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#1 Darrell Ayer

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 11:30 AM

Do you need the extended capabilities of (the free version of) Resolve 10 to do Grading and Editing of HDSLR footage?  Looking at the program, it's robust hardware requirements are a bit daunting for the level of work I would need it do. I'm trying to get away with replacing my 7 year old macbook pro with a mac mini and loading up the ram...  Does anyone have any advice on this.  


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#2 John Miguel King

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 05:24 AM

Resolve does all its maths with the graphic cards. It won't even start without a discrete GPU, whether ATI or Nvidia.

 

Also, DSLR footage is highly compressed in some variation of the h264 codec. Just the playback of this footage puts a massive strain on the computer's processor. So, yes, you do need some processing power in your system.

 

The minimum specs for a comfortable and productive experience are: core i7, 16 gb ram, discrete GPU with at least 2gb of dedicated ram.

 

If working with an Apple system, you're looking at either a 15" Retina Macbook or the iMac. The mini has no discrete GPU nor can it be expanded in any way.

Question: Do you need it to be a mac? Because the specs come considerably cheaper if going PC. You can build a beast for the cost of a new macbook.


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:53 AM

 Because the specs come considerably cheaper if going PC. You can build a beast for the cost of a new macbook.

 

Seconded.

 

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