Recently started using DaVinci Resolve at home and at work as it looks like we will be implementing it for 4k use and for Color correction. So I decided to download it (it’s free) at home and put it to the test. Of course I need my favorite visual SFX to go with it so got the latest version of Sapphire to test out as well.
First, to me, Resolve for editing is FCP 7 on steroids (with a few functions that DON’T work). I love the media browser as I can see any file format you can think of…like Premiere. Editing is easy (if you know FCP). Like the inspector and Dynamic zoom makes push/pull on pics easy. I like being able to go to CC and back without leaving the app. Audio…eh…haven’t really needed it, did everything in the edit window. And output was cake.
Now to my FAVORITE tool, sapphire…I was not able to keyframe fx like in all other editors. I looked at every window there is but did not see keyframing ANYWHERE. Also some of the FX did not work, specifically swishpan. Just acted like a push fx.
Stay tuned…more to come.