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John Knapich
Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 13, 2017 at 3:11:38 pm

Hello,
I have seen others post here that talk about Resolve 14 on Mac Towers. I was under the impression that the new software will not work on Mac's older than 2013.
Is there a way to make this work? Has anyone had success using Resolve 14 on the older Mac Towers?


2012 Mac Tower
Nvidia Quadro 4000
Blackmagic Decklink Extreme 3D+


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Dennis Kutchera
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 13, 2017 at 11:21:05 pm

It works fine as long as you have an Nvidia card that capable of Cuda Compute 3 or higher. You can reference your graphics card here: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

I don't know the score for AMD video cards in the Mac Pro, but with Nvidia, you can install a PC card, You just won't see the apple boot screen. Everything comes up once the driver is loaded. Drivers available on Nvidia website.

Dennis


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Alan Okey
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:17:27 am
Last Edited By Alan Okey on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:18:24 am

Resolve runs fine on my 2012 2x2.4GHz 6-core with Radeon 5770 GPU.

A caveat - I tried it with an nVidia Quadro 4000, and the Display Broadcast Safe Exceptions function would turn both the GUI viewer window and the broadcast monitor black. I had the latest drivers and CUDA installed. Switching to the Radeon card restored full functionality.


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John Knapich
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 16, 2017 at 2:59:06 pm

I am running the nVidia Quadro 4000 for CUDA use in Premiere and Resolve.
I will update all my drivers - Cuda, DaVinci Video Desktop etc and see if I can get Resolve 14 to run.

2012 Mac Tower
Nvidia Quadro 4000
Blackmagic Decklink Extreme 3D+


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Warren Eig
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 16, 2017 at 5:53:14 pm

The Nvidia Quadro 4000 is not supported. I replaced mine with a Titan X.

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John Knapich
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:04:52 pm

Thanks.
Are you running your Titan X and Resolve on a Mac Tower?

2012 Mac Tower
Nvidia Quadro 4000
Blackmagic Decklink Extreme 3D+


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Warren Eig
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 16, 2017 at 8:26:14 pm

Yes, a 2010 Mac Pro 12 Core tower.

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Brent Marginet
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 17, 2017 at 3:38:36 am

I'm running it on a 2010 5,1 Mac Pro upgraded to 2 x 3.46ghz CPU's, 64gb of Ram and a PC GTX-980Ti as well as a 2012 5,1 Mac Pro with 2 x 3.46ghz CPU's, 128gb of RAM and a PC GTX-980Ti. I'm even running it on a 3,1 Mac Pro on EL Capitan with a 4gb GTX-680 even though it's technically only certified for Sierra, though it is quite a bit slower for rendering and transcoding.

To use a PC Nvidia GPU there are two ways to do it.
First is to keep a GT-120 in the second slot and connect your monitors to that card if you don't need that slot for something else. In my case all my slots are filled so I install the OS with the GT-120 installed, I install the Nvidia Drivers and after a reboot I go into the settings and turn on Screen Sharing. The reason for this is that the Nvidia Drivers need to be updated every time Apple releases a Security Update and when it reboots your screens won't come up. I then Screen Share to that system, install the new drivers and after another reboot the monitors will come back up again. Just always go to MacVidCards to check to see if there are new Drivers available before doing the Security Update or you won't be able to get your monitors up in the single PC Card setup like I have.

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John Knapich
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:42:11 pm

Looks like I will replace the Quadro 4000 with a compatible GPU and see how it goes. I am also using one of my slots for a ATTO SAS SATA card and one for my Blackmagic video card so things are getting crowded!

2012 Mac Tower
Nvidia Quadro 4000
Blackmagic Decklink Extreme 3D+


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Pablo Garcia
Re: Resolve 14 on 2012 Mac Tower?
on Nov 18, 2017 at 4:36:44 pm

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this site.

I have entry level experience with digital video and editing. I've done a few small jobs, and I'm now creating a new interview series for my website that I will be shooting and editing.

I have a Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (2012/Nehalem) Specs (Mid-2012, MD770LL/A, MacPro5,1, A1289, 2629), with one additional 3 TB drive added.

My issue is that the stock video card finally gave out. I've been doing research, and I'm confused on what could work and what won't, as well as the availability of some of these cards seems to be zero, at least in new condition.

The only cards that I know will work with certainty are the Radeon HD 5870 or the AMD Sapphire Radeon HD Mac Edition.

Two of the main issues I'm encountering are not having to pay a ton of money for a high-end card while I'm still at a beginner level of work volume and also not being clear on whether or not the same card type will work if it comes from different brands.

Can someone please point me in the right direction? Any help would be appreciated!

Pablo


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