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sikarra

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automatic save project

PostFri Nov 02, 2012 5:08 pm

Bonjour

I work on long projects in 1920x1080 50i. Timelines for about 90 min (over 1000 shots).
Automatic backups are very long. More than 1 minute minimum wait doing nothing.
Is there a way to optimize this operation?
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Re: automatic save project

PostFri Nov 02, 2012 6:19 pm

Turn off auto-backup and do it manually. For some bizarre reason it's faster. I save every time I do an operation that I would regret losing in a crash.

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Re: automatic save project

PostFri Nov 02, 2012 8:30 pm

I still think saving (and autosave) should happen in the background. Photoshop CS6 finally did it and the difference it makes to usability is huge (especially with large files)!
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Re: automatic save project

PostSat Nov 03, 2012 7:30 pm

I'm sorry but the manual backup takes exactly the same time as the autosave.
I did experiment with a stopwatch.
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Re: automatic save project

PostSun Nov 04, 2012 3:28 pm

The difference is the manual save happens when you want it to, like when you go out for a smoke, coffee etc
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Re: automatic save project

PostSun Nov 04, 2012 5:30 pm

No, but seriously, I find it unacceptable. Especially since we can not do anything during this time. This is a function to improve frankly.
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Re: automatic save project

PostMon Nov 05, 2012 5:28 am

It can take a while, I think having fast IO plays a lot into this .

But I would highly recommend having autosave enabled no matter what . I recently found out the hard way that it isn't enabled by default and I lost 2 hours of work, while a client was sat beside me, when Resolve completely froze up trying to import a media file - I didn't save manually often enough because I presumed autosave would kick in, I merely didn't recall seeing it . Embarrassing isn't the word !
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Re: automatic save project

PostMon Nov 05, 2012 6:15 pm

Agree with scratchpostvfx, I prefer to let the automatic backups in case 9 resolve quits unexpectedly.
This happens very rarely compared to version 8.
With version 8 resolve the sauvergardes were set to 5 minutes.
With version 9 of resolve, I spent 20 minutes with a forced break 1'20 "approx.
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Re: automatic save project

PostSat Nov 24, 2012 4:44 pm

I have a 512GB SSD and the difference in operation for everything BUT Resolve is stunning! I don't understand why???? I am using a disk database and I know it is pointed to the SSD which is less than half full. The timer for auto save counts down with in 10sec and then I get the beach ball for another 40 to 50 sec. I know one solution is breaking down the project but this is not ideal (1300 shots.) Any ideas BM / Group???
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Re: automatic save project

PostMon Nov 26, 2012 10:45 pm

do you have "save thumbnails from timeline" selected in general options?
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Re: automatic save project

PostTue Nov 27, 2012 5:48 am

does this make an impact on how long Resolve takes to save ?
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Re: automatic save project

PostFri Nov 30, 2012 4:30 pm

I've found. I installed version 8.
I uninstalled manually.
In the folder / application / Resolve
In the folder / application / PostgreSQL 8.4
In the folder / library / application support / Blackmagic Design / DaVinci Resolve
In the folder / library / preferences / Blackmagic Design
In the folder / library / PostgreSQL
In the folder / users / library / preferences / com.blackmagic-design.davinci.Resolve. plist

I installed the version 9, and since the automatic saving is of the order of ten seconds.
Whatever support the database (disk or SSD), and the duration of the project.

I had this problem on several computers with the installed version 8 to version 9 upgrade,
until the day I installed version 9 directly on a new computer.

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