Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

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muddi12

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Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostTue Feb 27, 2018 8:55 pm

Hello Everyone,
Im currently colorgrading my videos in but would like to start grading in DaVinci. I've tried to run it on my current Imac but its not fast enough.
So im thinking about upgrading to a new macbook pro. But i would like to know if a:

2,3 ghz & 8GB ram can do the job or do i need to have a macbook with atleast 16gb ram?

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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 1:18 am

"Need" is a strange term here. Resolve will run on any modern computer, with varying frame rates at varying resolutions.
Some people who use Resolve require the ability to have real-time playback through multiple colour nodes from 4K RAW footage, others edit 1080p and don't need realtime.

The faster your computer the faster Resolve works, but there is no magical threshold where it stops working.
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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 5:39 am

Adding to what Kye wrote

I'm using the latest Macbook Pro (2017) to teach and lecture with, and it runs Resolve wonderfully.
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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 1:36 pm

What CPU speed and RAM do you have on your 2017 Mac Book Pro, Hector?
Resolve Studio 16.1b3 | Fusion Studio 16.1b3 | Win 10 Pro (1903) | i9-7940x, P4000 (431.86, 8GB VRAM), 64GB RAM, M.2 boot, SSD scratch, RAID10 data | (laptop) i7-6600, M1000M (2GB VRAM), 32GB RAM, SSD OS, M.2 scratch, T3 external
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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 3:28 pm

I am running Resolve 14 on my 2014 Retina MacBook Pro and it works just fine.
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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 5:26 pm

Steve Alexander wrote:What CPU speed and RAM do you have on your 2017 Mac Book Pro, Hector?

Hey Steve.

Its the 2.9 i7 quad (kaby lake)16 GB (2133 MHz) of RAM with the Radeon Pro 560 (4GB)
I teach quite advance sessions on it with large and complex projects.
I work with an external Glyph Atom Raid (bus powered thunderbolt 3)
Its the best combo I've used to teach post production & color work. ever.

I believe that if needed i'd be able to work from it too... though that might be pushing it (depending on the client/job)
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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostThu Mar 01, 2018 2:48 pm

From what I have been given to understand, a key point is to make sure your graphics card has at least 2 gb of RAM plus as much regular RAM as you can afford, naturally. But before you do anything read the system reqs. Unlike most software makers, the folks at Blackmagic are honest about on what you'll need, in my experience.

MacBook Pro 11
As all laptop systems are designed for portability and low power, for use with DaVinci Resolve we recommend selecting the fastest CPU, 16GB of system memory and the GPU with the most memory that is currently available.
For example the Retina 15” MacBook Pro can be configured with a Radeon Pro 560 GPU option with 4GB of memory.


Read the whole thing here...
http://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/D ... _Guide.pdf
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Re: Is a Macbook Pro powerfull enough to run DaVinci

PostThu Mar 01, 2018 9:54 pm

I run Resolve 14 on my 2017 maxed out MacBook Pro, and it runs very well. Of course you'll get slowdowns with heavy effects, or noise reduction work, but you can turn those nodes off, or render.
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