Final Cut Pro 7 Is Dead: Switching From FCP7 to DaVinci Resolve 14

With the demise of Final Cut Pro 7, many editors will be left to search for a new NLE to get the job done. Blackmagic Design is throwing its arms wide open, presenting DaVinci Resolve 14 as the perfect choice for wayward editors.

Blackmagic Design has released a video to this end, detailing the similarities between DaVinci Resolve 14 and the now defunct Final Cut Pro 7. It also quickly introduces Resolve’s color correction tools and a number of DaVinci Resolve 14’s new features, such as:

  • All new collaboration workflow which allows multiple users to work on the same project at the same time
  • Improved Performance, Fluidity And Usability
  • All new image processing engine with numerous performance improvements and optimizations
  • All new database engine for improved management and performance on PostgreSQL and DiskDB
  • Improved media access and performance
  • New Fairlight audio processing engine for all audio in Resolve
  • Level meters for all channels, Masters, Subs, Aux and groups
  • Each mixer track includes input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamics graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections
  • Support for track colors on the timeline
  • Support for dragging just video or audio from the source viewer
  • Clip adjustment and trim improvements
  • Support for multiple Media Pool windows either as a 2-up/4-up docked view or as new pop-up windows
  • Support for source viewer video I/O playback of clips not at the project frame rate

One of the biggest appeals Resolve should have for FCP7 users is the ability to import timelines from FCP7, as well as its similar keyboard shortcuts and editing and trimming model.
You can learn more about transitioning from Final Cut Pro 7 to DaVinci Resolve 14 in the video above. DaVinci Resolve 14 comes in a FREE version (perfect for a quick switch) as well as in DaVinci Resolve Studio for just $299.
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Written by Jake Fruia

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