The iPad just got a whole lot better for both aspiring and established video creators as DaVinci Resolve gets an app version for Apple’s tablet.
Apple had already spoiled the reveal during the announcement of its new M2-powered iPad Pro, but we now know that our pick for the best free video editing software will arrive on iPads before the end of the year. You can use it to cut and edit audio and video clips from your iPad storage, photo library, iCloud and external USB-C sticks, just like the PC version.
According to Blackmagic Design’s announcement (opens in new tab), DaVinci Resolve for iPad will be compatible with tablets running iPadOS 16 or later, although the software appears to have been optimized for iPad Pros with 12.9-inch displays. In particular, it will support the HDR display of both the new iPad Pro and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) with M1 processor.
As well as taking advantage of the larger screen, Blackmagic Design has also said the software will benefit greatly from the M2 chip, which offers a fourfold improvement in Ultra HD ProRes rendering performance thanks to the processor – although we’re specifically not told what it is four times faster as.
Analysis: What makes DaVinci Resolve so great
A major benefit of DaVinci Resolve is that it’s free, giving it a clear edge over paid competitors like Adobe Premiere Pro, especially for beginners who might not want to pay a monthly fee if they’re just starting out. But what makes it the best free video editing software?
For us, the main benefit is that even the free version is feature-packed and very powerful. Whether you’re trying to crop 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 downside is that DaVinci Resolve is so crammed with tools that it might be a little too daunting for newbies. But since it costs you 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 DaVinci Resolve for iPad, you might also want to check out some of the iPad accessories it’s compatible with – however, if you opt for the Logitech version of the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil, you’ll find that you I’m paying a lot less for basically the same thing. Alternatively, if you can’t wait for DaVinci Resolve to launch, check out our picks of the other best iPad apps to download and use today.
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