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  • How slow is your machine when displaying wave forms ?

  • Alex Gat

    March 25, 2021 at 8:58 am


    Displaying the wave forms of my audio tracks makes my timeline very slow responsive when zooming in and out and I am not talking about playback yet. At a point where I have taken the habit to turn it on and off when I am done using it for synchro for example. Otherwise I simply can’t work properly.

    I have a GTX 1080, 32Gig of RAM, 4GH Intel core I7, I work on SSDs and I am always surprised by how slow my machine is when displaying the wave forms with Davinci Studio 15.

    Maybe there is something I did not set up correctly ? Do you experience the same thing ?

    Thanks for your input.

  • David Baud

    March 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    I would make sure that your first media storage in the list is your fastest drive on your system and that it has enough room left. You can list your media storage in DaVinci Resolve > Preferences > System > Media Storage

  • Michael Gissing

    March 25, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Resolve has vastly improved performance since version 15. Try Resolve 17. Or even 16. I was using a similar speced PC on 16 and it didn’t struggle the way you are describing.

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