Blackmagic revealed the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor

Alongside the significant update to DaVinci Resolve 17, Blackmagic Design announced the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor. This new release combines the software’s cut page with a customizable keyboard.

The Speed Editor is a smaller version of the Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Editing Keyboard. However, it still retains many of the original’s functions. Essentially, it has removed the QWERTY keyboard. So, the Speed Editor has a smaller form factor and assigns its keys to have a double function. Additionally, it can be connected to your laptop and computer through Bluetooth and USB.

According to Blackmagic Design, the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor will result in dramatically faster editing. The keyboard has a control for every edit function and can do multiple tasks simultaneously, which will allow editors to work quickly. With a mouse, editors have to click each function to start utilizing it. For instance, users have to constantly click and drag clips when editing. It takes a lot of time and it’s a real setback for professionals working on a deadline. The DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor looks to simplify that entire user experience.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor
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Faster editing with the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor

Search dial control

The DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor features a search dial that creates a “physical connection” to the edit that’s deeper than a mouse click, according to Blackmagic Design. The dial itself has a machined metal design, so it feels weight and can be spun fast to move up and down the timeline. It is also capable of live trimming by pressing one of the trim buttons and using the search dial.

Fast playback

By using the hardware control panels, you can instantly start and stop playback with the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor’s spacebar. The shuttle, job and scroll buttons also add to the whole functionality of the search bar. They should allow you to edit faster and more accurately.

Add transitions and remove effects with the keyboard

Transitions can slow down edits because you have to click and drag effects to the timeline. With a single button, you can switch transitions on and off. You can scroll down the timeline while adding or removing effects. Also, its smart indicator in the timeline will let you know which edit points will be affected. Additionally, you can move the timeline to move the edit points in focus. Its cut key removes any effects on an edit point in the timeline and its dissolve adds a dissolve to the edit point using the default duration.

Key features

  • Buttons allow for search dial to live trim
  • Source tape results in faster clip searching
  • Big trim in and out buttons
  • Buttons can change transition type
  • Keypad for direct timecode entry
  • Integrated search dial control
  • Weighs 780g

Pricing and availability

The DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor will sell for $295.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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