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When you edit, colour grade or make visual effects, you want a smooth playback and fast renders, even when you add complex color grades and heavy fusion effects.
It’s not about buying expensive hardware, it’s about robust techniques, smart settings and proven tips and tricks from a professional workflow.
In this course you will learn how to set up Davinci Resolve 16 to run like a beast even on a modest computer.
Step 1: Make sure you use the heaviest type of footage for any NLE: 4k H264, 4k/8K Raw (from Red or Arri) You can either use your own project footage or download sample Red / Arri footage and 4k stock footage. 10 files should be enough:
– Red footage from www.red.com/sample-r3d-files
Step 2: Without any changes to your settings (so without applying the steps in the course), make a short edit, with color correction, colour grading, apply a couple of OpenFX and some Fusion effects (even if it’s just blur). It is not important what color grading or effects you apply, it’s important to have them. Keep an eye on the playback smoothness, render times and how long it took you.
Step 3: Now, close that project, keep the same footage, but apply the optimisation steps in the course, do not attempt any editing, color grading, or effects (OpenFX or Fusion) before you apply all the steps.
Step 4: Restart Davinci Resolve 16, do exactly the same creative work as in Step 2, and enjoy the insane speed, but note the render time and playback smoothness.
Do you have an older PC? Say e.g. 7 years old, then install Davinci Resolve 16 on that PC/Mac, apply the optimisation steps (Step 3 and 4`).
Step 5: Please upload to the project section:
– A video link or screenprints of the exported edit, colour grading, and effects
– Your PC specs (year, graphics card, RAM, processor), and the render time differences.
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