on Jun 19, 2017 at 11:35:42 pm Last Edited By Dave Pickett on Jun 19, 2017 at 11:58:48 pm
I would like to pass along my recent aborted attempt to run Resolve 14.04 Public Beta that I downloaded from Black Magic's website yesterday.
Knowing full well this is a beta I do not expect a fully polished experience. However I did not even get out of the gate. I installed Resolve 14 then launched. It began it's familiar start-up cadence of checking licenses, checking control surface etc. It then got to checking audio plug-ins and I could see it scanning through my Universal Audio plugs that I use with Logic X. Before Resolve finished scanning my library of plug ins it crashed.
I relaunched and the same cadence came up with licenses, control surfaces but before it got to the audio plug ins it crashed. It behaved like this another 3 attempts. Every time at that point it would crash.
I uninstalled Resolve 14 and reinstalled it this time ensuring that any audio peripherals were off. Not a preferred way to run as I monitor my audio through a Universal Audio Apollo interface. Yet the same results when I launched Resolve.
Having experienced some systematic instability in late 2015 and early 2016 that was cryptically ascribed by Apple as attributable to using non Apple audio plugs I quickly pulled the plug on Resolve 14 and erased and restored my hard drive from Time Machine to remove any trace of 14.
Fortunately the back up worked as hoped and I am happily back to work with all data and Resolve 12.5.
So the curious part is why does 12.5 seem to work on this system (as have all the other versions since late 2013) yet 14 won't even start up? I have a strong suspicion that the addition of Fairlight has something to do with that given the timing of scanning the audio plugs which caused the initial crash of Resolve 14 on my system.
Just passing this along as part of the due diligence as a beta user.
My system is a late 2013 Mac Pro OS 10.12.5
3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5
64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3
MD FirePro D700 6144 MB