DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve

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Score 8.6 out of 100
DaVinci Resolve

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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

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  • 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 8.9.

The most common users of DaVinci Resolve are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Anthony K. Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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
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DaVinci Resolve is great for working on projects where the source or original audio is not great. With Fairlight, you would be able to do so much work to improve the quality of the audio from right within DaVinci without the need to switch to audio enhancing software. Final output rendering in DaVinci is also very stress free. It does not take as long, and rarely ever produces glitchy content.
On the other hand, there are bugs that make the software crash unexpectedly and might cause loss of hours of work if not being consistently saved.
Score 1 out of 10
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There is a reason why edits are done in AVID and color corrected perhaps with the color correction on resolve these days. Other than that edit, fusion, Fairlight and deliver are worthless in our 25-year experience. We have cut in film, tape and seen the technology change. We are sticking to what works and won’t kill our business when we attempt to deliver projects using anything Balckmagic except for Color.
Michael Romano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Frankly, I think DaVinci Resolve is absolutely amazing and I'm shocked that it's free. The people at Blackmagic Design are very generous to give away a free version-- especially in light of how powerful the free version is. I used to use Sony Vegas, CyberLink PowerDirector, and Adobe Premier Elements, but I may go full-time to just using DaVinci Resolve. In using it for only a few hours, I felt it was already more intuitive and powerful than any of those other programs.
Score 9 out of 10
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This is a great program if you're looking for a free platform that can get the job done. It IS difficult to know where your files are stored though, so I'm not sure how to make a backup of my projects. All in all, I would recommend this software to any video editor just starting out.
Shubham Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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When my colleagues use premiere pro and then I have to convert that project into final cut pro, DaVinci Resolve helps me to convert my project to Final Cut Pro. Their noise cancellation tools are the best, and I got my voice very clear with the help of this software.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Jason Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It's a really full-featured software suite, but based on the learning curve it may be best suited for quick edits and audio touch-up for organizations that don't have a dedicated video specialist. For organizations that do have someone with a video background, the price for this suite is amazing, but you'll need to give that person time and online training to make the most of all of the tools.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I've been using DaVinci Resolve for audio production, specifically the Fairlight part of the program. It was easy for me to just jump in and record audio with the actors. Track setup, as well as recording multiple takes, is very intuitive, and the autosave feature is handy. I experienced very few crashes, and the database makes it easy to find where you left off when you come back to the program.
Score 10 out of 10
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DaVinci Resolve is well suited for applications where you would like to tweak and finalize the visual style of your project. Color correction is certainly its strong suit, and seems to use up less processing power than its competition. It is especially useful for anyone new to the industry, like an independent creator who doesn't perhaps have the beefed-up computers of larger productions. It may be less well suited for applications where heavy audio correction needs to be done.
Score 8 out of 10
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Well Suited:
  • Video editing for promotional videos and advertising,
  • High-impact training videos with lots of demonstrated content and little text,
  • Immersive media experiences,
  • Kiosk advertising design,
Not well suited:
  • Animation design and production,
  • Text-heavy media, for instance corporate presentations.
  • Home videos (The software is not for beginners and requires an in-depth understanding of certain concepts before it can be used.)
Score 10 out of 10
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The price point (free for the basic version, ≈ $300 for the pro version) makes it interesting for anybody to work with video, but it is a software for professionals so it's not good for editing your wedding videos. Online training material is excellent, so it's not hard to find answers, but not recommended to learn it just to edit a single project.
Matt Graf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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DaVinci Resolve is great for anyone who is seeking to take their video production quality to the next level. With its robust toolset, it is a fantastic thing to have at your disposal. It will elevate everything you create and help set your videos apart from others! Definitely something for the serious videographer!
Dan Talvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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DaVinci Resolve, at first glance, is a fantastic video editing application, especially for a free software. Blackmagic has included a great number of features and functionality to assist users in creating basic video productions to more advanced creations. Users looking to create basic advertising video materials will be happy with what DaVinci Resolve has to offer.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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