DaVinci Resolve 14 Great Video Editing Software - Free for Individual Use
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DaVinci Resolve 14 Great Video Editing Software - Free for Individual Use

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Found 17th Nov
I came across this software through tutorials on You Tube and was amazed how powerful it was and that it was free. I'm still getting use to it - but it seems comparable to Adobe Premiere Pro. The website says:

"Originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colorists, DaVinci Resolve has

been used on more feature films and TV shows than anything else because

it lets you create images that are simply impossible with other tools.

DaVinci is also the world’s fastest growing and most advanced editing

software! Now, with DaVinci Resolve 14, you get incredible new Fairlight

audio tools specifically designed for film and television post

production. It’s like getting 3 high end applications in one! All it

takes is a single click to switch between editing, color correcting,

audio mastering and delivery!"

If you want to do some video editing, why not give it a try!

The free version of DaVinci Resolve has all of the professional editing, legendary color correction and Fairlight audio tools you need for SD, HD and Ultra HD work at up to 60 frames per second. DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for 4K and higher, along with frame rates up to 120 fps. It also includes dozens of additional image processing features and filters that are not in the free version. This includes film grain, temporal and spatial noise reduction, amazing new face enhancement tools, lens flares, lens distortion correction, optical quality blur and mist effects, match move, warping and much more!
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Is this any quicker than Adobe Premiere Pro...I find the output rendering painfully slooooow!

It is a time limited trial or is it completely free?

whymark1012 m ago

It is a time limited trial or is it completely free?


Just had a quick look it's completely free, the paid for version has more features.

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bigbaz1 h, 1 m ago

Just had a quick look it's completely free, the paid for version has more …Just had a quick look it's completely free, the paid for version has more features.



Yes - but the extra features are mainly for professionals sharing work spaces. An individual would probably never miss them. The site says about the paid version:

"DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio Includes everything found in the free version plus multi user collaboration features that let editors, colorists, and sound engineers all work together on the same project at the same time, plus 3D tools, dozens of Resolve FX and more. £229"
Edited by: "SteveJC" 17th Nov

Good find
Please fix link, if you don't mind.

Now they have removed the forced Quicktime install this is a seriously good editor, i was using it up until the massive exploits in Quicktime ,and the older version of this had to have it.
But they removed that a while back , might grab a copy now

SteveJC1 h, 47 m ago

Yes - but the extra features are mainly for professionals sharing work …Yes - but the extra features are mainly for professionals sharing work spaces. An individual would probably never miss them. The site says about the paid version:"DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio Includes everything found in the free version plus multi user collaboration features that let editors, colorists, and sound engineers all work together on the same project at the same time, plus 3D tools, dozens of Resolve FX and more. £229"


Sure about that? I went through a stint of finding replacements for Sony Vegas a while back, iirc Davinci wouldn't output 1) to a local file or 2) more than 720p to youtube (since that was my eventual goal). Pretty disappointing. I might be mistaking it for another tool though.

I was thinking of another tool, ignore me.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 17th Nov

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CampGareth4 m ago

Sure about that? I went through a stint of finding replacements for Sony …Sure about that? I went through a stint of finding replacements for Sony Vegas a while back, iirc Davinci wouldn't output 1) to a local file or 2) more than 720p to youtube (since that was my eventual goal). Pretty disappointing. I might be mistaking it for another tool though.



You can select youtube output at 720p, 1080p, or even 2160p.

SteveJC17 m ago

You can select youtube output at 720p, 1080p, or even 2160p.


I'll give it another try then, thanks.

*edit* Can confirm, supports local output at 4K. Thanks dude, I'll see if I can switch from Vegas to this since Vegas has a nasty habit of crashing on encode if you use high resolutions or turn on h.264 bells and whistles.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 17th Nov

Can anyone recommend any good guides to using this, especially any about beginners colour grading?

Anyone thinking of installing this on windows be aware that it only works in the 64bit version of Windows.

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spankius50 m ago

Can anyone recommend any good guides to using this, especially any about …Can anyone recommend any good guides to using this, especially any about beginners colour grading?



You could try this one from Ted Forbes "The Art of Photography"

SteveJC26 m ago

You could try this one from Ted Forbes "The Art of Photography"[Video]


Cool. I'll have a look. Thanks.

spankius4 h, 4 m ago

Can anyone recommend any good guides to using this, especially any about …Can anyone recommend any good guides to using this, especially any about beginners colour grading?


Warren is great

fxphd.com/new…14/

good course and worth it if serious about grading - but also plenty for freeon YouTube.

also check out Alexis Van Hurkman’s books - very well written.

Many thanks for this - I have long since outgrown GoPro studios features so this looks like a good step up.

I downloaded this ages ago but have yet to try it! I think I got confused because it asked me if I had 'panels' connected (like special hardware designed to make editing faster). Maybe I downloaded the wrong thing... I'll try again using your link!

Whoops: think I was clicking on the resolve panels setup which it also installed

I'm glad you posted this and it reminded me! Also my version was only on 12.something
Edited by: "quixoticduck" 28th Nov

Superb software - do need a pretty good spec machine to use it on though.

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jezzer21 h, 0 m ago

Superb software - do need a pretty good spec machine to use it on though.



Agreed - in particular you need a pretty good graphics card with plenty of memory. My old card was a Geforce GTX 760 with 2GB of memory and it struggled trying to do 4k editing.
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