DaVinci Resolve not only allows you to navigate between editing, color, effects, and audio, it also enables multi user collaboration so editors, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can work simultaneously. The complete post production and finishing solution for features like The Avengers: Infinity War, and Deadpool 2, television shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, as well as countless commercials, DaVinci Resolve is designed for post production teams and individual artists alike. In order to maximize its advanced features and functionality, you must carefully select hardware suited to your specific needs.
As a filmmaker or editor, you should configure your DaVinci Resolve workstation based on the expected source files, i.e., the resolution, and rendering requirements of your typical projects. Working with 2k footage is still common, but much less demanding than higher resolution projects. A single socket, professionally overclocked workstation with one or two GPUs (like our APEXX T3 or APEXX X3) is fine for this type of workflow.
For optimal 4K editing or grading sessions, BOXX recommends a machine with two or more GPUs like our APEXX D-class or APEXX W5 workstations. Decompression and compression processes make use of your system’s CPU, so heavily compressed codecs require a DaVinci Resolve workstation with multiple CPU cores in order to finish these tasks in a reasonable amount of time.
If you’re working with 4k stereo footage or on specialty projects that require interaction with ultra-high 8k resolutions or beyond, then you need a system which offers a variety of advanced configurations—from multiple GPUs and abundant CPU cores, to additional slots for high speed storage.