DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be free to download and use, Blackmagic Design confirmed.
In detail press release (opens in a new tab)the company introduced new products in the video editor for tablets, including prices and support for MultiTouch technology and Apple Pencil.
The video editing app will support “H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes, and Blackmagic RAW, with clips that can be imported from iPad Pro’s internal storage and photo library, or from iCloud and USB-C external media drives,” Solution developer stated .
For faster workflows, the iPad version is also able to open and create DaVinci Resolve project files that are fully compatible with DaVinci Resolve 18 on your computer.
All in all, the release will likely give LumaFusion and Adobe Premiere Rush a chance to get your money. And given Resolve’s Hollywood features, it could even prove to be a decent portable alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad Pro will be available from Q4 2022 – and includes an in-app purchase for those upgrading to the more advanced DaVinci Resolve Studio.
DaVinci Resolve – our choice for best free video editing software – the newest is coming iPad Pro.
In the announcement flying under the radar on Apple iPad 2022 eventthe company revealed that the video editing app will hit a portable platform.
And it’s not the only creative app ready to run on Apple’s new iPad Pro with the M2 z 3D modeling and rendering software Octane X is also ready for release.
The power of Apple M2
A Resolve release that puts it in direct competition with the popular video editing application LumaFusion, courtesy of the impressive new iPad Pro M2 processor. According to Apple, the performance of the chip is increasing photo editing software and manipulation of 3D objects.
The company also stated that the M2 “expands on a new multimedia engine and image signal processor that, combined with advanced cameras, enable users to capture ProRes video for the first time and transcode ProRes material up to 3 times faster.”
Tablet Reference Mode helps photographers, videographers and operators to match and maintain color requirements across all projects.
“Powered by the M2 chip, the new iPad Pro offers amazing performance and the most advanced technologies, including the next level Apple Pencil rollover experience, ProRes video capture, super-fast wireless connectivity and powerful iPadOS 16 features,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple Senior Vice President, Global Marketing.
Blackmagic projects video editing software has long been favored by many parts of the film and television industry thanks to its built-in professional-level features VFX software Fusion and Hollywood class outputs.
The desktop version is available for free and without restrictions. However, professional video editors can upgrade to more advanced tools. And while there’s no word on iPad app pricing, we’d expect a similar (if not identical) layout.
Along with DaVinci Resolve, the Octane X 3D rendering tool is also expected to hit the App Store – although no release dates have been announced, Apple has suggested the software will be available later this year.