At the presentation of the new generation iPad Pro, Apple already announced that the applications DaVinci Resolve and Affinity Publisher, which are aimed at professional use, will appear in versions for the iPad later this year. Blackmagic Design, the developers of the video editing software DaVinci Resolve, have now become a little more specific in this regard and the official announcement already contains plenty of details about the upcoming offer.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad
Blackmagic Design promises to create video workflows on the go with DaVinci Resolve for iPad. The software creates regular DaVinci Resolve project files, which are also compatible with the desktop version of DaVinci Resolve version 18. The file formats H.264, H.265, Apple ProRes and Blackmagic RAW are supported and the video clips can be imported from the internal memory from the iPad Pro, the Photos app, or via externally connected USB-C storage media and via iCloud .
Although DaVinci Resolve for iPad doesn’t have the word “Pro” in its name, the app appears, at least in large part, to be specifically tailored for the last two generations of iPad Pro with Apple processors. According to the developers, the application has been specially optimized for these chips and delivers up to four times faster renderings in Ultra HD ProRes on the new iPad Pro models with M2 processor.
DaVinci Resolve for iPad is scheduled for release later this year and will include the following functionality. The app will be available as a free download with an optional upgrade to the paid DaVinci Resolve Studio.
- The Cut and Color workspace is optimized for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro screen.
- Up to 4x better display performance in Ultra HD ProRes with M2 chip.
- Support for Apple Neural Engine features 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.
- Imports clips from external USB-C storage.
- Compatible with Apple Pencil, Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.
- Remote monitoring by Apple Studio Display, Pro Display XDR or AirPlay compatible Display.
- Support for HDR display on 12.9 inch iPad Pro with M1 chip.
- Compatible with iPadOS 16 or later.
Affinity Publishers for iPad
From Affinity Publisher for the iPad, there’s not much more than a simple screenshot montage sample page. The release of the software is also planned for this year.