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DaVinci Resolve free edition.

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Has anyone here tried the free edition of DaVinci Resolve? Resolve used to be mostly just a color grading program (and is allegedly the best color grading program available), but it has become an all-in-one non-linear video editor, color grading program, and audio editor. I have it installed, but haven't had a chance to really check it out. It seems very powerful, though.

The free edition has a few limitations (no support for 3D or resolutions over 4K, no noise reduction, no built-in film grain, lens flare, or blur plugins, and a few others) compared to the paid version, but they are not so severe as to make it a bad option. Some of those limitations can be remedied anyway (such as film grain, which can be manually applied using film stock scans and the overlay function). Overall, it seems like possibly the best free video editor, and maybe even as good as some paid options.

Does anyone here have any experience with or opinions about it?

Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 14
 

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In the beginning it's a bit confusing, especially when exporting a video. Then again, it's great at the same time, but exporting is the biggest problem. Color grading is great. I used the color grading system to color grade Jurassic World. Sometime's it is like the planets have to align in order to export something, but when it does it's great. Whenever a bug pops up, there's youtube for that. DaVinci is definitely the best free program out there definitely. PM me with any questions
 

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hbenthow said:
Does anyone here have any experience with or opinions about it?

Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 14

I found this video very interesting, as I too have been searching for a new editing software as I prepare to switch from MAC to PC in the new year.   The price is right.   And everything is built-in like the old Final Cut Suite unlike Adobe.   Plus FREE trial version.  And no subscription fee!!!!!  

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t54ZX7_Ygd8[/video]
 

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Good video that demystifies DaVinci Resolve. The new features in 16 look nice. I installed this last year, but just couldn't figure out the interface. If the audio editing capabilities are good for 5.1 mixes I may just see if DaVinci can replace Vegas Pro for me. Anyway, the video is a good straightforward guide to basic functions.


DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta is now available. Looks like some of the new features make navigating the editing process a little easier.
 
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