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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

PowerDirector

Definitely suited for a business that has a presence on the internet. It is a relatively easy program to use and will make your video quality look professional. It doesn't matter what business you are into, if video is something that will take your company to another level than this is a good program to get the job done.
Chad Von Dette | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PowerDirector

  • Quick and easy video and audio editing.
  • Great transition options.
Anonymous | 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

PowerDirector

  • The advertisements to upgrade need to go. I understand you guys gotta make money but I already paid for the product I have and I don't need a popup every time I open the program telling me there is an upgrade available for $xx.99.
  • Better documentation on how to use certain plugins.
  • DirectorZone is pointless.
Matthew James | 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

PowerDirector

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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

PowerDirector

PowerDirector 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Again, I haven't tried a whole lot of different video editing software over the years, but of the ones I tried, PowerDirector seemed to be the right fit for me and the team I worked with. It helped solve the need for tutorial videos and it allowed us to create a bunch of videos in a very small time frame. I recommend it especially for people without a lot of video editing experience
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

PowerDirector

Although I do have Premiere Pro and PowerDirector AND use them BOTH. I find that I do go back to PowerDirector when I need to get something done in a hurry or for a smaller project. That's not to say that PowerDirector is insignificant or small, but more along the lines of efficient and affordable. Premiere Pro is great too but can be daunting for some.
Matthew James | 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

PowerDirector

  • Fast turn around on editing.
Vijay Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DaVinci Resolve

General

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

PowerDirector

General

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

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