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Attribute Ratings

  • DaVinci Resolve is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Filmora is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

DaVinci Resolve

84%
20 Ratings
6.6

Filmora

66%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

DaVinci Resolve

100%
1 Rating

Filmora

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

DaVinci Resolve

89%
3 Ratings
9.0

Filmora

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

1.9

DaVinci Resolve

19%
9 Ratings
9.1

Filmora

91%
7 Ratings

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

  • It is like simple! simply drop some video and pictures and put music below it and DONE! you have got your video.
  • It has a number of transitions and video results. Some strong colors and objects that you could use.
  • The export high quality is incredible.
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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 online store can be a little clunky, sometimes requiring me to login two or three times. After a successful login, everything works fine.
  • Occasionally the transitions don't export into the video correctly, usually by not being in the correct place in the video. I always check my exported video before closing out my project.
  • I didn't find any audio files included in the standard offering or from the online store.
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Pricing Details

DaVinci Resolve

Starting Price

$0 Free

Editions & Modules

DaVinci Resolve editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
DaVinci Resolve 17$0.001
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17$295.002

Footnotes

  1. Free
  2. perpetual license

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Filmora

Starting Price

$7.99 per month

Editions & Modules

Filmora editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Subscription Plan$39.991
Perpetual Plan$69.992
Bundle Subscription Plan$99.873
Business Annual PlanStarting at $155.884
Educational$7.995

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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