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 Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

Australia

Supported Languages

Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$357.01/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve

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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
  • Customisable 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 Stabilisation
  • Video Streaming

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(92)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Jeremy D.
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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 1/6/2022

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.
Joshua B.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

From Amateur to Expert: DaVinci Resolve has something for everyone

Reviewed on 26/5/2022

I was thrilled to find DaVinci Resolve as it helped us cut cost without sacrificing quality! Adobe...

I was thrilled to find DaVinci Resolve as it helped us cut cost without sacrificing quality! Adobe keeps marking prices up and not making their products better. DaVinci gives you everything you need without robbing the bank, which is important for artists!

Pros

DaVinci Resolve is a free video editing software, and normally that means very limited features and not something a pro would want to use, but not this time! DaVinci offers pretty much every feature you could need: audio tools, color correction, etc, and all for free! Pretty easy to use if you've already used Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro, too.

Cons

It just takes a little time to get used to the layout, but everything else is great!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Edit movies like the major studios

Reviewed on 12/11/2021

Pros

This software has everything needed to produce high-quality videos or even movies.

Cons

The learning curve was a bit too steep for me as I needed to start producing right away. The features were also way more than I need at the moment. Getting the audio to sound rich was hard for me.

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Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve made having to use a video editor and an audio editor no longer necessary.

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci is way better and for free.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best Free Software for Color Grading .

Reviewed on 31/5/2022

At first I had difficulty learning the program, but after practice I learned how to use the tools...

At first I had difficulty learning the program, but after practice I learned how to use the tools correctly, and the most important thing I learned how to correct colors professionally.

Pros

The most important thing I loved about Da Vinci Resolve is that it is free and I can use it for several uses, but my favorite use without any comparison is color correction, you won't believe me how powerful it is in color adjustment and correction, I can modify the colors of my videos now as we see in the movies, it really is Very nice
I know there are many programs out there that offer color correction benefits, but none quite as professional as Da Vinci Resolve.
Believe me, DaVinci Resolve is currently competing with paid programs with a high strength of its features such as video editing, adding colors, removing noise, adding echo and some other effects, it accepts importing subtitles from other programs.

Cons

I think the only problem is that the user interface is complicated, so if you are a beginner, get ready to invest your time and effort to master the program and use the tools.

Gaia B.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The BEST free video editing suite

Reviewed on 16/5/2022

Pros

There are many pros to using DaVinci Resolve, including its ability to handle high-resolution footage, its conformant handling of RAW files, and its support for a wide range of editing software. Additionally, the software has a robust set of features that allow it to be used for numerous tasks in post-production workflows.
The most important thing is that it's a FREE full-fledged suite of tools for video editing.

Cons

There are only a few cons to using DaVinci Resolve, the most notable of which may be its price tag (for the Studio version of the software). This software is also not as user-friendly as other editing options available, so it may take a bit more time to learn how to use it effectively. Additionally, DaVinci Resolve is only suitable for professional usage and does not have many features geared toward amateur editors.

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DaVinci Resolve FAQs

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DaVinci Resolve offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$357.01/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:

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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