When I wrote my series on a video editing workflow back in 2017, I had settled on Adobe Premiere Pro as my video editing suite of choice. Despite the rather hefty price tag, I felt the toolset it provided me with – particularly the ability to synchronise clips based on audio profile – was worth it. Since then, I started encountering some usability bugs when editing clips from certain cameras, and let multi-cam support be multi-cam support, replacing it entirely with iMovie.
Now, iMovie isn’t a bad video editing tool for single camera flow, particularly if you only work with a single video at a time. When editing – as I do – as many as twelve videos in a sitting, having to wait for one to render before starting the render of the next video can get kind of tedious. Likewise, when working with a reasonably large number of source videos, and particularly when adding a voiceover track, it gets a little clunky.
Enter DaVinci Resolve. Anyone who has edited videos in Premiere Pro should find the workflow reasonably familiar. Although there is a bit of a learning curve to it, it is generally quite intuitive. For me, it has brought back multi-cam support, which I will be playing around with in upcoming videos on my YouTube channel.
There is a paid version of the software, which costs less than a one-year subscription for Premiere Pro, and there is a vibrant community out there to help you with whatever issues and challenges you might face.