DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

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DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:02 pm

I am new to DaVinci, this is my first time trying it today. I believe it is version 14, that's what is says when I am trying to launch it. I downloaded the install file, installed it, ran the setup. Now when I click on the icon to launch the program, I get a window with words flashing like "looking for control surface" "loading project settings" etc then the window closes, and nothing happens. No menu, nothing to click on. I tried some of the suggestions I read such as turning off wifi and restarting the computer, but it did not help.

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Operating system: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88)

My computer's specs:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
Boot ROM Version: MBP61.005A.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.58f16
Serial Number (system): W8022284GD6
Hardware UUID: 2AD36480-610A-5311-AFE5-11E02C143E50
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:35 pm

Go into About This Mac, select System Report.

In the Graphics/Displays area, what type of graphics are listed?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:41 pm

Hi Dwayne,
Thank you so much for responding to me! I am attaching the screen cap of what it says.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 pm

Make sure you have CUDA installed if you have an Nvidia GPU.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:44 pm

Select System Report and the Graphics/Displays area in that.

If it shows nothing other than the GT330M graphics, then those graphics are not adequate to run Resolve.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:44 pm

Edina_K wrote:Hi Dwayne,
Thank you so much for responding to me! I am attaching the screen cap of what it says.


Half a Gb is likely not enough to drive Resolve. You need a better GPU (i.e. another computer) if you want to run Resolve.

On the plus side, you have other options such as Premiere Pro or FCP X that should work on your machine.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:48 pm

I attached the screen shot
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 pm

Sadly, I need Resolve because I will need to round trip raw files. I'm shooting my next film in raw and my understanding is that Premiere (which I do have!) won't open raw files...
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 8:06 pm

Your computer is underpowered for Resolve and the GPU is not supported. Even if Resolve would start you probably couldn't do anything with it.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm

Thanks everyone. I will look into improving my computer! Can anyone tell me what are the min. requirements for running DaVinci?
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 8:18 pm

Edina_K wrote:Thanks everyone. I will look into improving my computer! Can anyone tell me what are the min. requirements for running DaVinci?


I would say that minimum is a 2Gb GPU and ideally 4Gb GPU (which really is only available on the top of the line Mac Book Pro). 32Gb of RAM is highly recommended, and a 4-core i7 CPU is also a good idea. Last but not least, the speed of your hard drive determines how responsive and stable Resolve is, so ideally a large SDD is recommended.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostTue Jan 23, 2018 8:22 pm

P.S.

I would add that it also depends on what you need to do. Resolve is a great NLE and grading app, but it's not necessary for everyone's needs. Other software like the aforementioned FCP X or Premiere Pro are also very capable platforms which can require less powerful machines.

P.P.S.

Not trying to steer you away from Resolve, it's awesome and I can't convince enough people to use it.
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 12:03 am

Thank you!!!
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostWed Jan 24, 2018 8:18 am

Edina_K wrote:Sadly, I need Resolve because I will need to round trip raw files. I'm shooting my next film in raw and my understanding is that Premiere (which I do have!) won't open raw files...


Would you mind telling which camera you're planning to shoot in? Also, which version of Premiere do you have?
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DaVinci Resolve 14 Error message.

PostThu Mar 08, 2018 11:10 pm

Hi, I just got Davnici Resolve and it won't launch. I can't get passed the "loading color page" on the splash that comes up when you click it. I went into the executable and watched the terminal loading the files. The error that popped up was "Failed to translate text file to binary file." And then it gave me the error "Error: IL Text Translator (line=1002) near r2: syntax error" It gave me the same error for multiple other lines. I don't know what to do and any help would be appreciated.

PS: I also ran the capture logs file incase that could help you guys. Here it is:
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Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 Won't Start After Installation (Mac)

PostFri Mar 09, 2018 12:33 am

Your ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics is not good enough to run Resolve 14.
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