Premiere Pro to DaVinci Resolve: 9 tips for a smooth transition

Premiere Pro to DaVinci Resolve logos on two different laptops
(Image credit: Darren Mostyn)

There was a time when I could ask a group of aspiring editors what editing software they use, and the answer would have more than likely have been Premiere Pro. Some would have replied with Final Cut Pro or Avid, but usually, it would have been Premiere. However, in 2023, the landscape is vastly different. Increasingly, DaVinci Resolve is the answer I'm receiving. 

This revolutionary video editing software has taken the editing world by storm over the past several years, offering a sleek and user-friendly interface, lightning-fast performance, and a wealth of advanced features that will make your life as a video editor much easier. If you have recently been thinking about switching from Premiere Pro to DaVinci Resolve, but feel you are somewhat tied to Premiere with historical knowledge, let me run you through what I consider the Premiere Pro to Resolve cheat sheet. For more about each different software, see our Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve reviews.

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Darren Mostyn

Darren Mostyn is a highly experienced senior colourist and founder of a UK-based creative post facility. Darren specialises in colouring broadcast documentaries, music videos, and commercials. With a diverse portfolio, he has worked with prominent broadcasters such as BBC, Amazon, SKY, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and many global networks. He is a certified DaVinci Resolve Master Trainer and regularly trains and speaks at seminars globally.