Darren in California writes:
What are people using for real estate video editing these days? I've been using Adobe Premiere Pro CC for about 6 years and it makes my skin crawl just about every time. I'm a PC user and Premiere Pro was recommended to me when I first started. I've just tolerated it ever since. It's gotten to the point where my workflow is being hindered significantly and I almost cringe when a client wants to add video to a photo shoot knowing that I'll have to deal with PP. I find it terrible in so many ways; notably the rendering/playback time, exporting time, random bugs, over complexity to do simple things such as creating a title; I could go on. I have to believe there is a better solution. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Thanks for writing in, Darren. I dabble in video but it's by no means my area of expertise so I reached out to Nick Swartzendruber from Drone Cowboys who has been absolutely killing it in the film game for a while now. Here is what Nick had to pass along:
"Since Darren is using a PC, he can’t use Final Cut Pro X which would probably be the best fit for him. The next best thing is DaVinci Resolve. You can download the non-linear editor for free (the studio version, you have to pay for) and there’s no monthly expense. Blackmagic has been constantly updating and streamlining Davinci so it's very powerful and much more user friendly than Premiere. Davinci is very impressive and even has some AI built into it."
Here are couple of comparison videos that might be worth a watch: