Blackmagic Design officially announced DaVinci Resolve for iPad today. Optimized for MultiTouch technology and the Apple Pencil, DaVinci Resolve for iPad supports clipped and colored pages.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be available in Q4 2022 on 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 on the cost of the Studio version.
Features of DaVinci Resolve for iPad
- Page cut for editing and color pages are optimized for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro display.
- Improved rendering performance up to 4x Ultra HD ProRes with the M2 chip.
- Supports Apple Neural Engine functionality 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, Photo Library and iCloud.
- Import clips from external USB-C drives.
- Works with Apple Pencil, Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.
- External monitoring via Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR or AirPlay display.
- Supports HDR display on iPad Pro 12.9 inch with M1 chip.
- Compatible with iPadOS 16 or newer.
It’s nice that there’s support for importing clips via external USB-C drives, however, you’ll probably need an iPad with plenty of storage if you plan on using Resolve.
Blackmagic Cloud support will allow creators to collaborate with multiple users around the world.
With performance optimized for Apple Silicon, DaVinci Resolve is claimed to deliver 4x faster Ultra HD ProRes rendering 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 clean stream rating monitor output to an Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, or AirPlay-enabled display. This allows customers to use the external display to quickly create on-set notes 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 compatible with the desktop version of DaVinci Resolve 18. This means you can start a project on your iPad and then finish it on your desktop or laptop computer.
Supported file formats include H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW, with clips can be imported from iPad Pro internal storage and Photo Library, or iCloud and USB media drives -C connected externally.