Editing & grading in DaVinci Resolve on the new M2 iPad Pro

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On the latest episode of The T-Stop Inn podcast, ‘Gimmick or Game Changer? Da Vinci comes to the iPad‘, Newsshooter contributor Ben Allan ACS CSI, and Clara Chong discuss the realities of editing and grading in DaVinci Resolve on the new M2 iPad Pro.

Above you can listen to the full episode which runs for just over 1 hour.

A few days ago Blackmagic Design officially released DaVinci Resolve for iPad. You have to be aware that the app is designed to work with M1 and M2 iPad Pros. While it can be used in former versions, the performance and features could be limiting.

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DaVinci Resolve for iPad is optimized for the iPad Pro with M1 and M2 chips. Earlier iPad models with memory limitations have limited functionality available.

Another thing to be aware of is not all features are free. If you try to use a feature that isn’t available in the free version, then you will need to purchase a $94.99 Studio license. This isn’t the same as the desktop version that sells for $295.


  • 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.

DaVinci Resolve for iPad Pro is available now to download and you can purchase the Studio version. The paid Studio upgrade version is available to purchase in the app for US$94.99

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