Blackmagic Officially Announces DaVinci Resolve for iPad

Two days ago, Apple announced the new iPad Pro. In its video, the company also declared that DaVinci Resolve would be coming to the iPad for video editing, color grading, and some video effects.

Now Blackmagic Design has released some details about how content creators will be able to shoot, edit, and color grade using the iPad and DaVinci Resolve.

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

And while Apple hinted that visual effects could also be in the mix, BMD stopped short of adding the effects page details to their announcement. Nor is there a Fairlight Audio Page, or Fusion.

DaVinci Resolve for iPad will, however, provide the cut and color pages so that users will be able to edit and color grade from the iPad using DaVinci’s color finishing tools and HDR workflows.

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

“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 color correction literally in their hands, creating a whole new generation of creative editors and colorists.

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.”

The app has been optimized to squeeze every bit of performance from the Apple Silicon M2 processor and will deliver four times the performance when editing 4K video on the iPad Pro.

HDR is also supported on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and BMD has also made it so that current M1 iPad Pro users can also use the app for video editing.

The app will support file formats including Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW, plus standard H.264 and H.265 HEVC codecs.

The app will also be able to import from the iPad video and photo library, as well as from externally connected media discs connected via USB-C.

The app will also work with Apple Pencil, Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard, and the Smart Keyboard Folio.

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

The app will also connect to the Apple Studio Display, ProXDR display, and even AirPlay, so that color artists can view footage from a larger monitor while color grading.

The clean feed will also enable them to create grades on set and color-correct clips as they are created before uploading to the cloud.

Speaking of the Cloud, the app will also harness connectivity to Blackmagic Cloud so that production teams can collaborate no matter where they are in the world.

The app will also be compatible with DaVinci Resolve 18 project files, giving users the ability to continue an edit out in the field that began in the edit bay.

“Compatibility with DaVinci Resolve 18 and Blackmagic Cloud, means that customers can collaborate on the same timeline with other editors or colorists as well as audio engineers and VFX artists from literally anywhere in the world,” Petty added.

The Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve app for iPad will be available as a free download beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022, with the option to upgrade to the more advanced DaVinci Resolve Studio version through an in-app purchase, though they stopped short in saying just how much that would be.

The Desktop version, for comparison, sells for $295/£306.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

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