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Attribute Ratings

  • DaVinci Resolve is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Uniconverter is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

DaVinci Resolve

84%
20 Ratings
6.5

Uniconverter

65%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

DaVinci Resolve

100%
1 Rating

Uniconverter

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.4

DaVinci Resolve

94%
3 Ratings

Uniconverter

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.8

DaVinci Resolve

18%
9 Ratings
8.3

Uniconverter

83%
3 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

I am constantly having to convert video files from one format to one that works throughout our Trust, adjusting the Codec. Uniconverter is great for this purpose, it is also useful in downloading videos from various websites.
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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

  • Converts video files into different formats (CODECs), which is necessary for editing and for the output of finished files.
  • Lets you convert many characteristics of the video file, such as CODEC, frame rate, frame size, etc, which is great as different uses of video require files made to widely varying specs.
  • Lets you convert among many video CODEC, so you can make video fies for just about any need.
  • Uniconverter is also very useful in downloading video from many websites.
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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

  • I only ask for one additional feature and that is to be able to 'normalise' the audio level when the production includes audio tracks drawn from different sources as such levels can vary widely.
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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

Uniconverter

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Uniconverter editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional 39.95

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Problem solved, but it took some time and I did not know in between if there would be a solution.
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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

    I've used many products and while none are perfect, all except Wondershare conduct themselves appropriately and function within existing frameworks for customer service, warranty etc.
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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

    • Given the low cost of Uniconverter, this product has helped us convert files faster, letting us complete editing projects more quickly, which is great. It's very necessary to be able to convert video files as needed.
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