How To Build Your Own Custom Render Cache in DaVinci Resolve

How To Build Your Own Custom Render Cache in DaVinci Resolve

April 22, 2013

If you're having trouble getting real-time playback in DaVinci Resolve then try this tip for creating your own custom render cache.

Has this ever happened to you: You’re playing down a timeline in DaVinci Resolve and the audio starts stuttering all over the place? You take a look at the frame rate indicator and you realize, without even a single color correction node applied, you’re only getting playback of 10 frames per second! Yes sir, this is about to become a really long color correction session.

Why is this happening?
It may be due to working with a higher resolution than your system can handle. Or perhaps the codec has too high a data rate for your hard drives to pump out quick enough. I had this very problem myself when demoing at a trade show. We needed realtime playback but the poor Macbook Pro couldn’t handle it.

Check out the video below to see my DIY solution for this problem and how you can build your own custom cache using your codec of choice!


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