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$357.01/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Free Version

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Pricing starting from:

US$357.01/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License
  • Free Version

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Features

Total features of DaVinci Resolve: 21

  • Audio Capture
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Data Import/Export
  • Image Editing
  • Media Library
  • Monitoring
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Defined Attributes
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Stabilisation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(14)
Value for Money
5/5
Features
4.8/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Matthew D.
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Break free of Premiere Pro

Reviewed on 10/1/2021

I've been using the software for several years, and I'm impressed by the support and development of...

I've been using the software for several years, and I'm impressed by the support and development of the software package. After using Premiere Pro for a decade, I'm enjoying editing editing.

Pros

Incredible speed and coloring. If you're a linear editing veteran, you'll adjust to the software fairly quickly. Also, being able to work through cutting, coloring, graphics, and sound design is within the program.

Cons

Old habits are hard to break. As I said, you'll adjust quickly to the software, but there are some functions (such as Fusion) that are difficult to pick up if you've been using Adobe After Effects for many years.

Mersen G.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The BEST VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE Money Can't Buy- IT'S FREE

Reviewed on 13/10/2020

Overall, I love it! It has everything a $0 film maker needs to put their creativity into fruition....

Overall, I love it! It has everything a $0 film maker needs to put their creativity into fruition. It gives small filmmakers like us a tool that professionals still use and that has never happened before. Minus the major movie stars, we're almost on the same playing field now. I've edited videos on it for 3 years and I don't think I'll be switching anytime soon- if I do it will probably be to the full paid version Davinci Resolve Studio.

Pros

Firstly, it's free. It has everything anyone would ever need to make a film. From sound editing to colour correcting, all the tools it provides are professional and easy to use. Did I mention that it's free? Another great thing about the software is that it actually uses your GPU. I also particularly like its trimming tools as I find that there aren't many free video editing softwares that give you the ability to make such precise cuts on a video. This is especially useful if you're a video creator who HAS TO cut 'that scene' at just the right moment else the whole film is terrible. Yes, I'm that video creator. Visual playback isn't too shabby either- it does lag sometimes but a feature called optimized media reduces that. Lastly, the thing I probably like the most is the endless options for editing the actual video appearance. You can zoom in on it, crop it, stretch it and keyframe each change to create an animated effect.

Cons

It's system requirements. The software needs AT LEAST 16GB of DDR4 RAM to run smoothly. I currently run it on just 8GB which is fine if you don't mind lag and random software crashes. Davinci Resolve also comes with the default settings for Autosave being off. I learnt that one the hard way. It also sometimes has problems with audio output, particularly when you use more than one output device (like headphones and external speakers). Sometimes it doesn't automatically change to the system device. Another thing I noticed is that, for some odd reason, it randomly outputs mono audio from a stereo audio file but this does eventually fix itself.

Cody S.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Davinci Resolve free is all you need for most small to medium scale video editing projects

Reviewed on 6/9/2020

Pros

The free version of Resolve is by far the most functional and feature rich video editing software out there. It beats out Adobe Premiere in the overall feature set you get, especially when you start to get into building effects in Fusion.

Each update has helped Resolve take more advantage of powerful GPUs so when you're working with VFX you're rewarded by having a high end GPU during playback and rendering.

The color modification options are rich and can do incredible things with your footage. You can easily take non-log footage and apply pre-existing effects and layers to get the look you want.

Fairlight is their audio editing suite, which is how this application started out as so you can imagine that the audio editing tools are amazing, and they are. One of the most convenient tools is the ability for Resolve to use audio analysis to automatically line up multiple clips from different cameras that filmed the same scene. If you find yourself often using a clapboard to align your footage, say good bye (assuming you're capturing audio from each camera).

The community of creators on Resolve is massive and you can find tutorial son how to do almost anything online. It's how I got started learning how to use the software and I'm still scratching the surface of it's capabilities.

Cons

The software is huge and cumbersome to learn. Luckily there's tons of tutorials on youtube from many creators that can show you how to do simple to super complex tasks.

If you're moving from Adobe Premiere, you're going to miss the ability to import content from other apps directly inside of your project. Resolve doesn't support integration into Photoshop and whatnot so you can't go from editing an image in PS then open it up in Resolve like you can in Premiere. If you're someone who heavily relies on the Adobe apps, this will be the hardest thing to get past, but once you've adjusted your workflow it doesn't really add that much time to your projects. You're more so losing out on the convenience.

In previous versions it had a tendency to crash randomly. Sometimes effects you create would go corrupt or prevent the project from successfully rendering or the Resolve to crash during rendering. This would require you to pinpoint what part of the video where the failure occurred, find the offending effect, delete and recreate it from scratch. This could be caused by something as simple as a scrolling text box. It was impossible to know what would prevent a video from rendering, which was super frustrating especially when considering the error message doesn't give you any info into what caused the render to fail. They've since made fixes to prevent this from happening, but just something to keep in mind when working in large projects: save often and test your exports.

Artur B.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great for color grading

Reviewed on 10/3/2021

I use DR for correcting and grading color on all of my bigger video projects.

I use DR for correcting and grading color on all of my bigger video projects.

Pros

Even though you can edit video, Davinci Resolve really shines when color correcting and gradind is in the matter. A lot of tools and flexibility you dont have on Premiere, for example.

Cons

Learning curve can be a little longer than basic color tools in Premiere.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Davinci Resolve - the editing king

Reviewed on 26/1/2021

Beautifully engineered, powerful, convenient, affordable, and most importantly intuitive.

Beautifully engineered, powerful, convenient, affordable, and most importantly intuitive.

Pros

The level of professionalism, the massive quantity of features, the industry leading algorithms and color manipulations, and the constant updates make for an editing platform that beats out all others.

Cons

There are components of the editing workflow such as the special effects tabs that aren't as intuitive as after effects and other vfx applications.

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DaVinci Resolve offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$357.01/one-time
  • Pricing model: One Time License, Free
  • 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.

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

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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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