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Sala Sultan
On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 1:43:42 pm

Hi! I tried Resolve and I love it, the only problem is its slow and slog ish, an sometimes really slow. My MacBook pro is i7, 16GB of ram or memory SSD, it's 2011 model.. Any ideas to make it faster?

Sala


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Margus Voll
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 2:06:10 pm

Real answer?

Get full tower with many gpus

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Roger Bolton
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 4:16:53 pm

The "get a tower" snobs on here are getting old.

How about "real answer" some of us have towers, but we also want to set grades while still on set using a macbook pro and thunderbolt array, an ultrastudio minimonitor and a 2nd connection to the directors broadcast monitor. Then we copy the setups to a tower to finish the job.

So you can make Resolve faster for laptop use. Go into project settings, set your sequence resolution to 720p instead of 1080p, set scaling to "bilinear" instead of "smooth", if you're working with R3D then set debayer to 1/4 resolution.

Turn off render cache while setting grades interactively, then turn it on to let it render the timeline to dpx to see a preview., then off again when you tweak grades. Having render cache on introduces a huge lag while trying to adjust grades if it's also rendering in the background.

resolve can be much faster on a laptop using these steps.

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Margus Voll
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 4:23:20 pm

ok but it does make it faster on the expense of something was my point.

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Roger Bolton
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 4:32:30 pm

yes, but your answer is not very helpful.
Onset / Nearset grading is a huge growing trend in the industry and is a market I'm sure Blackmagic is interested in addressing.

Yes you can wheel a macpro tower in a flight case onset, but you probably don't need to. The director is going to be fine with 720p / quarter debater previews on set then full res renders later. Resolve actually works pretty well as a logging tool onset for R3D, set one light grades and add metadata right after each reel is finished, then export an AAF or XML and start creating the proxies for the offline editor while still onset. Then the editor has onelight graded clips to cut with before you've even finished shooting!

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Margus Voll
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 4:42:08 pm

yepp i agree on set work but usually people do not ask for that.

you can pump memory have ssd etc but it still will limit you no matter what you do.

speed increase will be still relatively minimal.

i have been on mac book pro. yes you can operate there but not really enjoyable imo.

so maybe i should have started with a question: "what is the objective"?

if only on set and looks creating then there is a way as you pointed out earlier.
to have fulle experience then there is no way imo.

even towers and dower have so big difference.

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Roger Bolton
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 4:55:23 pm

I don't think anyone things their laptop is going to be as fast as a proper resolve suite just because it's the same software.

But the thing is, resolve as it ships with default settings does seem pretty sluggish on a laptop especailly compared to other common desktop software, and you can easily make it faster with the correct workflow, and setup and in this forum we should tell people that.

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Margus Voll
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 6, 2012 at 5:19:16 pm

yes maybe.

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Juan Salvo
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 7, 2012 at 4:05:50 am

Resolve works quite well on the new MacBookPro retina with the larger GPU memory. It's performance is close to what you'd get with a single q4000 system. Some pc notebooks use the 680M instead of the 650M and may get even better performance. But I dont have first hand experience with those.

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Sala Sultan
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 7, 2012 at 7:09:37 am

Thanks a lot Roger! thats a helpful tip..
actually I didnt know how to turn off Cache, can you please tell me where to find it?
I did the other steps you mentioned.. thanks again!

Sala


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Sala Sultan
Re: On MacBook pro
on Dec 7, 2012 at 7:10:25 am

Thanks Margus!

Sala


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