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Popular video editing app DaVinci Resolve for iPad is now available on the App Store, giving iPad customers access to a popular professional-grade video editing app right on their iPad.

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DaVinci Resolve for iPad was announced in October 2022 and is designed to be optimized for iPads with Apple silicon chips, like the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip and the previous generation iPad Pro and iPad Air, both powered by M1.

Designed for the new M2 iPad Pro, Blackmagic, the creators behind DaVinci Resolve, says the app will deliver 4x faster Ultra HD ProRes rendering on the new iPad Pro with M2, with other similar improvements coming to M1-based iPads.


Compared to DaVinci Resolve 18 software for the desktop, DaVinci Resolve for iPad offers similar functionality and tools, with slight changes in the user interface to better suit the iPad. DaVinci Resolve for iPad is available for free on the App Store, with an in-app purchase that unlocks the Studio version priced at $95.

Article Link: DaVinci Resolve for iPad Now Available on the App Store
 
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Pezimak

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Must be one of the most expensive apps I've heard of in a while? I have no use for it but it will be interesting to see what others make of it. Perhaps it's release could 'persuade' Apple to finally releases its pro apps on iPad?
 

Mr.Suave

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I don’t understand this whole appeal to do video editing on an iPad. You cannot possibly do complex video editing on iPad OS in an effective manner compared to on a Mac.

It’s like telling a car mechanic that the technology exists for them to now be able to change oil using oven mitts and Dixie cups because the tools are more portable! 🤪
 

pookitoo

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since the iPad Pro 12,9 I'm in love with the form factor and especially the touch feeling when you work. It's more immersive, more creative, hard to explain but like sculpting, you can touch your work, a bit like minority report lol ;) but yes, every time I try to work only on my iPad I feel less productive and a lot of thing seem cumbersome. But I don't lose hope to work only with touch (not for long text but for everything else).

Maybe I'm not the only one and it seem pretty close to have a different way of working rather than a computer , a mouse etc . I need to test Davinci on iPad because I make short film and YouTube video and I'm pretty sure I'm not a big power user who need everything we have on a computer ;) I want a fresh way of working anywhere with touch first device !
 

hj8ag

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I don’t understand this whole appeal to do video editing on an iPad. You cannot possibly do complex video editing on iPad OS in an effective manner compared to on a Mac.

It’s like telling a car mechanic that the technology exists for them to now be able to change oil using oven mitts and Dixie cups because the tools are more portable! 🤪
I mean, you totally can do ‘complex editing’ on an iPad.

If you have access to external drives/media, a cut tool, and the ability to export EDLs/XMLs etc. then you totally can.

Finishing is a different story.

But you could definitely do a decent offline cut on this.
 

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just did my first export 4k 60mbps slog3 A7IV bt2020 4:2:2 works great honestly i can finally work on my ipad pro m1 with better color grading since display is accurate. i have recently been using my m1 mac but external monitor ; this is really helpful do most work on pc or m1 mac and color grading on ipad pro m1

Update
I do not agree with BlackMagic saying edit tab would not fit on the ipad pro especially the 12.9 version. if my 13 inch macbook can do it then so can the 12.9. I hope the add it in the long run


Update found out you can bring up hidden tabs for example Fusion and Edit tab fully working on ipad
 
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Morgenland

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some spontaneous thoughts:

1) My professional work on FinalCutPro (HD and 4K) seems to me not transferable to the iPad, the complete workflow simply needs mouse operation, there is nothing to argue away.


2) That's why Apple invented the iMovie app for the iPad, in order to be able to do fill cutting mobile in a simplified way.


3) Of the resources needed for real professional editing, an enormous amount of CPU power was needed, even with current Apple processors, all that costs lots of battery.

4) Therefore Da Vinci must have looked for a compromise somewhere between FCPX and iMovie. I'm not interested in that. Only one praise to DaVinci from my side: Their purchase model, just no subscription crap. Nevertheless I'm not interested in this app at all.
 
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some spontaneous thoughts:

1) My professional work on FinalCutPro (HD and 4K) seems to me not transferable to the iPad, the complete workflow simply needs mouse operation, there is nothing to argue away.


2) That's why Apple invented the iMovie app for the iPad, in order to be able to do fill cutting mobile in a simplified way.


3) Of the resources needed for real professional editing, an enormous amount of CPU power was needed, even with current Apple processors, all that costs lots of battery.

4) Therefore Da Vinci must have looked for a compromise somewhere between FCPX and iMovie. I'm not interested in that. Only one praise to DaVinci from my side: Their purchase model, just no subscription crap. Nevertheless I'm not interested in this app at all.
It's actually optimised very well
 

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I think there is definitely an area where some professional apps can work well on iPadOS, although they will always need to be developed to take account of the restraints of a fanless CPU.

But those FCP users who are used to working on MacBooks Pro (whom would also never consider working from a MacBook Air) would likely be frustrated at any iPad implementation. Fanless CPUs will thermally throttle.
 

darngooddesign

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So all iPads?
Stop being pedantic. You know that "Apple Silicon" is commonly used to refer to M# Macs and iPads. When Apple said they are transitioning their Macs to Apple Silicon, I doubt you thought they meant an A# chip. The fact that Divinci didn't say "optimized for all iPads with enough RAM" means that they are referring to M# iPads.

Optimized with all features - All M# iPads.

Not all features - Some A# iPads.
 
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MajorFubar

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Go DaVinci. I hope it is hugely successful for them and that it encourages other developers to port their desktop-grade apps to the M-series iPads. No one wanted to be the first to pour the resource into developing a desktop-grade iPad app then have to market it for <=$9.99 because iPad owners mostly think iPad apps should be free or dirt cheap. That mindset has IMO held-back the development of desktop-grade iPad apps just as much as any other reason.
 

Isengardtom

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I don’t understand this whole appeal to do video editing on an iPad. You cannot possibly do complex video editing on iPad OS in an effective manner compared to on a Mac.

It’s like telling a car mechanic that the technology exists for them to now be able to change oil using oven mitts and Dixie cups because the tools are more portable! 🤪
I’m assuming you’re mostly a Mac/PC user. I think a lot op people would disagree. It’s just a matter of what you’re used to working with.

I think for example the Apple Pencil is a great way to use and navigate around this tool.

It’s a nice step forward for those of us that want to see more robust apps. Well done Blackmagic
 
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