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DaVinci Resolve 16 and older 15 and 14
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  • Yeah, those leeches at Blackmagic. Ripping us off by dropping the price from $1200 to $299 while adding cool features. How dare they not give us everything for free! Bloody capitalist pigs! I REALLY need those features for my cat videos. ;-)

  • Noise reduction is always the FIRST thing after decoding (or debayering) - it has to be before all other effects, if you want any kind of quality.

  • Its a stellar product to offer for free. Sure, Id love for it to not be crippled, but the paid version is not all that expensive for what you get, so Im not going to complain about it. They need to keep profit margins up. If I want to use H264 material, Ill just spend the prep time to convert it to prores and not worry about it. You're thinking way too much about this @Vitaliy_Kiselev.

  • But if you add debayer+noise reduction+colour correction+several layers of video and audio+effects+tracking/stabilizing+... there is no way arround intermediate rendering, even on top hardware (with Resolve free you are limited to one GPU anyway). And if you don't do all those things, there is no point in using such a beast of software like Resolve.

    Again, it is basic NLE now.

    Next. H.264 decoding in all good software including Resolve is made by special GPU block now (since 14 beta 4 Resolve also support decoding by NVidia GPUs, see appropriate topics here on PV). So it does not make ANY difference compared to more light formats.
    H.264 does not need any debayering, noise reduction is used also rare (and where it is used it is last step before rendering), same is for stabilization.

    Thing that we talk about here is that for Free version they have condition check and specially degrade performance by moving decoding to CPU to make work much harder.

  • @Vitaliy

    If you do a raw cut of your material, no transcodeing should be needed - thats right (but programmers are way to lazy these days...or underpaid...both).

    But if you add debayer+noise reduction+colour correction+several layers of video and audio+effects+tracking/stabilizing+... there is no way arround intermediate rendering, even on top hardware (with Resolve free you are limited to one GPU anyway). And if you don't do all those things, there is no point in using such a beast of software like Resolve.

  • @Psyco

    It make perfect sense. Resolve is no longer " high end grading tool for professional productions" if you did not noticed. It is affordable $299 NLE with focus on normal end users. And, surprise, now H.264 is mainstream format used by around 90% of Resolve users.

    If you need to work with H.264 material, just transcode it (I think its called "optimised media" in Resolve, which you would need anyway as soon as you start adding effects).

    It is utter stupidity. Today you DON'T need to transcode. And no, it is very bad myth that "you would need anyway as soon as you start adding effects".

  • @Vitaliy That really doesn't make sense. Resolve is a high end grading tool for professional productions - H.264 is a side effect for hobby video or very special cases. Its only a nice-to-have feature, far far away from basic.

    If you need to work with H.264 material, just transcode it (I think its called "optimised media" in Resolve, which you would need anyway as soon as you start adding effects).

  • @joethepro

    I cant blame them, really. Its amazing to me that it has lasted as free software with such complete features as long as it has.

    And you must blame them. As it is absolute basic thing, you actually can't make worst thing that make maximum impact on editing experience.

  • @Vitalit_Kiselev I cant blame them, really. Its amazing to me that it has lasted as free software with such complete features as long as it has. And now with the full version at only $300 its a pretty good situation.

  • Interesting fact.

    GPU based H,264 decoding is Studio version only feature. Even otherwise the H.264 performance on Studio version is a lot snappier than the free version. On Windows.

    So, BM started crippling more features intentionally including most important ones!

  • @G3550D interesting comment about the stabilization - I have tried now to stabilize footage in the latest beta DVR14 as well with the default settings and it works really well! I usually use Premiere Pro Warp Stabilizer for this, but Resolve seems to work very good now (with my BMPCC footage). I will have to test with my Sony A7s II now (as it has much higher rolling shutter issues).

    Could be the time now to switch over to Resolve and abandon PPro!

  • Here's a very interesting way to use VFX versioning in Resolve using Fusion Connect. It works for any VFX processing software.

  • That depends where your Resolve database is set up. I set mine to an extra drive to keep system and data seperate, but the default is the system drive (at least on Mac).

    So you might get back the old version of your project if the database is included in the backup.

  • would turning back windows a few days bring the older project? or they are independent

  • no unfortunately

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  • caveport , i was able to save, the problem is i need to go 2 or 3 saved session in past and open it up, as the final saved project had tracks the were edited deleted by mistake

  • Yes Resolve has all the backup options you need in the project settings, autosave. If you did not set it up to do backup projects then you may not be able to restore your work. The manual is an excellent resource for this kind of info.

  • my issues with davinci keeps on going...anyone know if davinci saves history of backups of projects that can be opened...basically i was working on a project for a long time, i moved tracks over tracks that were already edited and thus took the place, i was tired and didnt realize this tell now, i open the project the latest saved project is missing a good chunk of the edited track, any clue on this? I know sony vegas,has a log of project history saved and can access any at any time.Thanks

  • @G3550D

    Usually Mercalli is considered best among them.

  • Worthwhile watch from Alexis Van Hurkman on the new face refinement feature and other new features. Being not particularly competent with computers I was wary of trying the beta version, but I've been using it for several days now with only one crash. My system consists of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb i7 CPU 920 2.67 GHz 16.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 534MHz ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T SE (LGA1366) SAMSUNG TV (3840x2160@60Hz) I have been spending some time stabilizing very unstable footage taken at sea in trawler races with various DSLR cameras and have found the stabilization (just with the default settings) to be better than anything I have used before (I haven't tried Mercalli so I would be interested to hear if anyone has compared the two).

  • Is there a standard benchmark test for resolve 14? I would try it on my budget pc (Ryzen5_1600, GTX1060_6GB) and post for comparison.