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

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
  • 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
(138)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Henry
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best there is.

Reviewed on 30/9/2021

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.
Andrew
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Davinci's a powerful program that can edit in 8k, but do you need all that?

Reviewed on 21/7/2022

It's a tough sell for me being a "weekend warrior" with a lot of other "non editing" stuff to do as...

It's a tough sell for me being a "weekend warrior" with a lot of other "non editing" stuff to do as it takes time to learn as well as the actual editing.

Pros

I like that even in the free version you can edit in a resolution that most people don't even have in their living room. The 30k or whatever the paid version has was overkill for me but the color correction alone practically pays for itself because it will fix any kind of lighting mistake and i mean any. Next best thing are the graphics and sound effects which are far superior to anything else on the market.

Cons

I found it has a steep learning curve if you haven't been around for the previous 16 to 17 versions. Even the tutorials need tutorials, its ridiculous!

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

I wanted more action in my promos, the graphics are what sold me and are also what frustrate me to know end when my computer bogs down.

Switched From

Camtasia and Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

I wanted the power of creating a flashy promo in high def.
Klavs
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best free and the best paid

Reviewed on 15/10/2022

I'm really fond of Davinci Resolve, it contains everything I need and I love the workflow of the...

I'm really fond of Davinci Resolve, it contains everything I need and I love the workflow of the program.

Pros

The fact that it's free to use and you get a free studio license if you buy a camera, is just amazing. But the main reason for using this product is that they update it quite often and I my system doesn't get breakdowns.

Cons

The audio editing in Resolve is not as great as it could be. BUT for me the video editing is the most important. Non-movable windows within the program.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

cheaper, easier workflow, ATEM switcher project workflow (makes my day)

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

It's generally easier to work in Resolve with the Blackmagic ATEM recordings.
Tshepo
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Best Upcoming Video Editor

Reviewed on 14/10/2022

Being able to collaborate on a project with my team on the cloud its one of the greatest ways to...

Being able to collaborate on a project with my team on the cloud its one of the greatest ways to save time and improve efficiency.

Pros

Great color grading features, cloud collaboration, automatic saves, low price and no subscriptions.

Cons

Syncing videos and audio is a headache. Also relinking clips and other files after moving them in your computer is kind of annoying. Lastly it requires a great transition if you are a long-term Adobe Premiere Pro user.

Guillermo
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The simplest yet most powerful professional video edition software

Reviewed on 29/9/2022

I came across DaVinci Resolve in early 2020, during the pandemic. As an amateur musician and video...

I came across DaVinci Resolve in early 2020, during the pandemic. As an amateur musician and video editor I was able to produce very decent videos in less than a couple of days using phone video takes. The vast offer of tutorials and effects make it very easy to create nice results with minimum effort. Still use it. I don't regret have made the switch from Adobe to Davinci.

Pros

All in one. Easy to use, Intuitive, professional tools and effects, vast library of tutorial material on the web
Up and running in hours.

Cons

It is very difficult to me to find something that I dislike so far.

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DaVinci Resolve FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for DaVinci Resolve.

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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