How to set up your network for DaVinci Resolve Collaboration?

Please note: Putting the database and the internet on the same switch and cabling may lead to DaVinci being less responsive in collaboration mode. It may or may not be noticeable for the users but I had to let you know.

Please also note: you need to all be on the same version of Resolve.

Here is what the setup looks like network wise:

In order for all of you to access the database on the server in collaboration mode, you need to be on the same netmask. That means that all computers need to access the Jellyfish through the same port. Typically we recommend our customers to have a direct connection to a 10G port and then a second connection to a switch that is going to a different port of the Jellyfish which is what you will have as well.

The switch connection. Let's say you are connecting the switch to port 10 of the Jellyfish. This port has the following IP: 172.27.10.250. You can read about the default port configuration here.

Then you will connect the Resolve client machines to the switch and set them up to have IP addresses for the interface that is going to the switch with IP addresses in the same netmask but a different ID for each computer, that is also different from the server ID (250). Here is our suggestion

 

Computer 1: 172.27.10.1

Computer 2: 172.27.10.2

Computer 3: 172.27.10.3

Computer 4: 172.27.10.4

And so on. 

 

The database on the server-side is an on and off switch, we can enable it very quickly or you can actually do it yourself. In the Jellyfish Manager, go to Advanced and you will see a Resolve Database toggle that you just need to switch on.

And for more information on the Resolve part, please check out this article our friend Robbie Carman from Mixing Light wrote.

Other References:

https://mixinglight.com/color-tutorial/shared-storage-for-the-small-studio-case-study-with-the-lumaforge-jellyfish-mobile/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT5wR9KTa2A