DaVinci Resolve Lite, certainly the best free option out there for color correction, now has a Windows version in beta which you can download here. However, the installer is likely to give you an error if your platform is not specifically Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. It will read something like this:
“No configuration matching locale and operating system found within 1 configuration(s)”
And then your installation goes no further.
But, what if you’re pretty sure that your platform would run Resolve Lite just fine, and you want to give it a try anyhow?
Here are the steps to install Resolve Lite if you’re getting the same error. However, this article is not making any guarantees that Resolve Lite will work for you after installation. It’s merely to get around that error dialog and allow for a successful installation.
Note: Resolve Lite is a 64-bit application, so make sure you’re on a 64-bit version of Windows.
- Make sure that you have an app that can extract both Resolve Lite’s installer and some cab files it has within. I used 7-Zip, so that’s what this tutorial will use as well.
- Download Resolve Lite for Windows (again, here).
- Extract the installer to a directory of your choice (Right click->7-Zip->Extract files…).
- Enter the directory where you just extracted the installer’s files. Inside that directory, go to RES_CAB.
- See all those .cab files that start with the word SETUP? Extract them all just like you did with the installer in step 2.
- Great! You’ve just extracted the msi installer for Resolve Lite and the installers for Resolve Lite’s dependencies. Make sure to install everything in this directory. Yes, that also means installing and setting up PostgreSQL.
- Run Resolve Lite!
I can confirm this working for me on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. Whether or not it’ll run for you, I cannot say. But now, you can at least install it and see!
Also, on a side note, if after installing and running Resolve Lite it tells you that it cannot find a CUDA card, try upgrading your NVIDIA drivers to the latest version.
Program Files\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\deviceQuery.exe will tell you whether or not your graphics card passes.
Maybe if we’re lucky, Blackmagic will just put up a notification that your platform isn’t supported yet still allow the installer to go further, rather than making you have to go through these steps.
Anyhow, have fun color correcting!
Special thanks to tonsofpcs for his contribution to the article. Check out his site, Video Production Support.