Creatives and filmmakers rejoice: iPad will soon support DaVinci Resolve after a official announcement from Blackmagic Design, the company behind the popular video editing software. Both the free version of DaVinci Resolve and the premium DaVinci Resolve Studio ($295 on desktop) will be available to iPad users by the end of 2022.
Fortunately, the official announcement has given us more information. Blackmagic Design says that DaVinci Resolve for iPad is optimized for Apple Pencil and MultiTouch and will be able to open and create the same standard DaVinci Resolve project files as the desktop version of DaVinci Resolve 18. Users can import clips directly from the internal storage of DaVinci Resolve 18. the iPad Pro and Photos Library, or externally attached iCloud and USB-C drives, with supported file formats including H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes, and Blackmagic RAW. Creators can also collaborate on projects remotely with support for Blackmagic Cloud.
Blackmagic Design also says that DaVinci Resolve can deliver 4x faster Ultra HD ProRes rendering performance on the new iPad Pro with M2 (although it doesn’t say what that performance is compared to) and that creatives with an older generation M1 iPad Pro will. . also have support for HDR. Users can also use their iPad as a grading or reference monitor by sending a clean feed grading monitor output to an Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR or an AirPlay compatible display.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be available as a free download from the Apple App Store in Q4 2022, with an upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for iPad available as an in-app purchase. There’s currently no word on how much the upgrade will cost, or whether DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be supported on older iPad models that don’t use Apple silicone.