DaVinci Resolve

Video editing software for post-production processes

About DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is a video editing software that helps editors, colorists, and VFX artists collaborate on post-production processes, such as 8K editing, visual effects insertion, color correction, and audio editing for feature films, television shows, and commercials. The source tape tool lets staff members review, select, and add shots from multiple clips into a single tape.

DaVinci Resolve includes built-in tools, which allows employees to manage processes related to picture-in-picture effects, clip retiming, stabilization, and dynamic zooming. With the facial recognition module, team members can automatically detect faces in video clips and create bins or folders based on specific individuals. It lets video editors copy and paste attributes, such as color grades, windows, plug-ins, and tracking effects across multiple nodes. It also enables designers to organize grades by using gallery sorting, hover scrubbing, match reference wiping, and timeline wiping tools.

DaVinci lets team members collaborate on tasks remotely, access comments, and synchronize annotations via third-party integration with Frame.io. It also lets supervisors render, export, and share created video footages across external platforms, such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Pricing starting from:

US$295.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

Not provided by vendor

Markets

Australia

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$295.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of DaVinci Resolve: 33

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio Library
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Grading
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Media Library
  • Motion Tracking
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Editing
  • Text Overlay
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Capture
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Stabilization
  • Video Streaming

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(141)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The NLE I can't recommend enough

Reviewed on 25/10/2022

Pros

DaVinci Resolve is a fully featured NLE with absolutely no compromises, even when it comes to audio mixing and compositing. Gone are the days of switching between software for cutting, applying effects, color correction and mixing audio as Resolve does all of this even for advanced projects. Most importantly, all of these possibilities are available in the free version - with only the most advanced features (like rendering above 4K) being reserved for the paid version. This means that Resolve can take you from being a complete beginner to a professional before you'll feel like you need to pay - and by that time you'll most likely afford it.

Cons

The only major disappointment I've encountered was when I was trying Resolve on Linux and realizing that it lacked decoding support of the most widely used codecs such as H.264, probably because of licensing issues.

Jeremy
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

DaVinci Resolve: The Next Industry Standard

Reviewed on 01/06/2022

I have been unhappy with Final Cut Pro and (especially) Premiere, so I was shocked when I downloaded...

I have been unhappy with Final Cut Pro and (especially) Premiere, so I was shocked when I downloaded DaVinci Resolve and it was so powerful! And the Fairlight audio editor is light years beyond anything else in the industry, offering full multitrack mixing, output busses, and more. I cannot recommend this software enough.

Pros

Firstly, the free version of DaVinci Resolve is so good, I would wager most amateur video editors would never need to upgrade to the Studio version. It's shocking that BlackMagic gives away an editor this good for free, and I would be surprised if DaVinci Resolve does not replace Adobe Premiere in the next 5-10 years.

Cons

DaVinci Resolve has some quirks that take getting used to, especially when it comes to the animation workflow. This is a confusing interface where you hook up nodes in a nebulous flowchart that just does not make sense to a newcomer.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

Adobe Premiere is simply an outdated, buggy program, and Apple Final Cut Pro can be confusing and tedious to use (despite its optimization). DaVinci Resolve just works.

Switched From

Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

Gives me all the features for free.
Vladimir Azariel
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

DaVinci Resolve, the all in one.

Reviewed on 02/02/2022

I started using DaVinci Resolve because I was starting to run out of space on my hard drive due to...

I started using DaVinci Resolve because I was starting to run out of space on my hard drive due to the storage being taken up by the software I was using and the size of the files they were creating. When I started using DaVinci Resolve I realized that I couldn't put it down again, and although I occasionally go back to using some software that I used in the past, it is true that DaVinci is superior in many aspects, and no, I am not exaggerating. It's easy to use, easy to implement and very, VERY cheap if you want to use the studio version, because yes, on top of everything, DaVinci has a very complete version that is FREE

Pros

In davinci resolve it's much easier for me to implement all the functions that I need to edit or create a video.
For example, whereas before I needed to "process" my video into montage, editing, colorization, and special effects creation using different programs, with DaVinci Resolve it's as easy as flicking from one tab to another.
Not long ago I made a 3D title in DaVinci 50% faster than I did using 3 or more programs.

