Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
- Blackmagic Design
Co-developed alongside DaVinci Resolve 16, the Editor Keyboard accelerates the workflows of professional video editors working on high-end, fast turnaround projects like TV commercials and news cutting.
Complimenting DaVinci Resolve’s revolutionary Cut and Edit pages, the Editor Keyboard makes editing faster through two-handed use. Using the bespoke search dial with adaptive electronic clutch to move intuitively through clips, editors can simultaneously use colour-coded keys to apply 121 core functions across multiple timelines.
The tiered keyboard profile offers important tactile feedback, enhancing efficiency and enabling editors to focus on creative outcomes. The replaceable soft-touch hand rest reduces fatigue during long hours of post-production, while high-performance key switches, typically found in professional eSports keyboards are responsive and durable, certified for over a million operations.
Co-developed with DaVinci Resolve 16, the Editor Keyboard utilises colour, tactile cues and materiality to create intrinsic links between software and user, in an effort to further optimise the editing process. Aligning directly with Resolve’s GUI, the keyboard is divided into defined working areas that correspond to the software’s revolutionary Cut and Edit pages.
The tiered profile offers important tactile feedback, enhancing efficiency and enabling editors to move around the keyboard while remaining focussed on creative outcomes.
Enlarged keys prioritise regularly used function like ‘In’, ‘Out’, ‘Source’ and ‘Timeline’, while color-coded buttons delineate related functions into logical groups.
Driven by real-world insight and an intimate understanding of the post-production process, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard demonstrates a willingness to challenge entrenched industry practises. Rather than simply following market trends, Blackmagic Design questions traditional thinking to develop considered, innovative products such as this that provide tangible efficiencies to specific workflows.
This further strengthens Blackmagic Design’s established reputation for empowering creative people with professional video technology. A faster, intuitive, more natural way of editing, The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard allows editors to concentrate on creative outcomes, free of the barriers that have traditionally hindered productivity.
Traditional non-linear editing (NLE) software uses thousands of clips to organize media, which requires mouse-driven drag and drop manipulation of clips. This method is 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. Unlike a mouse, which often requires multiple clicks to achieve a single function, it allows editors to use both hands to move through a clip applying edits simultaneously.
The bespoke, integrated search dial is precision CNC machined aluminium, with multiple bearings and an integrated electronic clutch that adapts to the active search mode. The dial’s large diameter and comfortable grip ensure pinpoint control. The search dial has three modes:
Jog – The jog control allows free movement for precise frame-by-frame positioning of the playback point.
Shuttle – Engages the search dials integrated electronic clutch, allowing precise incremental movements along a timeline, at a speed defined by the user.
Scroll – Scroll allows quick but smooth navigation up and down longer timelines to edit quickly.