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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DaVinci Resolve

Resolve is great and offers so many neat features, like camera tracking, expansive control over your image's color, and an amazing noise reduction plugin. This is a great option for coloring, and I'd recommend most production teams looking for a robust coloring software to look into Resolve and give it a go. It's worth it, even though you'll have to break away from working in Premiere Pro, etc.If you don't have the money to pay for the full version, it might be better to just use the free version (which is still great. It's a steal honestly) and perhaps down the road pay for the full thing.
Chris Hecox | 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
7.3
Task Management
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Mobile Access
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
7.0
Search
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
7.0

Communication

DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Chat
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Notifications
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0

File Sharing & Management

DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Versioning
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Video files
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Audio files
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Access control
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Advanced security features
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0
Device sync
DaVinci Resolve
Frame.io
8.0

Pros

DaVinci Resolve

  • DaVinci Resolve does color correction via masking really well. The mask tracking feature is much faster and accurate than similar software applications. These are strengths for DaVinci Resolve, as they appeal to both the professional and amateur editor.
  • DaVinci Resolve's free version is extremely robust. This means that anyone who is unsure about the software can really do an in-depth test run with the majority of features, and evaluate if it is for them before making a purchase.
  • DaVinci Resolve is user-friendly. It's extremely easy to adjust default settings and customize your fades, transitions, etc. exactly how you want them, rather than having to adjust each time you add them to the timeline. This is a strength for Resolve, as it leaves users feeling more empowered and saves time.
Anonymous | 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

  • The interface can be confusing.
  • Not as well integrated with outside software as some competitors.
  • Noise reduction only available in the paid version.
Anonymous | 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 1 answer
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 8.8
Based on 4 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 8.5
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

For a small business, DaVinci's price point (free / $300) makes it a strong competitor to Adobe Premiere. FCP costs roughly the same, but then DaVinci's color correction is better. If you do not need all the color correction options, then even the free version could be an option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

We used to use Dropbox as our main point of uploading and holding videos, but it was such a hassle because our edits came separately. It was almost just used as storage, and we had to have a separate email(s) with all of the edits coming from different departments. With Frame.io, the upload takes less time, people can add comments directly on the videos, AND the fact that you can upload new versions and literally use the same link is a total game-changer.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DaVinci Resolve

  • The ROI was well worth it. Our videos have never looked better.
  • Color Correction has also taken us less time than before. It's been fantastic.
  • Making videos faster and better looking is a definite win-win!
Matt Graf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Frame.io

  • Frame.io has cut review time in half for us. When compared to the olden days of email threads for video review, I'll never want to go back. This is a huge time saver.
  • Frame.io gives a high sense of professionalism. I've had multiple clients express their delight with the application. It helps our feedback process, but also keeps our clients happy.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DaVinci Resolve

General

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

Frame.io

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DaVinci Resolve
9.4
Frame.io
8.9

Usability

DaVinci Resolve
6.0
Frame.io
10.0

Support Rating

DaVinci Resolve
8.8
Frame.io
8.5

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