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:

USD 357.01/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia

Supported Languages

Spanish

Pricing starting from:

USD 357.01/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 Stabilization
  • Video Streaming

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(81)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.7/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Richard P.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Partially-Free Editing Software

Reviewed on 26/03/2022

Overall I really like this editing software because it is easy to use it and it gives you a very...

Overall I really like this editing software because it is easy to use it and it gives you a very high quality end-product. Also, the workflow is quite fast and smooth.

Pros

I strongly believe that DaVinci Resolve is the best partially-free editing software out there for the following reasons:
1) It has many free features.
2) There is no watermark on the export of the video.
3) Nice environment to work and and edit your videos.
4) Cool transitions.
5) Supports many formats of materials.
6) It has a one-time payment to buy the full program and is quite cheap.
7) Easy to learn it and many more.

Cons

The only think that I liked the least about this program is that when you hover over some Pro features with your mouse, a window will pop-up that says that this is the limit of free version and you have to buy the full version so that you can access this feature.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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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.
Vladimir azariel M.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • 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

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.
Gaia B.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

The BEST free video editing suite

Reviewed on 16/05/2022

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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Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the top video editor

Reviewed on 12/05/2022

Pros

I am using Danvinci Resolve 17.4.2 it gives this professional feel from its interface, layout and features one can tell that he or she is using an advance editing software. I love the advance color grading and correction tools. I love the fact that under Resolve FX color there is color space transform with preset color schemes that matches the type of camera that one used, applying these the footage dramatically transforms the footage before one proceeds with color grading. Under fusion tap there are nodes that takes this software to the pros. One can color grade or correct separately using nodes separate layers, for instance one can color grade or correct the skin tone, grass or sky separately using nodes layers. What is amazing is that under fusion the nodes allow the editor to fuse and customize the motion graphic effects, also creating awesome 3D text.

Cons

I started using version 16 I have been struggling with constant crushing and GPU error message. I thought upgrading to version 17 it would be better but it was the same thing. My major issue with Davinci Resolve is constant freezing, crushing during editing and exporting.

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DaVinci Resolve FAQs

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DaVinci Resolve offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 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+

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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