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Davinci Resolve
Dec 30, 2020 09:30:13   #
sodapop Loc: Belcamp, MD
 
Anyone besides me use this video editing program?

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Dec 30, 2020 10:01:29   #
jgangjr
 
Yes, I like it better that Adobe Premiere for most things.

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Dec 30, 2020 12:32:13   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
I keep being tempted to try it. But for price, general effectiveness and relative ease of use, I continue to use Premiere Elements.

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Dec 30, 2020 14:38:50   #
jgangjr
 
If you ever decide to try it, you probably will never go back to Premiere Elements. Resolve has a better work flow, more intuitive, much more powerful, and the price can't be beat (free.)

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Dec 30, 2020 19:57:57   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
jgangjr wrote:
If you ever decide to try it, you probably will never go back to Premiere Elements. Resolve has a better work flow, more intuitive, much more powerful, and the price can't be beat (free.)


My choice as a move up from Premiere Elements was to learn Premiere Pro with Media Encoder, Audition and After Effects attached. It is an ongoing project.

The short version of a long story is that I'm not paying for my Adobe software. When I started video editing with my granddaughters a decade ago I was asking a lot of questions on their forum. After a while I found I could answer a few. After a longer while Adobe invited me to be part of their team. In exchange for agreeing to try to answering about a question a day, I get all of the Creative Cloud pieces. Finding those answers can be a rewarding problem solving exercise!

One of these slower covid days I should try Resolve just to see what it's about. It seems to get great color grading reviews for log shooters. But none of my cameras do that.

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Dec 31, 2020 08:09:17   #
sodapop Loc: Belcamp, MD
 
You cant beat the price of Resolve....Free. There are also many many tutorials available for it and periodic updates. It goes as deep as you want to go but also great for a simple slide show.

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Dec 31, 2020 08:53:00   #
abc1234 Loc: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
 
bsprague, I started my limited career with Premier Pro. Not the easiest to learn but certainly gives you an awful lot of control. I do a "little" creative in it because for what I do, I do not need more. Thanks for mentioning After Effects. I might look into it.

If you have bothered to learn Lightroom and Photoshop and need a video program, then take the time to learn Premier Pro. As for cost, it too is "free" for me. I use Adobe Acrobat a lot in addition to LR and PS so it comes along in the $30+ month package. Once in a while I use Illustrator and Audition. For vector design, CorelDRAW is by far my first choice.

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Dec 31, 2020 10:29:45   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
sodapop wrote:
You cant beat the price of Resolve....Free. There are also many many tutorials available for it and periodic updates. It goes as deep as you want to go but also great for a simple slide show.


Are there not two versions? Free vs $350? I suspect the differences are minor for people that make video for the fun of it.

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Dec 31, 2020 10:40:41   #
sodapop Loc: Belcamp, MD
 
bsprague wrote:
Are there not two versions? Free vs $350? I suspect the differences are minor for people that make video for the fun of it.


There are two versions, the difference appears minimal. I think the major difference is that the paid one is sharable. Believe me, the free version is an "audio photoshop" on steroids. IMO

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Dec 31, 2020 10:46:41   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
Sodapop,

You've got me hooked. You've given me the motivation and excuse to install and try it.

Learning video editing and video editors helps me keep my brain from going soft!

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Dec 31, 2020 11:11:37   #
sodapop Loc: Belcamp, MD
 
bsprague wrote:
Sodapop,

You've got me hooked. You've given me the motivation and excuse to install and try it.

Learning video editing and video editors helps me keep my brain from going soft!


Exactly why I do it too!!!!

Davinci is a bit daunting at first, but, like most things, can be learned one step at a time. Good luck to you and let us know your progress if you wish. Also ask if any questions as I have a way of making mistakes while learning and like to help others not make the some ones

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Dec 31, 2020 11:28:36   #
bsprague Loc: Lacey, WA, USA
 
sodapop wrote:
Exactly why I do it too!!!!

Davinci is a bit daunting at first, but, like most things, can be learned one step at a time. Good luck to you and let us know your progress if you wish. Also ask if any questions as I have a way of making mistakes while learning and like to help others not make the some ones


My project for today is daunting! In a forum a videographer posted a video with a nasty dust spot or other aberration stuck in the middle of the screen for the entire clip. If it were a photo, it would be an easy and quick job to remove it. This is a video!

I've never done this before!

Can Resolve remove a sensor spot?

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Dec 31, 2020 13:16:27   #
Bobspez Loc: Southern NJ, USA
 
I use Resolve to convert raw video from my Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera to an avi file quickly. But I use Premiere Pro and Audition for editing the video.

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Dec 31, 2020 13:22:28   #
jgangjr
 
Yes, you can remove spots and other things in Resolve. There are YouTube videos with instruction on how.

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