Though the free version has some limitations, it’s one of the few free nonlinear video editors out there. Let’s take a look at DaVinci Resolve.
What Makes It Different From Premiere and Final Cut?
It looks very similar to other nonlinear editors (NLEs), but it also adds nodes, which are an interesting way to edit that give you power to only affect certain parts of your video frame. This video shows how nodes work..
You can correct the color of the darker areas of the body that often cast a different tone than the face, and you can change colors of garments if it better suits the video to do so. It’s one of the most advanced color correction tools used in the industry today. Blackmagic Design also has some great panels that colorists use to grade their video projects, and some third-party companies have also come out with their own panels that work with DaVinci Resolve.
Although it’s not as powerful as Autodesk’s Flame with regards to 3D video editing, DaVinci’s skin retouching is rather advanced. It’s got facial recognition and tracking that allows you to affect only certain parts of a face, even as it moves around in the frame.
If you’re looking into progressing into video from photography to add it to the services you offer, this is a great, cost-effective way to do so.
Have you used DaVinci Resolve? Let us know your experience with it.