Cons

To be honest, DaVinci is very close to being perfect, seriously, it even seems like such an unreal program because of the number of functions it implements.
Perhaps sometimes this software is limited since it implements functions that should be dealt with one software at a time, but with time and discipline it's possible to perfectly master the virtues and the few defects that may arise.

Alternatives Considered

VEGAS Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

For the price compared to other software and because it had all the functions of these in a single presentation.
Henry
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best there is.

Reviewed on 30/09/2021

Extremely positive, to summarize it. DaVinci's editing tools are as simple or complex as you need...

Extremely positive, to summarize it. DaVinci's editing tools are as simple or complex as you need them to be, with separate lighting, timeline, and FX suites. Transition and effect libraries have more than enough options. The exporting process deserves a shout out - it has prebuilt channel-specific export templates, i.e. "export for Vimeo," "export for Instagram," etc.

The times when I have gotten stuck, I was able to figure it out searching online forums. I do have to point out, though, that figuring issues out for yourself would be much harder without a background in film editing. This will be a rough learning tool if you're new to film editing - not an impossible one, and definitely worth the money. But you have to be comfortable operating on your own.

Pros

Well it's free. And there's no hidden nonsense there - you download and install, and you have a full-scale ad-free film editing suite. I've been using DaVinci Resolve for 3+ years and I've never hit an ad, paywall, pop-up, or anything of the kind.

Aside from being free, DaVinci Resolve has all the features from Adobe and Final Cut that a beginner-to-intermediate user would want. I am still shocked it's free. DaVinci is one of the few software tools that I am genuinely happy to open and start using.

Cons

Because it's free, there is no customer support. The forum and knowledge library ecosystem is dense though, and you should be able to get most questions answered easily.

It's also a bit less user-friendly than other bigger name film editing tools. If you have experience using film editing software, the transition won't be too bad as it operates essentially the same as the others. If you have minimal or no experience and want to use DaVinci as a learning tool, it is going to be a harder (and entirely self-taught) transition.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and iMovie

Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is free to download, simple as that. But once pricing was less of a factor for me, I made the decision to stay with DaVinci Resolve.

Switched From

Final Cut Pro and iMovie

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

Again, pricing. None of the other options have a free option, or at least no decent free option. But after using DaVinci, pricing aside its features and flexibility easily rival the other options.
Cristhian Josue
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Davinci resolve, an oscar-worthy video editor

Reviewed on 01/09/2021

Davinci resolve, meets all my needs, it's a powerful editor that doesn't require a lot of effort to...

Davinci resolve, meets all my needs, it's a powerful editor that doesn't require a lot of effort to learn how it works, but it can help us to create very large projects, it's good, cheap, and powerful.

A great video editing software

Pros

Davinci resolve is not expensive, compared to other alternatives, this video editor gives us the software license and updates FOR LIFE, for a single payment, maybe the initial investment isn't cheap, but it will last forever.

This video editor has been used in great movies and projects, so it will undoubtedly help us to create the best version of our final cut, this video editor also offers us the opportunity to use a downgrade version with the essentials to create good montages.

Davinci resolve is an alternative that everyone should try at least once.

Cons

This being such a powerful software can have its disadvantages, Davinci is designed for video editing professionals, so it may be too much for you, if you are looking for a simple software, which only occupies to cut and paste video sequences, there are much cheaper alternatives that will meet what you are looking for, so I invite you to look for more basic video editors before buying this one.

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DaVinci Resolve offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$295.00/one-time
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

DaVinci Resolve is available across two pricing tiers, outlined below. DaVinci Resolve: it is available for free. DaVinci Resolve Studio: it is available at $357.01.

DaVinci Resolve has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

DaVinci Resolve supports the following languages:

English, Spanish

DaVinci Resolve supports the following devices:

DaVinci Resolve integrates with the following applications:

Frame.io

DaVinci Resolve offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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