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  • DaVinci download to Mac Studio

     Bob Cole updated 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Miranda Stott

    October 15, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    So I’ve always been a PC girl. Recently gone to MAC (already regret it). I have the Studio DaVinci suite from my camera. I’ve tried to download to Mac Studio. It downloads the file, but when I look in the ‘finder’ folder in ‘downloads’ it’s not showing. The icon is on the desktop but the actual downloaded file to the open of the suite I can’t find. I’ve tried troubleshooting workarounds, still the same. How do I open the DaVinci download file I have?

  • Michael Gissing

    October 17, 2022 at 2:38 am

    I’m PC but I used Macs years ago. It sounds like you are seeing the install .dmg file on your desktop and perhaps mistaking it for the icon. I take it you have not installed Resolve yet so if you see that on your desktop, double click and see if that launches the Resolve installer.

  • Oliver Peters

    October 20, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    FYI – Also, you can set the location for downloading files in the web browser that you are using. Each browser lets you specify the location in that browser’s preferences. I think it’s there or in your Mac prefs that you can choose download-only or download and open.

  • Bob Cole

    October 30, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve lived, and I still live, in both Mac and PC worlds. It’s no wonder you’re having cold feet – Mac is going to be uncomfortable at first. But if you bought a Mac Studio and use Resolve, I believe you will ultimately be happy. Get an external SSD for your data, connect via USB-3/Thunderbolt 4, and fly through your edits.

    But you are right; the transition is tough. So if you want to stay in Mac-world, you should embrace training. I’d recommend courses (free) at your nearest Apple Store. I’m sure there are also many great videos online.

    Software installation goes like this in Mac-world.

    1. Download DaVinci Resolve. A file should appear on the lower left of your browser window. Click to open and enable installation.

    2. Or, click on Finder, go to Downloads, and find something like Click on that and enable installation.

    3. Go to Finder/Applications. In the DaVinci Resolve folder, click on DaVinci Resolve.

    I feel your pain in transitioning. I believe you can return your Mac Studio if you don’t want to bother. But fwiw, this ex-PC person finds that the Mac Studio/DaVinci resolve combination is pretty darn great. Give it a shot. Good luck.

    Bob C

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