DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve

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Score 8.5 out of 100
DaVinci Resolve

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What is DaVinci Resolve?

Australian company Blackmagic Design offers their video editing application DaVinci Resolve for a wide range of high quality ultra HD effects, render queue, and video uploading options among other features.
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DaVinci Resolve 17

$0.00

On Premise
Free

DaVinci Resolve Studio 17

$295.00

On Premise
perpetual license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is DaVinci Resolve?

Australian company Blackmagic Design offers their video editing application DaVinci Resolve for a wide range of high quality ultra HD effects, render queue, and video uploading options among other features.

DaVinci Resolve Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Australian company Blackmagic Design offers their video editing application DaVinci Resolve for a wide range of high quality ultra HD effects, render queue, and video uploading options among other features.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of DaVinci Resolve are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Adobe Premiere Pro is now a subscription-based software. The yearly cost is fairly high and keeps increasing. There is no option to pay once, you keep paying as long as you want to use it. I have been able to do everything I want/need to do in DaVinci Resolve, with no cost for the software!
Anthony K. Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Fred Xorla Adzoyi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

DaVinci has been our preferred tool versus Adobe Premiere. One reason is that its cleaner interface helps make learning easier. Secondly, it handles work on audio components absolutely way better than Adobe does. Thirdly, the features that come with the free version of DaVinci is comparable to the much more expensive Adobe Premiere, and even better in several areas as well.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Shubham Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am selecting this for cool transitions, effects, and titles. I can export my files to any of the formats such as mp4, mov, mpeg, etc. DaVinci Resolve workspace is very easy to use. I can edit the video in very easy steps with sound, effect, color touch-up, and HDR Grading.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Jason Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Davinci Resolve is MUCH cheaper than Adobe's video tools, but is harder to learn and lacks the rest of Adobe's image editing and design tools. Pricing is comparable to Final Cut Pro X, but Final Cut is Mac-only, and you have to purchase motion graphics and compression tools separately. Final Cut has an easier, more intuitive interface, but is limited compared to Resolve's cluttered, all-you-can-eat package. All three are good platforms, but Davinci wins on price.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Whereas Cubase and Ableton are great for writing music (my primary job), Resolve is perfect for recording dialogue and editing together an entire timeline for a show. The post tools that are included are top-notch, and if you've ever used a DAW before, DaVinci Resolve will feel a lot like them, which shortens the learning curve significantly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro are similar, but in leagues of their own. We often use both products interchangeably as they can certainly complement one another. Overall, because of the more intuitive workflow for finalizing and coloring a video in DaVinci Resolve, we often default to it to keep everything in one place.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premier Pro is a great software suit that provides a comprehensive suit of complementing video production features. Whilst it is one of the stand-out products world wide, it comes with a steep price tag, whereas Da Vinci Resolve is priced more favorably.

Final Cut Pro X is the cherry on top with regards to video editing worldwide, but it is extremely resource heavy and limited to Apple hardware. This means that the initial startup cost for a basic video editing "station" is exorbitant.

As mentioned previously, the three editing packages are all in the same league with regards to functionality, usability and quality but they are heavily differentiated based on cost.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Matt Graf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've also used Adobe Speedgrade and the built-in color correction capabilities within Adobe Premiere. Neither one of those are as robust or perform to the caliber that DaVinci Resolve does. It is on the next level in terms of color correction and creating a high-quality look for your video productions.
Dan Talvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
DaVinci Resolve is a fantastic free option. For a while, we utilized DaVinci Resolve as our primary video editing software as it allowed us to produce high-quality videos for our marketing and services with low start-up cost. However, as our needs progressed, we eventually made the decision to go with Adobe Premiere Pro, as we were already looking towards other Adobe products for other aspects of our churches media and visual communications.
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