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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is perfect for any video editing needs. It provides a lot of tools to control images, logos, text, transitions, as well as any other imported media that has been dragged to the timeline. It lets you create deliverables of very good quality and control every single detail from setup to final video export. It might not be the best option for a quick, simple video edit if the user does not how to use it because it will take a while to get on board on how to use it, even for simple edits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

By far Frame is the best video review service out there mainly due to how easy it is to introduce to new users, including on the client side. There is not much instruction required in order to share and edit with a client and ask them to start providing feedback - the system is designed to invite users to give notes and that alone is worth the money.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.5
Task Management
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.4
Mobile Access
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
7.9
Search
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.1
Visual planning tools
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.7

Communication

DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.6
Chat
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.4
Notifications
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.8
Discussions
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.3
Internal knowledgebase
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
10.0

File Sharing & Management

DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.5
Versioning
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.7
Video files
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.8
Audio files
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.7
Document collaboration
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
10.0
Access control
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.3
Advanced security features
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.3
Integrates with Google Drive
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.0
Device sync
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
9.4

Pros

DaVinci Resolve

  • 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.
Jason Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

  • Frame.io provides an intuitive interface for clients to leave detailed feedback on videos they've hired us to produce. Users can leave public or private comments and start and stop on whichever video frames they choose. Users can draw on a frame using a non-destructive marker to make specific feedback (e.g. I don't like that this window is overexposed and is distracting me from looking at the interview). This allows for making nuanced critiques that are otherwise difficult to convey without using screengrabs or long email threads.
  • Frame.io is easy to learn. If a user is new to the application, the software determines this and a short tutorial video pops up and teaches the new user how to interact with the application. It does this without taking the user to a new page and risk confusing a client. The software is simple to use and I never have issues with uninformed or flustered clients because of it.
  • Frame.io makes sharing simple. Producers can send review links within the application or copy and paste the link into an email, whichever their preference. Users can also create live presentations to walk clients through a video as well. I've not used this feature extensively, so I'm unsure of how well it works, but the option is available.
  • Frame.io interacts with video editing software (i.e. After Effects, Premiere Pro) using a plug-in. Before applications like Frame.io, we had to reference emails with timecodes and then decipher what the client is asking to have changed. It was cryptic, and feels archaic in hindsight. Now, the integration between the application and our software is seamless. I can revisit feedback by clicking on a comment in the review window, and it takes me to the exact point of criticism in the timeline. It's so easy to use and saves so much time.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DaVinci Resolve

  • 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.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

  • Frame.io's permissions aren't great. Each individual project has its own permissions and there is no way to set a general admin permissions to team members thus allowing them to be added to every project.
  • Frame.io sometimes has issues for our clients where they cannot add edits or where their film does not load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 6.0
Based on 3 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

Frame.io

Frame.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used other video review systems, Frame was the only one I didn't question how they allowed you to review - I just started reviewing. It's that simple. It's easy to set up projects, invite collaborators, and then provide a final cut for download. It's naturally built for the kind of work that TV/Film & video production companies do.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 2.6
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

Frame.io

Frame.io 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I've only reached out to Frame.io a few times but they responded quickly and offered achievable solutions. The fact that I haven't had to reach out to them more is proof that the platform is easy to use, reliable, and can run on its own. The only issues we have had were related to uploading issues on our end.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve has a comparable learning curve to the other video editing platforms that I have used. I like the DaVinci Resolve allows me to export videos for free and without a watermark, and still has just as many features as Adobe Premiere. It definitely renders faster than Blender and lets me have more control over precise timings.
Aubrey Kall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

Frame.io is better when being compared to the Google Drive as a platform just because of the usability. Frame.io has a more simple design format, that makes organizing projects and file structures much more readily available when doing a quick search. The ability to review and comment on the different projects is also better in Frame.io as it shows who said what and at what timecode they are referring to.
Alyssa Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Frame.io

  • Frame.io has allowed the team to collaborate on our own schedules
  • Frame.io has allowed the team to collaborate remotely
  • Frame.io has allowed us to share content with clients for feedback before publishing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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
Additional Pricing Details

Frame.io

General

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

Frame.io Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree1
Pro$152
Team$252
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. For up to 2 users
  2. per user/per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DaVinci Resolve
8.2
Frame.io
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

DaVinci Resolve
10.0
Frame.io

Usability

DaVinci Resolve
6.0
Frame.io
10.0

Support Rating

DaVinci Resolve
2.6
Frame.io
8.9

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