April 14, 2015 at 5:05AM

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Would you consider using Resolve 12 for editing?

So, it's my second year on the Creative cloud subscription and I must say I'm really happy with both the products and the customer's service.
But, no matter how much I like Premiere and Speedgrade I still haven't found a better software to color correct my projects than in Resolve lite.
On the other hand it's very time consuming to move from PP to Resolve specially if you have a ton of nested sequences with 3rd party plugins on top of them. And I often end up working with Adobe's Speedgrade - PP solution even if I'm more efficient in grading with Resolve lite.
So, I started experimenting with Resolve's editing functions (version 11). I must say that for a free app I'm impressed by it's features. Only issues I got is the need to transcode everything to DNxHD otherwise playback is really slow. And the fact that it just can't stay on for so many hours without crashing.
Yesterday, I saw on nfs the new Resolve 12. Seemsto be a major upgrade and it could potentially replace PP for many editors specially those who do not use Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects in conjunction (If there are any).
So, what do you think? Would you consider replacing your NLE with Resolve 12?

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Yes, is almost a NLE normal. Better than never. I use for RAW VIDEO.

April 15, 2015 at 6:34AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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I say go for it. My goal for the summer is to complete the switch to Resolve for editing. I've tinkered with it and it is both powerful and intuitive. Premiere and the Adobe CC apps all feel a little bloated -- slow startup times, etc. I'm trying to minimize the amount of time I spend in CC.

April 15, 2015 at 12:41PM

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Raafi Rivero
Director
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I edited smaller things with Resolve 11, and I have great hope for 12. I'd say wait for it to come out, and try it, nothing to loose as it is free.

April 15, 2015 at 1:58PM

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Almosh Taltosh
DP/Director
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I definitely would, especially since it's free. I've used Premiere since I started so it will be somewhat of a transition and learning curve, but I'm going to give it a try.

April 15, 2015 at 3:25PM

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I was excited by Resolve 11 at first but had to switch to Premiere after Resolve kept crashing and had weird audio issues (made footage sound staticy for some reason) and mysterious green lines would streak through rendered files, making them useless. Plus, moving around the timeline was just cumbersome enough to make me want to avoid editing without realizing it. But 11 came close though. So much to like. Hopefully 12 is what 11 should have been.

April 15, 2015 at 5:05PM

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J Robbins
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I had a weird audio issue myself with Resolve 11. The footage from the Sony A7s has no audio. I didn't search for it as I gave up the idea of editing on Resolve because it was crashing all the time. Let's hope that fixes for the old bugs will come along with the new features.

April 15, 2015 at 5:39PM

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George Pada
Filmmaker
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crashing Resolve . . .
just a question:
is your hardware up to the specs? Did you try the BM forum? do you have enough memory in the graphics card?

April 17, 2015 at 12:52PM, Edited April 17, 12:52PM

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Personally I wouldn't be able to give up the synergy between AE and PP. And with the new color updated coming to CC I don't see myself switching. I am really interested in the new compositing abilities for Resolve 12 shown this week though.

April 15, 2015 at 7:35PM

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Liam Leyland
Videographer/Editor
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I was curious of the same thing, I'm very interested in cutting costs to a bare minimum. If you can do a job in a free bit of kit then use it I say.

I've cut one offline project in Resolve and actually found its limited tools helpful to my workflow as there wasn't all this bulk to get distracted by. This was a simple content piece but with the release of 12 and multicam I'll definitely give it another go with a beefier project, maybe a music promo and really test the multicam function.

April 16, 2015 at 11:54AM

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Greg
Editor / Assistant Editor
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Also, If you have trouble with playback can I ask are you using an external drive to playback from? Because I find working from an internal drive works much better for playback in Pro Res or even R3D. Although I haven't cut in native R3D files only graded..

April 16, 2015 at 11:55AM

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Greg
Editor / Assistant Editor
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I don't have much experience editing in Resolve, though I agree that it's the best color correction option out there. I too wish there were a better workflow between PP & DR.

I often find myself using Colorista III in order to stay within the Adobe workflow, which isn't a horrible solution, but it's less than ideal.

April 16, 2015 at 10:16PM

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Jonathan Mayer
Writer/Director
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will not be using it, I am quite happy with Sony Vegas Pro as I have for decades. In particular Vegas has the most advanced audio tools available and that is very important to me. Nothing wrong with you using it, but I will stick with Vegas which works great on my PC.

April 16, 2015 at 11:06PM

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I'm hoping the final release of 12 is good enough to be my main editing/grading platform. I also had the crashing issues with 11 after my machine slept, but 12 seems more stable. I haven't looked closely yet, but I'm hoping there is something to approximate FCPX's intelligent keyword/favourite tagging.

I'm wondering what kind of support can be offered for a free app especially from a relatively small provider. But the concept, look and most of the features are spot-on.

August 3, 2015 at 9:16AM, Edited August 3, 9:28AM

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