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Install Resolve on Ubuntu Linux – How to get professional editing in linux

So this is a Linux distribution and is my distribution of choice. Blackmagic Design likes sent OS, I’m not a fan. So I installed this for some benchmarking on Ubuntu and I got some questions: hey how’d, you make that work. So let’s take a look today at how we made it work here in Ubuntu Linux.

First thing I did was install the base version with the proprietary Nvidia graphics cards. Now I am at Blackmagic comm, slash support and I clicked on resolve and fusion in the menu above then, I downloaded the Linux version of studio 16. 1.1. This will work the same as it will in the free version. If you do not have a studio license, it’s now downloading the studio version and will zip ahead and the download is complete.

I’ve opened this in the archive manager so that I can read the installation instructions, which is one of two files that are handed to you. One is a shell script and one is this installation instructions. The instructions primarily tell you to run Sint OS again, not my favorite. As you can see on the left, I’ve opened my terminal window browsed to My Documents, folder, where I downloaded and extracted the tarball that they sent me and I ran the script, typing dot and slash and then the install script name.

Now you can see it’s running the normal install that you’re used to. In fact this will complete it copies the binaries and the configuration files that you would expect to your hard drive so where’s the snack. Well, I can tell you you saw, it looks like it’s positively finished the install and it has, but now I’m going to change directory to opt resolve and then here I will run the resolve there. We go program, dot, slash resolved and it will now tell me what my issue is.

I’ve tried to run it. It says, live open, CLS, o dot. One cannot open. This is because DaVinci Resolve is referencing, a library it believes should be in my operating system. We boot to, however, does not include that library from default, so I will search for it here in my browser and ask how do I install this in and boot? Do I get a very quick answer with apt and I’ll use apt to know install from a repository a beautiful thing about searching that here we go direct commands.

I can run that will download and install the software that I need if I can type my password when it asks you the. Why means? Yes, I want to download and install it’s capitalized, because it is the default you could just hit enter. Now that I have the libraries installed, I’m ready to run it again, so here an opt resolve bin. You can use the up-arrow to run it again boom there we go. I now have the welcome screen in Linux.

You will soon learn to hate the welcome screen. The welcome screen hangs here and you have to use one of a few different options to delete it or close the program. The first is in the top left corner of your screen. Davinci Resolve introduction quit. The other option is to wait for this to timeout and force quit either of those work, but you’ve got to be patient. This will take two four five eight minutes get comfortable.

This is the only time this will happen now. I will accelerate the speed here. We’re waiting on the force quit to pop up. It feels like forever. Now just wait till you get to do this in real life. Here it pops up and we’re going to choose force quit. That does not mean that it will immediately force quit. However, it does happen pretty quickly, so it kills it off and now I have DaVinci Resolve studio, launching we’re home free right in the launch dialog here in the focus window, we’ll get to a point where it searches for control surfaces scans for every USB device.

In my machine and then it tries to load the waveform monitor when that happens, it tries to instantiate CUDA. How do I know that? Well, let’s take a look. I killed off resolve and now we can see as I scroll back through the log history, that I’ve got here in my window from running resolve from the window. I can see where the logs are stored here in my config, if I’d like, but I’ve got some helpful data here in this stream.

So I see all the USB devices being referenced as we saw it was trying to find a console, and if I look through it, I can look for keywords like error info or problem. Let’s say I don’t see anything though nothing’s calling out to me, so what I’ve done is I’ve gone into opt resolve logs here, there’s one file that I’ve concatenated out to my screen using the cat command and I will scroll back up through it.

This is a line by line log that I can see info error and warn messages. So I’m looking through this Center column, where you see my mouse for error, so socket failed. Well, that’s because it’s not able to open a console or panel, I’m okay, with that. I don’t have one of those next, I’m looking initially in GPU board. This is a good spot to start and Oh unable to load, live CUDA from user live 64 or live CUDA, hmm! Well.

I have CUDA installed because I installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers. Maybe it’s a problem where they can’t talk to each other, so hey I’ll, search that library. I want to see where I might find it here on my workstation, if I have it or where I can get it. If I don’t check this out, one of the first results is live. Cuda cannot be found. Hmm that makes sense. Look through it. It looks like sure enough.

It should be there. Oh wait. This log post is from 2016 boy, that’s a while back. You know what I’m going to find something else now I’ll try and find something more specific to my situation. 2016 is a little out there, so I’m looking down, I see 2017 2018 tensorflow would also be referencing the cuda libraries and look at that. Here’s a command. I can use to fine, so I paste this into my terminal.

Sorry, the terminals below the edge of the window at the moment and it searches and file the file for me now. I know I have the file, but it’s not necessarily where DaVinci Resolve expects it to be so I’m going to create, what’s called a symlink, I’m going to link any reference to live CUDA data, so here in live 64 to the location. My operating system stores that file – I can do that with the command that creates what’s called a sim link.

The link is nothing but a traffic sign. It says when you come to user, live 64, live CUDA data, so looking for that file instead look over here. So here’s the command I ran, then I change directories to the bin directory under site, opt resolve and again run resolve from the terminal window. This time it launches us off without the welcome screen and with the CUDA libraries enabled here, you can see we get past the waveform, monitor, load and boom.

We have a fully working project manager and now resolved thanks for reading. Please give me a like if this was helpful to you subscribe for more content, and let me know in the comments, if you’re interested in more let based content have a great day.


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How to improve your editing with Synology DS1618+ NAS

The one I’ll be using is the Synology des 1618 plus, and this is a six faintness meaning it can hold six hard drives now. An ass is basically like a self-contained computer that you connect directly to your network router, so you can access it 24 hours a day from any of your network devices.

