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Bartek Zee
Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 23, 2011 at 12:34:59 pm

I would like to fiddle with the demo of resolve lite on my macbook 4.1 intel 2 duo with GeForce 8600M GT card. I would just like to get familiar with the software. Before I install, I just wanted to know if this is possible on my humble rig? Anyone tried this yet? thanks.


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Christopher Tay
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 23, 2011 at 12:50:18 pm

The best way to confirm is to download and install on it. That you'll know for sure if it works or not.

If it doesn't, you can just uninstall the app.

-chrispy


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Peter Chamberlain
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 23, 2011 at 1:35:20 pm

Hi, the Macbook series is not certified for Resolve. Please refer to the Resolve for Mac configuration guide for details on models that are specified. It includes the current iMac and 17" MacBook Pro.
Peter


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Joseph Owens
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 23, 2011 at 2:01:57 pm

I installed Lite on my MacBookPro 3.1 with the GeForce 8600M GT.

It does run. That's all you can say about it. On bootup it will warn you that the system is not optimal, and the "performance", if you could call it that, is confirmation of same.

jPo

You mean "Old Ben"? Ben Kenobi?


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Robert Houllahan
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 23, 2011 at 8:37:11 pm

I installed the Lite version on my 15" Unibody 5,1 with the 9600GT GPU. I get about 8 fps playback on SD material... thinking about a 17" I wonder if a new thunderbolt would be better overall than a last gen 17" with the nVidia GT330M?

-Rob-

Robert Houllahan
Director / Colorist
Cinelab Inc.
http://www.cinelab.com

MAHC-PRO 6-Core 3X GTX285 20Tb SAS Wave Panel Panny 11UK SDI Plasma.


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Rohit Gupta
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 24, 2011 at 1:59:11 am

There are a few ways to try to speed up performance on underpowered/unsupported platforms:

- Set the timeline resolution to SD (especially if you are not monitoring over Video you can set it to SD)
- Set the Video monitoring bit-depth to 8-bit
- Set the scaling to Bilinear in the Settings tab
- Use a compressed codec like ProRes. DPX files won't play very fast on an old laptop unless you have a really fast SSD, and even then
- Make sure the Energy saver is switched off in Preferences - else CUDA will use the underpowered GPU and not the fast one.


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Eric Sternberger
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 24, 2011 at 12:05:54 pm

How is that possible? I got the same machine and I donĀ“t see the whole program-window because the screen resolution is just 1440X900... Cannot move it to a second display either...
But I can say that it runs, yes. Though it gives me a warning that the cuda driver is missing on startup...


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Sascha Haber
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 24, 2011 at 12:43:55 pm

1. Run Temrinal and copy/paste:
defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.75

2. Run Da Vinci Resolve

3. In Terminal reset the resolution back:
defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1

It scales the window down so you can use 1920x1200 GUI on smaller display

A slice of color...

DaVinci 8.0.1b3 OSX 10.6.8
MacPro 5.1 2x2,4 24GB
RAID0 8TB eSata 6TB
GTX 285 / GT 120
Extreme 3D+ WAVE

http://www.saschahaber.com


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Eric Sternberger
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 25, 2011 at 8:44:41 am

Great Tip! Thanks Sascha!


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Robert Houllahan
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 24, 2011 at 7:46:22 pm

I have a 24" Apple Cinema display attached to my 15" MBP...

-Rob-

Robert Houllahan
Director / Colorist
Cinelab Inc.
http://www.cinelab.com

MAHC-PRO 6-Core 3X GTX285 20Tb SAS Wave Panel Panny 11UK SDI Plasma.


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samir kassab
Re: Resolve lite and macbook 4.1 with GeForce 8600M GT?
on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:33:28 pm

i installed Resolve light on my Mac book Pro 15",it gave me warning that its not optimized.when i try to open a new project it loads for 3 or 4 sec then it crashes.

I work on color, and my employer is considering to get Resolve anytime next month , so i thought that fiddling with the lite version on my MBP will bring me up to speed when the have the new Resolve installed.it can be a life saving if i can use my MBP to go through the interface while reading the manual.

MacBook Pro
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB ,
2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3


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