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

Not provided by vendor

Pricing starting from:

US$357,01/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of DaVinci Resolve: 14

  • Audio Capture
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Data Import/Export
  • Image Editing
  • Media Library
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Stabilization

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(61)
Value for Money
4,9/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Henry C.
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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 2021/09/30

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

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

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.
Xorla A.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best of both worlds.....amateur and professional video work

Reviewed on 2021/05/27

My experience with Resolve has been 110%. Around Resolve, I have been able to develop myself into a...

My experience with Resolve has been 110%. Around Resolve, I have been able to develop myself into a professional video creator to earn a second stream of income. And all the feedback I have ever gotten from clients about work I have done with Resolve have been positive. Finally, considering I have only worked with free versions over multiple updagrades, I really have nothing but praise.

Pros

Da Vinci Resolve is an extremely comprehensive product and offers an unbelievable range of utility and functionality. What I found most amazing was how intuitive it was. Unlike other professional video software, you don't get particularly overwhelmed on your first attempt if you've only previously worked with amateur software. The interphase is neatly designed to tuck away all the advanced tools and features just within reach as you progress, but not so upfront that you get overcome. Also, for a program whose free version far outperforms paid versions of its competitors, the amount of guidance resources and free tutorial material readily available is awesome.

Cons

The installation process can be quite tedious. They could improve it by automating the entire process. Available plugins for additional features could also be better packaged. But honestly, compared to how great the product is, I feel like these minuses are quite petty. Haha

Alternatives Considered

PowerDirector

Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

For my first try at semi-pro video production, I needed a software with more to offer than the very basic functionality of Movie Maker.

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

The others had most of their sophisticated functions reserved for paid versions. And also, the reviews I read helped me make the decision to start off with Resolve.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Edit movies like the major studios

Reviewed on 2021/11/12

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.

Alternatives Considered

Filmora

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.
Tolu A.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Best Free Video Ediing Tool

Reviewed on 2021/09/28

Absolutely love it. I use it in editing all the videos I post on Youtube and the quality is very...

Absolutely love it. I use it in editing all the videos I post on Youtube and the quality is very impressive

Pros

Easy and excellent video editing tools
Fusion is amazing for creating different effects
The free version is far better than many other paid video editing software available online
I also like that I can download it on my system and access it anytime without an internet connection
Export as mov , mp4 or even to youtube direct should you want

Cons

It is quite heavy, and can consume your system resource.
Takes a bit of getting used to as a result of the many functions and tools. So you will need to take a couple of hours to learn how to use the software.

Alternatives Considered

Filmora

Reasons for Choosing DaVinci Resolve

Better features and tools. Far more professional to use.

Reasons for Switching to DaVinci Resolve

There were more tutorials online on how to use davinci It had more features and was a complete solution for what I wanted to achieve.
Julie S.
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  • Industry: Alternative Medicine
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Davinci Resolve is the best complete video software I have used, and its free!

Reviewed on 2020/10/18

100% would recommend to anyone looking for a professional video editing software that they do not...

100% would recommend to anyone looking for a professional video editing software that they do not have to pay for.

Pros

For someone who was new to video editing at the beginning of this year, I have to say it took many hours watching YouTube tutorials to fully understand Davinci Resolves features. It is a professional video editing software for FREE! I was fortunate to have started with Davinci Resolve, and since then have tried many other paid programs which I have since stopped using. From the media stage, cut stage, edit, color correct, and sound stages, it is very clear where you need to start and end to make an amazing video. I found that when using a green screen, this program was much more accurate than other paid ones in doing the color corrections.

Cons

Since I have a Dell Laptop, running Davinci Resolve definitely slowed things down. As it is an intense program, it requires the machine that goes along with that to keep your work flow moving along. I found that my laptop wasn't up to spec, but my husbands desktop was. Ideally, you would want more than 8 gb to run it smoothly.

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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+

We do not have any information about what languages DaVinci Resolve supports

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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