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  • Fri, Jun 30 2017 8:20 AM

    • tommix
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    Questions from a Resolve v14 beta user

    1) I'm running under W10 HOME. What what won't work unless a I have the Pro version?

     

    2) For H.264 source files, is the CPU used for "realtime" decode? If so, how many cores can be used?

     

    3) If one has a GTX1080, will it be used for "realtime" h.264 decode?

     

    4)  If one has a GTX1080, is there a way to know what visual effects use the GTX1080 and which rely only on the CPU chip?

     

    5) Is the GPU on the CPU used for anything?`

     

    6) Are XAVC-I (from Sony FS5) supported? Canon 422 10-bit h.264? JVC-LS-300 h.264?

     

    7) No ProRes export under windows -- OK. DNxHD is as just as good, but almost no other software will import it. Can one export 8-bit RGB uncompressed or, for example,  XAVC-I.

     

     

  • Fri, Jun 30 2017 1:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Questions from a Resolve v14 beta user

    I am very confused.  Do you realize that Resolve 14 is not an Avid product?  You should be asking these questions on their forums to get the best answers.

    Good luck,

    Jef

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  • Fri, Jun 30 2017 2:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Questions from a Resolve v14 beta user

    Easy for users to get confussed Jef. Many now use Resolve as the Grading part of Avid. So its easy for them to forget its not actually Avid :-)

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  • Fri, Jun 30 2017 10:22 PM In reply to

    • tommix
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    Re: Questions from a Resolve v14 beta user

    I'm asking about MC FREE.

    i know the answers for Resolve. It now uses my GTX1080 for almost everything. My question is how and when does Avid use a high performnce GPU? Maybe it won't use a 1080 for anything but a display driver. Avid has always, for some reason, been locked into a very specific GPU. (Likely they don't use CUDA or OpenCL.)

    I used MC in the old days before a GPU could do almost nothing but generate the display and the CPU did all the work. I remember when MC only had the ability to use a second core for background tasks.

     

    And I don't understand why Pro or Enterprise Windows needs to be used for an NLE. Seems to run fine under Home. I'm hoping it's only for the Cloud stuff I'll never use.

  • Sat, Jul 1 2017 12:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Questions from a Resolve v14 beta user

    MC First pretty much uses the GPU in the same way as MC. I won't commit to this answer, but I'm pretty sure that video acceleration is still using OpenGL (and please, someone correct me if I'm wrong). In general I'd recommend a faster CPU and drives before getting a faster card for MC. Also, only the primary video card and GPU is used, so it doesn't help to have multiple cards.

    Will you see better performance with a GTX 1080 vs a GTX 760? Sure. But not as much as you might expect (based on reports by users who have purchased the higher end cards).

    So, to answer your questions:

    tommix:

    1) I'm running under W10 HOME. What what won't work unless a I have the Pro version?

     2) For H.264 source files, is the CPU used for "realtime" decode? If so, how many cores can be used?

     3) If one has a GTX1080, will it be used for "realtime" h.264 decode?

     4)  If one has a GTX1080, is there a way to know what visual effects use the GTX1080 and which rely only on the CPU chip?

     5) Is the GPU on the CPU used for anything?`

     6) Are XAVC-I (from Sony FS5) supported? Canon 422 10-bit h.264? JVC-LS-300 h.264?

     7) No ProRes export under windows -- OK. DNxHD is as just as good, but almost no other software will import it. Can one export 8-bit RGB uncompressed or, for example,  XAVC-I.

     

    1. As you noted, it looks like it works fine under W10 Home.

    2. H.264 is supported by a 3rd party plug-in. Plug-ins may or may not take advantage of the GPU or multiple cores. In this case, the Quicktime plug-in is used for h.264 support. I get real-time decode on my system.

    3. Unknown. My editing system has a GTX 970 (see answer above).

    4. You have to ask Avid. If you disable GPU support in MC (there's an option for that), effects do render more slowly.

    5. Yes. Exactly what is dependent on what plug-in is used, as well as which effects. Again, you have to ask Avid.

    6. XAVC-I ingest is supported. Check the forums for the other two. The list of formats supported is HERE. If MC can import or link to it, so can MC First.

    7. No. The only video export formats are H.264 and DNxHD in a .mov wrapper. Resolution is limited to 1080P max.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Thu, Jul 6 2017 5:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: Questions from a Resolve v14 beta user

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