A sturdy application that can Resolve many of your editing woes!
September 07, 2019

A sturdy application that can Resolve many of your editing woes!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is being used in our studio location by our editors. It addresses the problem of poorly colored footage as well as requests for more stylized videos.
  • 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.
  • DaVinci Resolve has resulted in a lot of happy customers. When comparing revisions to the visual style of projects, a client 9 times out of 10 prefers the look of a video from Resolve.
  • DaVinci Resolve has had a positive effect on the users in our organization. Color-correction can be done in a fraction of the time with more accuracy, helping us feel less pressure when approaching deadlines.
  • DaVinci Resolve has helped on our bottom line as we do not need to license multiple users, and often the free version of the software is more than enough to achieve the final product we are looking for.
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.
Luckily in my time using the software I have not had a need to reach out to support! I am, however, giving a rating of 8 because tutorials and forums of the like are quite easy to find.

Do you think DaVinci Resolve delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with DaVinci Resolve's feature set?

Yes

Did DaVinci Resolve live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of DaVinci Resolve go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy DaVinci Resolve again?

Yes

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.