Blackmagic Design today officially announced DaVinci Resolve for iPad. Optimized for MultiTouch technology and Apple Pencil, DaVinci Resolve for iPad features support for cut and color pages.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be available in Q4 2022 from the Apple App Store as a free download, with an upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for iPad also available as an in-app purchase. There is no indication yet how much the Studio version will cost.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad Features
- Cut page for editing and the color 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.
It is nice that there is support for importing clips through external USB-C disks, however, you are probably going to need an iPad with a lot of storage if you plan on using Resolve.
Blackmagic Cloud support will allow creators to collaborate with multiple users around the world.
With optimized performance for Apple Silicon, DaVinci Resolve is claimed to deliver 4x faster Ultra HD ProRes render performance on the new iPad Pro with M2. HDR is also supported for customers using the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M1 chip. Creators can send a clean feed grading monitor output to an Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, or an AirPlay-compatible display. This lets customers use the external display to quickly create grades on set or color-correct clips in post-production directly from their iPad.
The new DaVinci Resolve for iPad will open and create standard DaVinci Resolve project files which are compatible with the desktop version of DaVinci Resolve 18. This means you could start a project on your iPad and then finish it of on your desktop or laptop.
Supported file formats include H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW, with clips able to be imported from the iPad Pro internal storage and Photos library, or externally connected iCloud and USB-C media disks.