DaVinci needed half the total time investment needed to take a novice through training to completing their first major project when compared to Premiere.
  • DaVinci's hardware requirements were higher than what we mostly had, so we have had to invest more in better equipment to be able to execute. But overall, it's still a significant positive net return when we consider how much we have saved and earned directly as a result.
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Wondershare Technology
  • We save dozens of hours a month on video editing so the ROI was immediate
  • With Filmora, we are able to train new staff quickly on how to use the software
  • Fimora has made video editing more fun and creative for our marketing team
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