What's the best wvd setup for video editing with davinci resolve?

Daniel Gray 1 Reputation point
2021-08-13T21:24:28.41+00:00

hello,

i'm a bit lost with all of the options. can someone point me in the right direction to the best way to setup a virtual machine for davinci resolve, please?

Thank you.

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 23,736 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-08-17T03:16:42.933+00:00

    Hello @Daniel Gray ,

    The short answer is probably a NCv3-series or NCasT4_v3-series as recommended on the Azure Marketplace page for DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio but there are a lot of good resources below if you want to do some customization or learn more about how to make the most of your setup.

    What are the system requirements?
    Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve's system requirements are somewhat difficult to track down (the website and the 3,605 page reference manual doesn't seem to list them) but looking over a couple third party sources this is what I would target:

    • CPU: High end, depends on workload
    • Memory: 32GB+
    • GPU: 8GB+ VRAM
    • Storage: SSD

    For more information, Puget Systems has done an excellent writeup and gets into why you might want different hardware configurations which is especially project dependent when you look at things like CPU:
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-DaVinci-Resolve-187/Hardware-Recommendations

    Other system requirements resources:

    Azure VM Options
    The GPU VMs are made for video editing and given the GPU requirements above, that is where I would start (although you can always check out the full list of VM types). DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio is available on the Azure Marketplace and recommends:

    Azure Marketplace DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio:
    https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/blackmagicdesignincorporated1596492193249.resolvestudio17

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