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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Devi

DaVinci Resolve vs Adobe Premiere Pro: My choice for video editing


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Over the years, as a loyal subscriber to the Adobe package, I have had the opportunity to experiment with and familiarize myself with many of its powerful tools, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition, and After Effects. However, when it comes to offline editing, it's always DaVinci Resolve that captures my preference. Today, I want to share with you why I make this choice and how I see the comparison between these two editing platforms.

Let's start with the functionalities. Both Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve are equipped with cutting-edge features that offer a high-quality editing experience. But there are important differences that influence my decision.

Adobe Premiere Pro is notable for its wide range of available plugins, in addition to constant updates that introduce new tools, like the recent automatic transcription tool, extremely useful for creating subtitles. Moreover, Premiere Pro stands out when it comes to team collaboration, whether in person or online. And, for jobs that involve intensive use of After Effects animations or Photoshop and Illustrator arts, Premiere Pro allows a more fluid and fast workflow, given its high level of integration with other Adobe products.

In contrast, DaVinci Resolve shines with its robustness and performance. Initially created with a focus on color correction, it is undeniably unrivaled in this aspect, offering superior and precise color adjustment tools that are highly appreciated by industry professionals. Despite being a very powerful software, Resolve manages to run well on a variety of computers. Another strong point of Resolve is its cost-effectiveness. With a free and a paid version, it's possible to access an impressive set of tools without necessarily having to spend money. Why then do I prefer DaVinci Resolve? Simply, I feel it fits better into my workflow and needs. It's efficient, powerful, and more accessible in terms of cost. In addition, I appreciate the intuitive interface and the efficiency of Resolve, which make editing a smoother and more pleasant process.

However, this does not mean that I have completely abandoned Adobe Premiere Pro. After all, each software has its own advantages and it all depends on the nature of the project and circumstances. Therefore, I still turn to Premiere Pro when the project demands, for example, greater team collaboration or the use of specific plugins.

The most important thing is to find the tool that best suits your work style. For me, it's DaVinci Resolve; for others, it might be Adobe Premiere Pro. The key is to experiment, learn, and crucially, monitor the time you spend on each project. After all, time is money and efficiency is everything in the video editing industry.

Speaking of time measurement, stay tuned for an upcoming post, where I'll share some interesting tools to measure the time dedicated to each project. After all, continuous improvement is a journey, and every step, no matter how small, counts. See you then, happy editing!

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