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Resolve on a Macbook Air?
Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by Richard Conolly on Nov 28, 2013 at 6:16:09 am

I may be living in a total fantasy land, but is there any kind of historic version of Resolve that will work with my machine?


MacBook Air
13-inch, Late 2010
Processor 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

Thanks for any help.

Richard


Re: Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by Ryan Holmes on Dec 1, 2013 at 10:52:11 pm

Probably not. Resolve 10 needs at least 8GB of RAM to run on a system and you don't have much RAM on that machine and the realtime playback would be virtually not existent for any type of media even if you did get something on there.

If you want to run Resolve on a laptop I'd recommend a MacBook Pro. The new Air could probably run the current version, but I'd doubt an Air would holdup running Resolve as long as a Pro over the 3-5 year life of the machine.

Time for you to go shopping! :-)

Ryan Holmes
www.ryanholmes.me
@CutColorPost


Re: Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by Richard Conolly on Dec 2, 2013 at 6:36:09 am

Thank you for that reply, Ryan.

Sadly I won't have the budget for a new machine for a while.

Was there ever a Resolve that was less memory intensive? Say versions 1-9?


Re: Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by Ryan Holmes on Dec 2, 2013 at 5:00:06 pm

Here's the Resolve 8 Configuration Guide:
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/2384470/DaVinci_Resolve_Mac_Config_Guide.pdf

Resolve 9 Config Guide:
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/4662727/Resolve%20Mac%20Config%20Guide%202012-07-31.pdf

Resolve 10 Config Guide:
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/6677767/DaVinci_Resolve_Mac_Configuration_Guide_Sept_2013.pdf

Most Resolve releases have demanded a decent amount of RAM to run. Although, you may just try and download version 10 and see if it opens on your computer. I suspect it might, but it won't run very smoothly.

Ryan Holmes
www.ryanholmes.me
@CutColorPost


Re: Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by Vagelis Kasapakis on Dec 3, 2013 at 5:44:41 pm

Hi Richard,
I just installed Resolve 10 on my mid 2012 13” Macbook Air (4Gb RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB)
No realtime playback but otherwise works fine.
I had tried again to install Resolve on this machine with no results. Mavericks and Resolve 10 is what it needed to work.


Re: Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by James Lackey on Jul 28, 2014 at 1:36:11 pm

Yeah I wonder if Mavericks does the trick... I'm looking to run resolve on a macbook air and can't find anything about it online... Vagelis can you confirm how it's working for you? Thanks -J.


Re: Resolve on a Macbook Air?
by Vagelis Kasapakis on Jul 28, 2014 at 1:50:45 pm

I am running Resolve Lite 11 beta 1 now on osx 10.9 with no problems
performance is of course not optimal, but it is fine to check some things (like new versions etc)





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