DaVinci Resolve is a powerful and full-featured piece of software that aims to provide you with a set of specialized tools and a suitable environment for video editing and color correction purposes.
Subsequent to its installation, you are met by a black-themed main window that offers you quick access to the app's plethora of features. This said, the interface is mainly split between modules for the overall process, namely for loading media, editing, color correction and for the actual delivery.
Despite its immense number of features, the overall looks might make you think otherwise. Nonetheless, since the main window is so airy, it comes as no surprise that most of the app's features are accessible from its menubar.
The fact that DaVinci Resolve is a full-featured app becomes evident once again when you right-click any loaded media file. Both the contextual menus and the menus themselves are more often than not larger than the app's main window.
This said, it soon becomes clear that almost every aspect of the post-production process is actively covered by DaVinci Resolve. In fact, the tool can be very well considered a specialized all-in-one solution for both editors and colorists alike. Therefore, you can work with layers, nodes, effects, grades, mixers, keys and even plug-ins to creates complex looks.
Another worth mentioning thing is the fact that the utility packs a powerful Color Match feature that enables you to set the source and target gamma, as well as the target color space. Image stabilization, 3D tracking, reframing, RGB mixing and HSL curve grading are but a few of the supported functions.
Thanks to its multi-layer and mixed format Timeline feature, the app enables both a video editor and a colorist to simultaneously work on the same file. You can also create complex video transitions, while still being able to edit and mix audio files.
Taking all things into consideration, DaVinci Resolve is a powerful software solution that enables users who work in the cinematography fields to bring their work to a whole other level. What is most impressive about this app is not its number of features or how it can handle files or share projects, but rather how it combines all that and other built-in management tools without feeling unnecessarily complicated.