DaVinci "Resolves" All Your Post-Production Needs
September 20, 2019

DaVinci "Resolves" All Your Post-Production Needs

Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DaVinci Resolve

Last year, I wrote and directed a fiction podcast called "Donovan King: Dinosaur Hunter," and I used DaVinci Resolve (utilizing Fairlight) to record all the actors, and I'm currently using it for all of the post-production. I had been to a Resolve class at their office, so I felt comfortable jumping into it with zero experience.
  • Recording audio.
  • Multiple takes.
  • Editing audio.
  • 3D sound effects.
  • Database saving.
  • The screen is a bit cluttered.
  • Shortcuts can be clunky.
  • The software is free (hardware is optional). I love that the company is great at getting you in the door at no cost.
  • I was able to get all of my dialogue recording done in a month with no hiccups.
  • Blackmagic (the parent company) is great at getting back to you quickly when you have questions, which in turn saves me time and money.
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.
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.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of DaVinci Resolve go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy DaVinci Resolve again?

Yes

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.