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  • Resolve 12 and 14 installed at the same time?

  • Jeremy Garchow

    August 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Is this possible and does it work?

  • David Roth Weiss

    August 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    They have totally different databases, so I’m pretty sure the answer is NO.

    Is there a reason you asked here on the X forum rather than on the Resolve forum?

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant
    David Weiss Productions
    Los Angeles

    David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    August 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    [David Roth Weiss] “Is there a reason you asked here on the X forum rather than on the Resolve forum?”

    Just thought I’d maintain the liberal arts education mentality and ask around, rather than go to a specialized environment.

  • Scott Witthaus

    August 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    [Jeremy Garchow] “Just thought I’d maintain the liberal arts education mentality and ask around, rather than go to a specialized environment.”

    Brilliant!

    Scott Witthaus
    Owner, 1708 Inc./Editorial
    Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC
    Professor, VCU Brandcenter

  • Michael Gissing

    August 7, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I’m testing Resolve 14 on another PC while the main one completes a big project on 12.5. The simple answer is no as David says as the databases are not backward compatible. Once you make a project file in 14 it can’t be read in earlier versions.

    The 14 install effectively overwrites 12 as well. You can do the dual boot/ partition way. Or separate machines like I am doing. 14 is certainly impressive. Still beta so the Fairlight functionality is not fully implemented but this version will change a lot of perceptions about performance and editing features. And for all my video friends, they can start to get an idea about audio clip stacking and proper bus & multi mix architecture which is something I have banged on about for years.

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    August 8, 2017 at 4:02 am

    If you install R14 in a system with R12 installed, R12 gets overwritten. Workaround is to Rename the R12 folder in Applications to DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6 or something other than just DaVinci Resolve. Now, Resolve 14 gets installed in a new folder called DaVinci Resolve.

    However, if you open an existing project in R14, then it will never open in R12 again. Also, The Red decoder won’t work in R12 and you’ll get a warning to this effect.

    What you could do, is to temporarily move the DaVinci Resolve (containing R12) to another place, install R14, but don’t run it, then move this R14 folder elsewhere. Run the uninstaller and uninstall R14. Then reinstall R12.

    Now on, run R12 from the Applications folder, but run R14 from its new location only.
    Even with workaround, if you open an existing project in R14, then it will never open in R12 again.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

  • Jeremy Garchow

    August 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks Neil and Michael. Much appreciated.

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