Davinci Resolve Studio supports hardware-based decoding for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) which can significantly improve performance with these codecs, but not all “flavors” of these codecs are supported depending on the bit depth and chroma subsampling used. In addition, support can change depending on the capability of the hardware in your system. In order to determine exactly what is supported, we decided to do our own testing to see exactly what types of H.264/5 media has hardware decoding support in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
PCI-Express 4.0 vs 3.0 Video Card Performance
PCI-Express has been the standard for connecting video cards and other expansion devices inside of computers for many years now, and several generations of the technology have now passed. With each of those generations, the amount of data that can be transferred over the PCIe connection has increased. How much impact does that have on modern video cards? Is there any benefit to running a PCIe 3.0 card in a 4.0 slot, or loss if using a 4.0 card in a 3.0 slot?
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1.2 Update – RED SDK improvements
The latest version of DaVinci Resolve (16.1.2) includes an update to the latest RED SDK which is supposed to greatly improve performance when working with R3D files in DaVinci Resolve. But exactly how much of an impact does this make in the real world? (Hint: it is a lot!)
Are the NVIDIA RTX video cards good for video editing?
The new RTX series from NVIDIA may not be great for Adobe applications, but they are great for DaVinci Resolve and are very interesting cards for the future due to two major new features: Tensor cores and RT cores.
DaVinci Resolve 14 GPU Scaling: Core i9 vs Xeon W vs Dual Xeon SP
Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve is known for how well it utilizes multiple GPUs to improve performance, but is this still true with cards like the new NVIDIA Titan V? And do you really need a Xeon or Dual Xeon setup to get the best performance possible?
DaVinci Resolve 14 GPU Scaling Analysis (1-4x Titan Xp)
DaVinci Resolve has long been known to greatly benefit from multiple GPUs, but is this still true or has the recent launch of Resolve 14 changed things?