Has anybody done a comparison of Final Cut Pro vs. Davinci Resolve? I have been using Davinci for the past few months and it seems to work awesome but a little slow at rendering, especially when applying lens distortion correction via effects->warp->lens distortion. It can take over 6 hours to render a 10 minute clip with color correction and lens corrections. I think if I pay the licensing fee, there are other lens correction options that will run faster.
I downloaded a free trial version of Final Cut Pro X and found that it has much of the same functionality for color and lens corrections and renders a bit faster. The output options are limited, will render directly to FB, youtube etc. but when rendering directly to a file at 4k the resulting file is HUGE! I took in a 1.16 Gb 4k video made in Davinci and ran it through the lens distortion correction model in Final Cut and the 4k output file was 53 Gb! Playing around with some of the options on the file got it down to 5 Gb @4k which is still larger than the original. I tried rendering to an apple device @4k but after waiting an hour, I couldn’t find where it put the file. Plus I don’t like how it pulls everything into a library, I prefer to keep my files and projects in separate locations.
Does anybody have any other experiences on comparing these two pieces of software they can share?