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Editing with DaVinci Resolve

Film editing has been one if the best, if not the most frustrating aspects of any of our productions. When it comes to splicing digital film, Final Cut Pro has been our cutter of choice since 2007. However, with technology continually advancing (to include film-production software), we think it best to at least learn various non-linear editing programs to keep ourselves as efficient as possible for our clients with the quickest turn-around.

There is a diverse number of NLEs on the market and they’re all designed for the same purpose; to cut digital film.

Between Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas and Windows Movie Maker, it can be mind-numbingly difficult to decide which editing software to call one’s own. Like each professional chef having their special set of knives to create elegant masterpiece, so do editors with their NLE of choice.

Unfortunately, with some of our latest projects, we had to make major adjustments in the area of post-production. Due to codec complications of multiple-camera shoots, editing as simply as we have come to know had gone the way of the dodo and we were forced to learn the interface and shortcuts of a brand new NLE that could flawlessly read footage that our other NLE could not without the need of proxy creation. This is how we grew to love DaVinci Resolve.

This program has been a life-saver, and that is an understatement. With its ease of learning the user-friendly interface, we were able to turn around said projects in a matter of days instead of weeks. There is a feature which will carry the project through each step of post-production from splicing, to color-grading, to coding, to the final export. It's an amazingly spectacular tool even for beginning editors with its free download and trial. We cannot recommend this one enough.


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