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I’ve used Resolve (on Mac) for projects in the past year or two and didn’t run into many issues. But the last update I used, which was around October 2019, had this issue where it would only export 5-10 seconds of my project before crashing. I basically had to export my whole project that way and then paste it all together in Premiere. It was a nightmare. Hopefully they’ve fixed this issue since then.

Some people have switched to just Resolve, but there’s going to be growing pains if you aren’t used to it. The best thing to do is to watch tutorials in your free time in order to learn the ins-and-outs of the software, and understand what its strengths and weaknesses are.

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I could give Resolve a try. As long as I can do what I’ve done with audio using a conventional timeline setup, the rest should be easy.

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NeverarGreat said:

Having used both Mac and PC, both feel solid to me. PC can be less stable simply because of the array of components available of varying levels of quality, but any build of decent quality parts will be as stable as a Mac. I use PC because that’s what I grew up on and Mac feels awkward to navigate, but that’s all personal preference.

I hear that Davinci Resolve has good video editing on par with FCP or Premiere Pro, maybe you could try that?

I totally agree with you. Nothing against Apple, but I prefer Windows computers, they’re much more user friendly in my opinion.

Noah Lawson

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I would also recommend Resolve. Once you get over the unique quirks, I think there’s a edit style consistency between FCP7, Premiere, and Resolve. Tutorials should help get you quickly acquainted, too. I didnt have the same problem RL had, but I did skip the fall update because of issue with slow playback. They just released another update (16.2) recently so hopefully they fixed that.

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poppasketti said:

I would also recommend Resolve. Once you get over the unique quirks, I think there’s a edit style consistency between FCP7, Premiere, and Resolve. Tutorials should help get you quickly acquainted, too. I didnt have the same problem RL had, but I did skip the fall update because of issue with slow playback. They just released another update (16.2) recently so hopefully they fixed that.

I totally need lessons 😃

I’ve got resolve and Premiere. Aside from the VERY basics I’ve not touched an edit since 2004, so I’m totally behind the curve on working the software now.

I have so much difficulty with audio.

  1. Let’s say I wanted to tinker with either Hal’s or your work using the 30+gb MKV/H.264’s

Neither software seem to recognise the audio codec’s, so there’s that as my first hurdle.

But somehow I overcame that, but then I could not work out crossfading and level adjustment.

Once upon a time you could adjust it direct from the audio line and raise/lower the gain using markers and ‘keyframes’

That seemingly no longer exists and I’m out of touch 😦

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There’s definitely an investment on the front end. 😕

Are you using my lossless audio output?

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Hal 9000 said:

There’s definitely an investment on the front end. 😕

Are you using my lossless audio output?

Hey Hal,

No, just the core DTS…but clearly there might be alternative solutions

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The lossless audio files should
import straight into either software (definitely premiere).

I haven’t yet posted my lossless audio for V3 yet so I’ll do that now. It should be up in the next hour or two.

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Confession time:
I made my edits primarily using Hal’s AC3 tracks, since Premiere properly recognized them as a 5.1 track. The lossless audio gave me essentially 6 mono tracks, and I couldn’t figure out how to assign them to the right audio channels.

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Octorox, if you right-click on the audio file in the bin, select interpret footage, go to audio tab, change Mono to 5.1 and the number of tracks from 6 to 1, that should properly format the clip!

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poppasketti said:

Octorox, if you right-click on the audio file in the bin, select interpret footage, go to audio tab, change Mono to 5.1 and the number of tracks from 6 to 1, that should properly format the clip!

Thanks! Honestly updates to my edits are kind of in limbo right now but if I really get back into it I’ll keep that in mind. I know that re-compressing an already heavily compressed file isn’t the best tactic.