Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Editor Keybooard

  • 2021

  • Product
    Commercial and Industrial

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Blackmagic Design

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Co-developed alongside DaVinci Resolve 16’s revolutionary Edit and Cut pages, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is a purpose-built control surface designed specifically to accelerate the workflows of professional video editors working on high-end, fast turnaround projects like TV commercials and news cutting.

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  • Traditional non-linear editing (NLE) software uses thousands of clips to organize media, which requires laborious mouse-driven drag and drop navigation and manipulation of hundreds, sometimes thousands of media files and timelines. This method of editing is much too slow for fast turnaround work such as TV commercials, news gathering and promotional video work.

  • The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is designed for professional editors who need to work faster, allowing the use of both hands to rapidly navigate clips using the bespoke search dial with adaptive electronic clutch. With the other hand, edits can be simultaneously applied using color-coded keys to trigger 121 core functions across multiple timelines. The tiered keyboard offers important tactile feedback, enhancing efficiency so editors can focus on creative outcomes. The replaceable soft-touch hand-rest reduces fatigue during long post-production sessions, while high-performance key switches, typically found in professional eSports keyboards, are responsive and durable, certified for over 50 million operations.

  • Real-world users like Editor and Colourist Diego Yhamá whose short film "La Inquilina" emerged from global, cloud-based film-making collaborations during COVID-19 lockdowns, have discovered that the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard adds yet another layer of efficiency to post-production their workflows. "Editing in DaVinci Resolve Studio is already fast and easy, and adding the DaVinci Resole Editor Keyboard and DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor only further streamlined the process," said Yhamá. "I love the search dial, and the tools for trimming and inserting clips made the process so much easier. Having these keyboards in the cloud was very beneficial for the edit."

  • Optimal editing Utility buttons reduce multiple mouse clicks into a single button press, streamlining the editing process. For example, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard's innovative 'source' button instantly creates a digital "source tape" of all the clips in an editor's bin, much like traditional video tape-based editing. This allows quick shuttling up and down through media without navigating through thousands of clips. Transport Control The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is ideal for fast playback control. Users can instantly start and stop playback using the "space bar" style button that's positioned to be pressed by the thumb. The shuttle, jog and scroll buttons change the function of the search dial, allowing fast and accurate editing. Intelligent Keyboard Edit Modes DaVinci Resolve cut page editing functions have been upgraded to take advantage of the speed of the Editor Keyboard. The edit functions are intelligent and use the "smart indicator" in the timeline to work out where to insert, eliminating the need to place in or out points. Located just above the in and out keys, they are easy to locate by feel.