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DaVinci Resolve

Video editing software for post-production processes

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DaVinci Resolve Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

DaVinci Resolve product overview

Price starts from

$

357.01

Per Feature

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Videos

DaVinci Resolve pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

54

Price starts from

$

357.01

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

DaVinci Resolve features

Functionality

4.7

/5

54
Total Features14 1 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
Collaboration Tools
Speed Adjustment
Video Editing
Preview Functionality
Real Time Monitoring
Audio Capture

Functionality contenders

CreateStudio
Functionality
#1
DaVinci Resolve
Functionality
#2
VideoPad
Functionality
#3
AnyClip
Functionality
#4

DaVinci Resolve users reviews

Overall rating

4.8

/5

54

Positive reviews

100%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.28/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Davinci Resolve comes packed with the best video editing module which is so easy to use but yet so powerful enough to compete with other editing suits like Adobe, Final Cut Pro.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall I really like DaVinci Resolve. I'm blown away by the free version, I can't imagine the paid version honestly, it must be amazing.

MW

Monica W.

It s great, i think for a free program its the best program that you will find.

IC

ICARO C.

Cons
You're more so losing out on the convenience. In previous versions it had a tendency to crash randomly.

CS

Cody S.

For those not well-versed in video editing in general the software can be intimidating.

BW

Braden W.

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.

MG

Mersen G.

Overall rating contenders

DaVinci Resolve
Overall rating
#1
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Overall rating
#2
VideoPad
Overall rating
#3
AnyClip
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#4
Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best there is.

Reviewed 23 days ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 5 months ago

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

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Not the best for Multi-Camera

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

As an industry-leading colour grading software, DaVinci Resolve is at the top of the list for our team to colour grade all our work once the EDLs have been imported from Premiere Pro. It is much easier to work with nodes when it comes to colour as opposed to Adobe's layer-based workflow.

Cons

For multi-camera work and video editing in general, Premiere Pro is still our choice. Audio work is also not the best in DaVinci Resolve. Our organisation stuck with Adobe Creative Suite due to the integration it has with Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. While there is a roundabout to working with footage, it is still something that is being done by the industry as most editors have a preferred platform that they can be most effective with and we do not expect one software to be perfect in both audio, video, graphics and illustration. It's simply not possible.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very heppay with this amazing video-editing software

Reviewed 2 months ago

Very good. I very much enjoy working with this software. Once familiar with the software (at least the parts that I use), it's proven to be the optimal video-editing software for me. Also, I very much like the sound-editing functionalities with the standard embedded effects in it. Now, I can do video and audio in one single program which makes it a lot easier to build a project.

Pros

All I need for editing my video's is in Davinci Resolve. I can edit op to the frame, which is exactly what I need. Also, all settings (that I use either way) are editable with numbers. That makes it easy to copy settings and values. Those were the main reasons for me to use Davinci Resolve over other products like Camtasia.

Cons

The learning curve can be a thing. I definitely needed some time to get familiar with the software. But it was worth it. Also, I needed a pretty decent computer for smooth editing of my video's. So , that might be somewhat costly for business starters.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The Best Free Video Ediing Tool

Reviewed 25 days ago

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.

DaVinci Resolve FAQs and common questions

DaVinci Resolve has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $357.01
Pricing model: Free, One Time License


DaVinci Resolve has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


No, DaVinci Resolve does not have an API available.


DaVinci Resolve integrates with the following applications:
Frame.io


DaVinci Resolve offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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