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  • Why does Color Grading function make DaVinci Resolve crash?

  • Darrel Cummins

    April 14, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Davinci 17.1.1 is crashing when I use the Color Grading Tap. I have a 2019 Lenovo Legion laptop running Window 10 with a Nivida GTX 1660Ti GPU w/6GB on memory. i7 -9750H CPU@ 2.60Ghz processor, 16 GB of RAM and a SSD @ 1 TB Drive.512GB and a HDD @ 1TB.

    What happens is when I go into the Color Tab of Davinci and selected the Color Grading Function, the program crashes and I have to press the escape key, then I get a message that Davinci is Not Responding and I then I have to choose to close down Davinci to get back to my home desktop screen. Anyone else having this issue?

  • Michael Gissing

    April 14, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Is this codec specific or frame size specific? On all projects or just a particular one? Personally not having this issue but there are so many combinations of hardware and OS that it might be a problem for you and not repeatable for others. Issues like whether your GPU driver is up to date and compatible with your version of Win10. Are you running 10 Pro?

  • David Baud

    April 14, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    On top of what Michael says, I would check your Preferences settings for Resolve and manually check some of the Memory and GPU and Video and Audio I/O settings.

    Also make sure you don’t have any unwanted cache rendering in the background and that you know the storage location has plenty of space and have fast read/write access.

  • Darrel Cummins

    April 14, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Michael, I’ve updated my GPU driver ], but can only select the OpenGL GPU processing mode not the CUDA for the GTX 1660 Ti GPU. Do I need to be in CUDA processing mode to use the Color grading functionality? I do get a GPU Configuration Warning: DaVicni Resolve is using OPENCL for image processing because the installed NIVIDA driver does not support CUDA 11.0. Upgarde your NIVIDA driver for optimal performance. Alternatively you can manually select PenCL processing mode to run on the current configuration. Does this mean I can’t use the Color functions in Resolve?

  • Michael Gissing

    April 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Being a CUDA card you do need to have an up to date driver that works with Resolve. You might need to upgrade your Windows 10 software to use an up to date driver. I had an older machine and ran into the same problem. I hadn’t updated Win 10 for a while and the drivers that are Resolve 17 compatible didn’t work on the un updated Win 10 I was running. I was at the point of rebuilding my machine which is what I did with a clean install of Win 10 and no problems.

    Sounds like you need to update your OS and driver for Resolve 17 but make sure you have everything backed up before doing anything drastic

  • Marc Wielage

    April 20, 2021 at 5:04 am

    Resolve is very demanding in terms of hardware, and laptops are not ideal for this kind of software. You can do small tasks with Resolve (particularly with simple file formats like DNxHD LB), but I wouldn’t try to push it unless you have a much more powerful CPU and a beefier GPU.

  • Gerik Zambrano

    September 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    This problem is not hardware, it worked very well for me and from one moment to another it started to fail.

    It could be a windows update or a change in the drivers but something happened and I only know that it started to fail and it still persists in version 18.

    I have searched in several forums and even in the blackmagic one and they always blame the hardware or having outdated drivers (I have the latest version and tried with the studio version and the Nvidia game version)

    The full issue is Davinci’s internal failure is some software with the GPU because it tries to change the color of a JPG and still crashes.

    I was about to buy this software and because of this I regretted it.

    I return to premiere :/

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