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  • I have a 6 core 3.33GHZ Mac Pro with 32GB of ram and a GTX 980 graphics card. I also have an older 8 core Mac Pro 3.0 GHZ with an AMD R9 280X graphics card and 12GB of ram. I am interested in learning how to grade and edit with DaVinci Resolve 12. I wanted to know if my system is good enough in terms of hardware for DaVinci Resolve 12. I currently use Final Cut Pro X for reference. Thanks.....

  • There is also a new Colour Management mode which helps when grading raw or log footage. The interface has changed the positions of many items and is taking me some time to be familiar with.

  • @nomad Thanks ... suppose I might as well just use the new 12.

    Neil

  • Well, the 3D-Keyer can separate close colors considerably better than the old ones. The tracker got a perspective option that's working really well. Other than that, it's some nice, small improvements of the workflow.

  • For those working in this, what's the dif's between Resolve 11 & 12 just as a grading program, in practical things?

    Just downloaded the freebie 12, wondering whether I should go with that or the "stable" 11 version.

    Neil

  • Quite courageous – the last beta was still really buggy …

  • Resolve 12 final (out of beta) is out.
    Case anyone needs to boost DR's hyperdrive engine fueled by tuttle, arena and/or other open source OFXs
    into realtime playback, from Tom Huczek of timeinpixels a great and succinct reading:
     
    - - Caching in DaVinci Resolve 12 - -
     
     

     
    for those who think reading's 4 intellectuals

  • FIRST IMPRESSION: well for me, the most important improvement, PLAYBACK! Really, I am surprised this is not mentioned more often in the PR, the playback is so much more fluid, somehow eating far less resources. I have been grading GH4-4K H.264 files on both Apple and Windows in version 11 and it was dismal, inspite of rocket-fast array and loads of RAM.

    Now, with version 12, the playback is great, full 25 fps up until now. I am very happy!

  • thanks @joethepro and @maxr for your answers, very helpful! I will try that new clean black and white feature.

  • @joethepro correct, but I would say it's better to have it separated, more control.
    Cool 3d qualifier with Van Hurkman


    + a bit on matching (and thinking =)

    and shortcut sheet

    Full-resolve12-edit-menu-cheatsheet.jpg
    3300 x 2550 - 1M
  • @GMC It changed to Clean Black and Clean White. A little more to have to fiddle with, but it works well. You can always still use blur.

  • What I am missing in the free version (or haven't been able to find yet) is the denoise function in the matte finesse section - it seems to have gone. In the Resolve 11 lite version it was there. Without it any color qualification will be flawed.

  • The limits are far fewer effects and the transform ranges seem limited. I can only scale things between .25 and 4. Is there some other way that someone can suggest? How would you zoom something from infinitely small to outside the frame?

    You can use free HitFilm version in pair with it :-)

  • @Jspatz asking the big questions. I hate those limits too!

  • I am really enjoying this and believe it can replace PP2015 for many of my projects. Besides great color control, the tracking and stabilizing is fantastic. The limits are far fewer effects and the transform ranges seem limited. I can only scale things between .25 and 4. Is there some other way that someone can suggest? How would you zoom something from infinitely small to outside the frame?

  • Im guessing the bug is there for resolve 11 as well because my a6000 audio doesnt import with xavcs footage.

  • There is a bug reading audio tracks from some codecs on the Windows version of Resolve 12. Blackmagic is aware of the problem. Remember, this is still beta software.

  • @OzNimbus Coincidentally I noticed that my a6000 audio was not being imported to Resolve 11. Is there a known limitation with Resolve and Sony audio files?