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Blackmagic announce DaVinci Resolve for iPad Pro

DaVinci Resolve for iPad

Blackmagic Design has announced the imminent release of DaVinci Resolve for iPad. This new version of the popular desktop video editor has been optimised to enable creators to edit videos professionally on the lightweight iPad Pro.

The iPad-optimised version makes full use of the tablet’s MultiTouch technology and Apple Pencil that all enable editors to intuitively edit video in a way that hasn’t previously been possible. The new version of the system brings forward a new way of working but still enables access to DaVinci’s tried and tested imaging technology, colour-finishing tools and updated HDR workflows.

What’s more, the iPad version of the video editor makes full use of Blackmagic Cloud which will enable users to collaborate on projects easily.

To ensure maximum speed the new version of the software has been optimised for use with Apple silicon with accelerated results being possible with the new iPad Pro with M2 chipset. One feature that many pro editors will be pleased to see is the ability to send a clean feed to a grading monitor, be that an Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR or AirPlay-compatible display.

The iPad version of DaVinci Resolve for iPad utilises standard DaVinci resolve project files which are fully compatible with the desktop version of the DaVinci Resolve 18. Supported file formats at present include H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW and can be stored on the iPad Pro, Cloud or USB-C media.

“DaVinci Resolve for iPad is truly a revolution for post-production, ” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Customers will have the power of Hollywood post-production tools for editing and colour correction literally in their hands, creating a whole new generation of creative editors and colourists. Compatibility with DaVinci Resolve 18 and Blackmagic Cloud means that customers can collaborate on the same timeline with other editors or colourists as well as audio engineers and VFX artists from literally anywhere in the world. I think it will be exciting to try out the new iPad version, and I can’t wait to see how our customers use it; their creativity will be mind-blowing.”

Key feature of DaVinci Resolve for iPad

• Cut page for editing and colour pages are optimized for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro display.

• Up to 4x Ultra HD ProRes render performance improvement with the M2 chip.
• Supports Apple Neural Engine features in DaVinci Resolve Studio for iPad.
• Compatible with DaVinci Resolve 18 project files.
• Supports multi-user collaboration via Blackmagic Cloud.
• Supports H.264, H.265, ProRes and Blackmagic RAW media files.
• Supports clips from iPad storage, Photos library and iCloud.
• Import clips from external USB-C disks.
• Works with Apple Pencil, Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.
• External monitoring via Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR or an AirPlay display.
• Supports HDR display on 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M1 chip.
• Compatible with iPadOS 16 or newer.
Availability and Price

DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be available in late 2022 as a free download from the Apple App Store. Customers can upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for iPad using an in-app purchase.


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