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Black Magic Da Vinci Resolve - hardware


col.campbell 18 1.4k 4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2022 2:45PM
Is anyone out there using Resolve to grade/ edit video? I've been thinking about a GPU upgrade but not sure how high-spec - or expensive - I should think about going; it seems that the sky is the limit.

My computer has an Intel i7, 32 Gb RAM and a GTX 1060 3GB RAM. It works but I'm limited as to the resolution of video it'll process. If anyone is in the know on this sort of thing I'd appreciate an indication of how much bang-for-buck improvement I might get, and at what price point.
Carabosse Plus
19 42.6k 270 England
20 Sep 2022 3:59PM
What video resolution are you trying to process?

I use Vegas which can process 4K fine. Not tried 8K yet.
col.campbell 18 1.4k 4 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2022 5:50PM
4k; I'm restricted to 2.7k. I don't know if framerate is a factor but I'm using 100/ 120 fps.

I'll have to have a Google for Vegas.
col.campbell 18 1.4k 4 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2022 5:55PM
It's not the software that's limiting me, it's my computer but perhaps other software will perform better with the same hardware.
Carabosse Plus
19 42.6k 270 England
20 Sep 2022 7:23PM
I suspect it may be the frame rate.

Try test clips at lowest frame rate, usually 25/30 fps and see what happens.
col.campbell 18 1.4k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2022 6:51AM
I think it crashed when operating at that sort of resolution, regardless of framerate. I'll have another look, maybe tomorrow before I get the chance. Thanks.
col.campbell 18 1.4k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2022 6:56AM
PS Forgot to mention, the framerate isn't an accident; I do need it for action and slow motion. But perhaps it's a question of throughput whereby lowering framerate will allow an increase in resolution, but I think it'll crash - I'm sure it has done before - and I suspect that'll be due to hardware limitations. We'll see. Thanks again, Carabosse
22 Sep 2022 7:31PM
Our dance studio had similar issues. If you are playing back using hardware acceleration and have applied a LUT or grade of some sort then your GPU will be very memory hungry. It shouldn't crash or freeze though, you should get a warning.

First of all make sure you are not using the latest driver (usually a 'game ready' version) get nVidia's Studio Certified driver.

If you upgrade the card, then to see any real improvement you would need to get something like this

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