I planned to do video about this and I still might. I am not sure if I want to do videos about video editing or keep the magic on Youtube channel and talk about editing here. I mentioned about this in last post. Here I go deeper into why I made the change about two months ago. It was time when both Vegas Pro and DaVinci Resolve got new versions. I decided to give Resolve a try because Vegas Pro didn't seem to have anything new worth the upgrade price and I heard Resolve fixed issues why I hadn't made the change before.
I have used Vegas Pro since I started to make videos to YouTube. Back then I got it cheaper since I had Sony's laptop with Sony's video editing software and it had VST support. I didn't found VST support from other software. Now other editing software have it. Resolve included. I tested Resolve earlier but stayed with Vegas Pro. Resolve used too much disc space with proxy files and it was unusable without using proxy files. That was deal-breaker. Even without it Vegas Pro more convenient and faster. New version promised to fix that.
Vegas Pro is still more convenient and faster but I moved to DaVinci Resolve. To be exact I moved from Vegas Pro and HitFilm to DaVinci Resolve and BlackMagic Fusion. HitFilm and Fusion were big reason why I made change. At the moment I am using free versions of Resolve and Fusion. I plan to go paid version of Fusion. I am not so sure about Resolve yet. Staying with Vegas Pro would have become cheaper if I buy Fusion. There was learning curve with new software but I still made the change. So what made me change the software.
Reason was quality of videos. Resolve and Fusion give more professional look than Vegas Pro and HitFilm. You can get good looking video and effects with Vegas Pro and HitFilm but Resolve and Fusion beat them in quality. Vegas Pro is easier and faster to use. Titles are also better on Vegas Pro. I miss ease of use of Vegas Pro sometimes. But having video look as it looked during color grading turn scales towards Resolve. That is not the case with Vegas Pro. Colors in video depend on what video format you use. Resolve's videos also look better on YouTube. Resolve has same or similar dials as Lightroom which I used before getting into videos. It has may important build in function which need plugins in Vegas Pro. Video stabilization being one.
Resolve is color grading software which has become video editing software. I don't think this version is quite there yet. It is close enough for me to make the move. I haven't used Fusion enough to really judge it. Based on what I have used it the interface is better than in HitFilm. Node based workflow feels so natural once you learn it. HitFilm might have something I really miss once I get deeper into Fusion and special effect. So far Fusion beats Hitfilm. I am not saying I am not losing anything I don't miss. What I would miss going back to Vegas Pro and HitFilm is the reason I am not going back.