Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Blackmagic Design introduces a new DaVinci Resolve editing panel for iPad

Blackmagic Design announced that it will bring its professional video editing software DaVinci Resolve to iPads with a special editing panel. This software, which started to be developed for iPad in 2022, offers multi-touch input and Apple Pencil support. However, the company states that sometimes there is no substitute for specially designed hardware.

Special design for iPad: Micro Color Panel

Last Friday, Blackmagic introduced the DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel, designed specifically for iPad. This new panel is about the size of a computer keyboard and will be available worldwide in May. With its price tag of $495, the panel stands out as a very affordable option compared to the company's other color panels.

The Micro Color Panel has an iPad Pro mounting slot and can connect via Bluetooth or USB-C. Smaller than other larger Blackmagic panels, it features three weighted trackballs and 12 control knobs used to adjust settings such as shadows, highlights, contrast and midtones. With these features, the panel manages to give a professional feeling of use.

On the right and left sides of the panel are controls normally only found on the larger Mini and Advanced panels. Blackmagic says it has placed many controls in the same position as on the larger panels to provide a familiar layout for editors. This makes it easier for users to get used to the new panel.

The new Micro Color Panel is more affordable than the company's Micro Panel model with a price tag of $ 895. Although it has a three-weighted trackball and 12 control buttons like the old model, it can only connect via USB-C and has no iPad slot.

Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty said the older Micro Panel model was popular with customers looking for a compact coloring panel. Petty added that they wanted to design a more portable and affordable solution. The company also plans to offer localized versions in multiple languages ​​so that users don't have to learn a new language.

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