The iPad is about to get a whole lot better for aspiring and established video creators as DaVinci Resolve is getting an app version for Apple’s tablet.
Apple had already spoiled the reveal during the announcement of its new iPad Pro with M2, but we now know that our pick for the best free video editing software will come to iPads before the end of the year. You can use it to trim and edit sound and video clips from your iPad storage, photo library, iCloud and external USB-C flash drives, just like the PC version.
According to the announcement of Blackmagic Design (opens in new tab), DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be compatible with tablets running iPadOS 16 or later, although the software has apparently been optimized for iPad Pros with 12.9-inch screens. In particular, it will support the HDR display of the new iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021), which has an M1 processor.
In addition to taking advantage of the larger screen, Blackmagic Design also said the software will benefit greatly from the M2 chip, boasting a fourfold Ultra HD ProRes rendering performance improvement thanks to the processor – although notably we’re not told what is four times faster. what.
Review: What Makes DaVinci Resolve So Good
A big draw to DaVinci Resolve is that it’s free, giving it a clear advantage over paid rivals like Adobe Premiere Pro, especially for beginners who may not want to pay a monthly fee when they’re just starting out. But what makes it the best free video editing software?
For us, the main advantage is that even its free version is full of features and very powerful. Whether you’re trying to cut video and audio together, make color adjustments, or manipulate visual and audio effects, DaVinci Resolve has you covered. It even offers multi-user collaboration via Blackmagic Cloud.
The only real negative is that DaVinci Resolve is so full of tools that it can be a little daunting for beginners. But since it costs absolutely nothing, there’s no harm in trying it out and taking as much time as you need to familiarize yourself with its features.
If you’re excited to try out DaVinci Resolve for iPad, you might also want some of the iPad accessories it’ll be compatible with – although if you opt for Logitech’s Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil version, you’ll find you’ll pay a lot less for basically the same thing. Alternatively, if you can’t wait for DaVinci Resolve to release, you can check out our picks for the other best iPad apps you can download and use today.