But even while you are away using the internet connection, I did a review of a couple network drives before that. I used as backup on me and since they were not fast or powerful enough to be used for everyday article. Editing at this new network drive is great for backing up your files, because it’s easy to set up automatic backups using sinologist DiskStation manager, which is their web interface.

As you can see, it looks like a Windows or apple desktop where you can install apps check your settings even browse copy upload or modify all of your files. You have on the NAS from anywhere in the world using Internet interface. What I did not expect was that this nas is fast enough to also be used as my Flex driver, and they even have an app that which makes setting up plex super easy. Now, more importantly, I can use this Nass as my main working Drive in my home studio setup, so that two or more people can access the same project and work on it at the same time in the Vinci resolve.

This is very easy to do because you can set up a project database on this analogy, nas, which allows multi-user collaboration if you’ve never done this inside of resolve. But you, let’s say I’d like to have multiple people work on a project. At the same time, then, this is really a game changer, basically in resolve by default. You create a project in your local database that is saved on your computer.

What some people don’t know is that you can also create a shared database and place it on a network attached computer or even better, on an ass like the one that I’m using at this way. Anyone on your network can open the same project and work on them. At the same time, everything in the project is saved in real time as different users work on the project in the bottom right corner of the screen. You create your username and, as you start editing a timeline that timeline gets automatically locked so that another editor.

I can view your work, but can’t change it while you’re in the middle of editing. You can, however, have another user do color grading, while you edit and vice-versa, I sometimes just duplicate a timeline and I’ll work on a section. While another editor works on the duplicate timeline on another section, then once we are done, we can compare the two timelines in resolve where it will automatically show you the differences between the two.

You can preview the changes and, if you like it, you can accept it. So resolve can again automatically adjust your edit. The best way to set up a database that will work with DaVinci Resolve is to do it on an AZ Drive. If you’ve never done this, then there is already a great tutorial by Sandra groaners. That shows you step-by-step. How to do this, to read this article tutorial and to read the in-depth tutorial by Sandra just follow my link in the description.

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Now, there’s actually four Ethernet ports on the bag. The extra Ethernet ports can be used to get faster speeds for reading and writing using link aggregation for my set up, I’m just using the one port which gives me 1,000 megabits per second or a hundred twenty-five megabytes per second speeds. Now, as you can see, this is pretty much what I’ve been averaging. This means that not only can I use this drive for backup, but also, as my main working drive here, you can see.

We play back from the NAS drive a 4k article file. That is in RAW cinema PNG format. It plays back at 24 frames per second without losing frames and now here’s another file. That is also R a article file from the Red Dragon camera in UHD, 4k and again, as you can see, it also plays back great now, when I edit, with an assistant on another computer. We can both access the same files on this knowledge enas and play them back in real time unless these are both 4k raw files.

In that case, the network itself will simply not handle that kind of data rate. In my tests, I noticed that when editing just your typical kind of compressed 4k articles from mirrorless cameras, then two or even three people can work over their network no problem. Now for anything more demanding. I would suggest you actually upgrade your whole network to the faster speeds using a 10 gigabit network.

Now this Synology nas can also be upgraded because it has a PCI Express expansion port that will allow you to add a 10 gigabit ethernet card, or also you can put in there a dual m2 SATA SSD card for faster system. Caching, in terms of storage, this Nass can accept six drives inside up to 12 terabytes per Drive. This will allow you to have 72 terabytes of space. Now you could, of course, set up those multiple drives in various rate configurations, and this would allow you to have better backup redundancy by mirroring data across or in raid 6, for example, you can mirror two three drives.

This will obviously lower your overall storage, but in return, even if let’s say two drives failed, you can still replace those drives without losing any data. If you need even more harddrive space, then you can expand this Nass up to 192 terabytes. You can do that by connecting a five drive expansion unit on each of the two eSATA ports on the back and now this will give you ten extra drives together with the six drives in front of the unit, and that means you can connect up to sixteen Drives all together in the back.

You also find two USB ports plus on the right is the access to the PCI Express expansion slot? There is another USB port on the front as well, using the USB ports. You can copy data directly from USB devices to your nas without having to go through your network, just install the USB copy application in the DiskStation manager and then connect your drive. You can also get a second Synology nas and store it.

Let’s say at a different location like a friend’s house ER or another studio and use sinologist cloud station sync to create your own personal cloud. Synology also has its own cloud service called c2. Now the DiskStation manager lets you set rate. Manage storage check health of disks. Here you can install additional applications through the package center to tailor the NASS to your needs. For example, the Quick Connect allows you to connect your to your nas.

Using their internet moments is another application, which is a photo and article organization program. Image recognition identifies people, subjects and places making searching your photos easier, and our surveillance station makes it easy to set up a home security system where all of your IP cameras can automatically stream and record to your Nats. There is even more things that you can do using the Synology nas that I won’t even attempt to get a get into in this article, like I said before, and as is sort of like a computer that is designed to efficiently upload and download data across the Network and it has to be able to always stay on and do all of the UITs tasks without using too much power or making too much noise.

Now the fans on the back of this Nats are powerful, yet quiet. This system has a 2.1 gigahertz Intel Atom. Quad-Core, processor and 4 gigabytes of did. We are for RAM, which can actually be expanded up to 32 gigabytes. So if you’re editing articles, especially using DaVinci, Resolve and want a centralized place where you keep all of your data and also that multiple people can edit the same project at the same time, then look into getting a network attached storage device.

Like this analogy, DiskStation des 1618, plus by the way, I’m also now hosting a different filmmaking workshops and doing one-on-one coaching with kids split. So if you want to learn cinematography directing or advanced color grading then sign up for a workshop at kit. Split that come slash. Workshops, if you enjoyed this article, then give it a thumbs up and as always, you can find more info on my website where you can also sign up to my newsletter.

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