DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve

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Score 8.6 out of 100
DaVinci Resolve

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9 out of 10
November 04, 2021
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DaVinci Resolve 17

$0.00

On Premise
Free

DaVinci Resolve Studio 17

$295.00

On Premise
perpetual license

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  • 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

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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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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Multiple formats and resolutions.
  • Industries best color grading.
  • Fast processing.
  • Fairly low system requirements.
  • The interface can be confusing.
  • Not as well integrated with outside software as some competitors.
  • Noise reduction only available in the paid version.
Anthony K. Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • DaVinci Resolve gives clients broad assets to make figuring out how to involve the product as simple as conceivable skillfully. It likewise has an extremely energetic client local area for ideal internet-based commitment.
  • Sound handling with Fairlight is additionally non-similar to whatever else out there. It offers exceptionally progressed highlights for the greatest sound on video projects.
  • Working with various sound modules can get a piece bunched with new windows for each. Less difficult and more coordinated usefulness may be better.
  • A portion of the console's easy routes for executing ordinarily utilized capacities can be confounding and carves out the opportunity to become accustomed.
  • Perhaps they could investigate making a more essential variant that doesn't need such a lot of CPU ability to work.
Fred Xorla Adzoyi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Color correction in DaVinci Resolve is extremely advanced, but also relatively easy to execute when compared to other alternatives.
  • DaVinci Resolve provides users with extensive resources to make learning how to competently use the software as easy as possible. It also has a very vibrant user community for optimal online engagements.
  • Audio processing with Fairlight us also non-comparable to anything else out there. It offers very advanced features for the highest quality audio on video projects.
  • Working with multiple audio plugins can get a bit clustered with new windows for each. A simpler and more integrated functionality might be better.
  • Some of the keyboard shortcuts for executing commonly used functions can be confusing and takes time to get used to.
  • Maybe they could look into creating a more basic version that does not require so much CPU capacity to operate.
November 04, 2021

pure and simple

Score 9 out of 10
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  • exporting footage
  • updating older files
  • simplicity to audio edit
  • integrated chapter creating for videos
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Time line clearly shows what is going on with in the project screen.
  • It is super to control the background volume. No matter how many audio files we add.
  • It could be better if it has templates for the quick formation of video. In a manner like just adding audio and video files, it gives us the results with default settings.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Combine several videos into one view
  • Controlling the video timeline accurately
  • Providing excellent video editing tools
  • Allowing to control visualization with data on the control panels
  • It's not the most intuitive program
  • It has many buttons whose use is not clear
  • Some work views are very similar to others and can be confusing
  • It takes a while to load
Jason Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • Steep learning curve - You can get the basics of editing quickly if you've worked with other non-linear video editors, but the interface has significant differences from its competitors. Additionally, there is a very challenging curve to learning advanced features, especially in the motion graphics and compositing software. There are lots of resources online including plenty of free tutorial videos, but be prepared to spend some time learning the tools.
  • No integration with external software - While this software package is comprehensive for video post-production, it doesn't have built-in integration with image editing, 3D modeling, or music creation software. It can accept all of the formats that other software providers create, but other suites may offer this software and tie it all together well.
Score 2 out of 10
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  • The user interface is modern & sleek.
  • There are a lot of features to make use of.
  • The product is free.
  • Continually crashes to desktop.
  • Extremely resource intensive.
  • Inconsistent functionality that isn't clearly explained.
  • Not at all smooth to use.
  • Simple features are hidden behind unnecessary menus or easily missed icons.
  • Allows you to export .MKV files but doesn't let you import .MKV files.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • Although I see the practicality of having a somewhat fixed workspace, being used to other similar software with the flexibility of rearranging and resizing windows to my preference leaves me wanting that same option here.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Well structured workflow, from adding media, to editing it, to adding and modifying Fusion effects, Colorising, perfecting audio output and then the actual rendering and delivery of the media file.
  • Facilitates the use of OpenFX plugins for extended functionality
  • Highly configurable workspace that alows users migrating from other platforms like FinalCutPro, or Premier Pro, to choose a layout that they are used to working with.
  • Adapts efficiently to the memory and processing resources available on the installed platform.
  • Da Vinci Resolve has crashed on numerous occasions where the resource requirement has outstripped the availability. Limited logs are available to detail the failure.
  • The fragmented experience with regards to configuring Fusion effects and titles by navigating to a different tab, should be rethought and modified.
  • Having to add all media into a media pool before being able to use it does not suit the way that I produce video. I prefer an associated folder in which all project related videos are stored and would rather be able to pick anything from that folder than have to add files into a media pool before use.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The color correction is excellent. It provides a variety of tools for correcting color, way more than I need. In general, videos edited/corrected with DaVinci look better. There are a couple of filters available depending on the cameras used.
  • Syncing a variety of sources is a breeze. I ran several tests with up to 10 different sources when I switched from FCP to DaVinci, and DaVinci did a better job in a few cases.
  • Another reason to switch was the amount of render data FCP is writing (and saving) to the disk, which filled up hard drives. DaVinci does not have that problem, as it deletes the render files when done. FCP may have a setting for this, which I never found.
  • It also seems generally be less taxing on the CPU than other video software I have used.
  • The interface is slightly confusing for beginners, but that is often a problem when it comes to software that offers a lot of functionality.
Matt Graf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It is robust in its options and the ways you can adjust your footage.
  • It is great for creating "looks" for a shoot, which can be copied and pasted to other clips.
  • The output quality is fantastic.
  • The only thing I would say is it is not for a complete novice. You really need to dedicate the time to learn this software before expecting great results! Practice!!
Dan Talvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Free Version Available
  • Wide Support of Common Formats When Importing Video Material
  • Impressive Amount of Transitions and other Video Effects Included in Free Version & Paid Versions
  • Some features and functionality locked behind paid version
  • Unreliable Performance (Windows Version)
  • Different workflow compared to other popular video editing software
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Resolve isn't extremely difficult to learn, at least from a UI perspective. I've found learning the node system isn't a steep learning curve. Users who can visualize how they want a grade or match to look can find their way around the software and use simple tools to get close to their result. People can do this without a lot of experience with the software.
  • Resolve provides extremely complex color grading opportunities, depending on how deeply you wish to use the software. One can fine tune an image, or use a plethora of masks, camera tracking, effects, and small tweaks to get images precisely where they want. It's a versatile software with so many options for every color grading scenario.
  • Resolve is free to use. I'm not too familiar with the NLE function of the program, but as a free software, one can accomplish a lot of work without needing to pay. Noise reduction can be a critical element of Resolve, so in that case, you'll need to purchase the full version to utilize the software to its fullest.
  • Resolve is popular enough that the internet provides many resources, forums, and tutorial videos to better learn the software. This is a big deal for helping to navigate Resolve's capabilities.
  • 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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