DaVinci Resolve vs Premiere Pro 2021

DaVinci Resolve vs Premiere Pro 2021

The most frequently hype-created question on the video editors is which is better, Premier Pro or DaVinci resolve? In this blog, we will talk about DaVinci resolve vs Premiere Pro 2021

And that’s happening because many Premiere Pro users are sifting to Davinci Resolve. A user of Premiere Pro who has been using Premiere Pro for 5 years, some time ago he shifted to DaVinci Resolve. In this blog, we will make a versus battle between Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve.

DaVinci Resolve vs Premiere Pro 2021 – Table of Key Features & Differences

FeaturesDaVinci ResolvePremiere Pro
Cross-Platform EditingWorks on Mac, Windows & Linux.Works on Mac & Windows.

Free, with limitations.
Studio Version: $299.

Future version updates are free.

Annual Subscription: $239.88
Monthly Subscription: $20.99

User Interface

The layout is very simple. But a little bit difficult for the beginners.

Great user interface.

Everybody can use this easyily.

Color Correction

Best for color correction. Specially developed for color grading

Not too advanced. 
 VFXNot too advancedYes, and with this, you can use dynamic linking which allow to use Premier Pro and after effect at the same time on the same project.
IntegrationsDon’t have too many plugins or third-party integrations.Millions of plugins and third-party integrations.



OpenFX capability for third-party plugins.

Library of visual and audio FX with Studio.  

Vast amounts of third-party plugins available.


Table of Contents

So, let’s compare this software in some points:

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve Price

DaVinci Resolve vs Premiere Pro 2021

In price, DaVinci Resolve is the best and affordable for everyone. With this, if you buy black magic keyboards then you will get DaVinci Resolve for free. And you can buy DaVinci Resolve for a lifetime. No monthly payment. And that is the plus point of DaVinci Resolve.

Premier pro is too costly. But if you are a student then you will get a discount. You can buy the monthly plan for $240. This discount is not too big but goes away. 

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve Ease of Use

DaVinci Resolve vs Premiere Pro 2021

In this case, Premier Pro has won. Because I think Premiere Pro has medium difficulty for the beginners. Just for example, If you want to add any text on your video on Premiere Pro then that is simple. You will just select the text layer and add this. But in DaVinci Resolve you need to go on the Fusion page and add your text. You may think that is simple. But that is not simple.

Editing on DaVinci Resolve is just like you are writing notes. It seems like adding blueprints on the Unreal Engine. This software is completely dependent on notes. These notes work like layers. And this is not easy for beginners. For this Premiere Pro won this point.

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve Editing

In that case, I think DaVinci Resolve should be won. DaVinci Resolve has a lot of extra features which make your workflow much faster than before. Each software has many shortcut keys and you can customize this. DaVinci Resolve has a separate cut page where you can cut out footage and bring these on your timeline. And the basic video editing workflow of DaVinci Resolve is much faster than Premiere Pro.

premiere pro vs DaVinci resolve color grading

For color grading, DaVinci resolve is obviously best. This software is specially developed for color grading. Many big production companies are using this to color grade their films or movies. DaVinci Resolve has a lot of features to color grade your videos. 

Premiere Pro doesn’t have a lot of features in color grading. So in that case DaVinci Resolve also won.

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve VFX 

We are talking about visual effects like masking, compositing, etc. In that case, both software is at the next level. But remember, Premier Pro is easier than DaVinci Resolve. Compositing in Premiere Pro is layer-based. 

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve Collaboration 

Most of the video editors are still using Premiere Pro. So, if I am collaborating on a project sp I can share my project with you. You can also do this with DaVinci Resolve. DaVinci Resolve also has an option and that is, you can export your whole project in Premiere Pro file format. It means you can sift the whole project DaVinci Resolve to Premiere Pro. So, this point is a tie.

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve Integration

Because of the popularity of Premiere Pro, there are millions of third-party plugins available, which supports Premiere Pro. But DaVinci Resolve doesn’t have a lot of plugins because it is not famous like Premiere Pro. So, In this case, Premiere Pro is the winner.

Premiere Pro vs DaVinci resolve Support

If you search tutorials of Premiere Pro then you can find more than 9 million results. But if you search for a tutorial about DaVinci Resolve then you will find more than 5 million results. And that happens because Premiere Pro is a very famous and old software and almost every filmmaker or video editor uses it. And that is the reason why there are a huge number of tutorials available about Premiere Pro.

Winner: Premiere Pro

Final Thoughts

From the overall discussion, we can say that if you have learned Premiere Pro then you don’t need to completely sift on DaVinci resolve. You should learn DaVinci resolution just for color grading. Not anything else.

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DaVinci Resolve is specially developed for color grading many big production company’s use this for color grading. So, DaVinci Resolve is better than Premiere Pro in color grading.

DaVinci Resolve is specialy developed for color grading. And many video editor use this only for color grading. Because Premier Pro have more feature in Editing section. 

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