Archive for January, 2018

Notes: DaVinci Resolve on Ubuntu

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

DaVinci Resolve is not designed to run on Ubuntu out-of-the-box (it’s designed for Redhat/CentOS). So we need some trickery.

Download it: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/ca/products/davinciresolve/

Install pre-requisites:

Install OpenCL:

Install DaVinci Resolve:

This is about as far as I got.

If you ever need to repeat the genuine install step, you can delete the /opt/resolve folder and re-run the install. Be sure to re-own the folder though.

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Without the OpenCL drivers, I get the welcome first-run, but it never actually starts once configured.

With the OpenCL drivers, the app starts, but warns me it can’t find a usable GPU.

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Also, word has is DaVinci can’t export MP4 on Linux (at least as of Resolve 14). There’s also a lot of whining about audio support not quite working right, but I’m not sure about this yet.