PVC at NAB 2014 – DaVinci Resolve Gets More Edit Friendly

Lots of new editorial features highlight Resolve 11

Sure Blackmagic Design had important new camera surprises (covered here by Matt) but it was the new features of DaVinci Resolve that most caught my eye. Why? Because they have added even more editorial tools to Resolve v11 and are building it into what looks to be a quite capable editor.

This wasn’t a total surprise as online editing was added last year at NAB with version 10 and seems like a natural progression of the toolset. But what I was most impressed with was the overall feel in v11 as you moved around, loaded clips, trimmed and just did that basic editing stuff. The engineers have been working hard and continute to make Resolve one of the more impressive tools in post-produciton.

Yes, it sure does look a lot like Final Cut Pro X in many places. It sure does.

 


Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and tv had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design he was in one of the early graduating classes at the Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time at Watkins he discovered editing. While most of his classmates in film school wanted to be directors, Scott saw real career opportunities in post production and took a job as an assistant editor after completing film school. In 1999, Scott took the leap into freelancing and in 2007 accepted a position as an editor at Filmworkers – Nashville. In 2005 Scott created The Editblog a website dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now housed here at PVC. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.

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