The DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard is intended for professional editors who want to work quicker and turn around jobs swiftly.
More than just a meek keyboard,
the DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard has been intended as another way to edit that’s much quicker than a mouse since you can concurrently use both hands at the same time!
You also get an unified search dial built right into the keyboard.
Just plug the keyboard into any USB‑C computer and you are ready to go!
While most keys will work as a typical USB keyboard,
the DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard has been intended for DaVinci Resolve 16 to allow an editing experience that’s dramatically quicker than before.
Intended For The Desktop Or Inset Into A Console!
Even though the DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard has been envisioned with a contemporary aesthetic, there’s also meaning to the form!
The refined edge created by the mating of the top keyboard surface and the lower chassis has a pinstripe feel to the design that lets the DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard look good on a desktop.
The keyboard is an excellent match to an iMac Pro and has an elusive energy when placed on your desk.
There’s even fold out rear feet to increase the keyboard incline.
However, the flange has a practical advantage as you can install the keyboard in a cut out of a desk or console.
The keyboard will then sit nearly seamlessly flat on the desk surface.
This produces an incredible console look.
Direct Timecode Entry Keypad
When entering edit points and times numerically,
there’s a keypad precisely intended for timecode entry.
The F/TC button permits switching between timecode or frames.
Simply press the F/TC button and entry changes to frames.
When keying lengthier timecode values,
there’s also a double zero button so you don’t have to press the normal zero key as often.
The plus and minus keys allow time values as offsets to existing values vs absolute entry.
A devoted duration entry button lets you numerically express the duration of a clip.
Numeric duration entry is one of the most utilised functions!
For example, if you need to set a 100 frame duration on a clip, just press:
- And 100!
Improved DaVinci Keyboard
The new DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard also comprises a revised qwerty keyboard arrangement that’s been modernised using feedback from professional editors.
Nevertheless, you still get all the traditional editing features for both the cut and edit pages in the DaVinci Resolve video editing software,
so the essential qwerty part of the keyboard still functions in a familiar way.
All of the usual edit modes are contained within the main keyboard.
Plus you get JKL trimming when you need to do playback and trimming via the keyboard and not the search dial.
But you still get new features in the revised design, such as:
- A viewer button to permit instant change to full screen view;
- And it’s even possible to edit from the keyboard in full screen view!
Select And Change Transitions Instantly
Editing software is leisurely at adding transitions because it necessitates using drag and drop to place a transition,
or a keyboard shortcut for only one transition type.
With the DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard you can press a key and add or remove a transition with a solitary press of a button!
The cut key will eliminate any transition on an edit point and leave it as a modest edit between the 2 clips.
Pressing dissolve will add a 1 second dissolve between the two clips and using roll duration will set the chosen transition length!
Plus if there is already a dissolve on the edit,
then the key will be disregarded.
There’s also a smooth cut button to permit jump cuts to be removed at the press of a button!
Search Dial Live Trimming
With a high quality search dial built in,
you get a very precise and quick way to do trimming of edit points.
The roll buttons permit the keyboard to take control of the search dial and very surely alter edit trimming.
You can choose the trim mode with your left hand while fine-tuning the trim with your right.
Utilising roll trimming is simple and is operated by pressing and holding one of the roll buttons,
contingent on the type of trim you need to do,
while then gyrating the search dial.
There’s also a trim editor button on the numeric keypad that permits a straight shift to trim mode,
so you can scroll up and down the edit points in a timeline to permit pinpointing and altering multiple edits fast.
Roll duration is intended to let you to change the transition length of any effect that has been applied to an edit point.
When nominated, altering the search dial will interactively alter the length of the transition.
Because you can choose the transition type,
you can use roll length to get the transition just right.
Roll destination is the same as slipping the destination clip and it will transfer the shot up and down within the current clip’s in and out points.
Roll destination allows slipping the clip within the same length so it won’t affect the general timeline duration.
Roll source is the same as slipping the source clip and it will move the shot up and down inside the current clip’s in and out points.
Roll source permits slipping the clip within the same interval so it won’t affect the overall timeline duration.
The roll transition is like the roll edit.
It works by rolling the transition between 2 clips and has the equivalent affect as concurrently adjusting the in point on the destination clip while altering the out point on the source clip!
Roll edit does not disturb timeline length.
Roll out is very comparable to altering trim out on the software however it’s a modifier key on the keyboard.
Using roll out on a transition alters the out point of the source clip,
while altering roll out on a clip fine-tunes its out point.
All modifications will ripple the timeline duration.
Roll in is comparable to altering trim in on the software however it’s a modifier key on the keyboard.
Using roll in on a transition alters the in point of the destination clip, while changing roll in on a clip fine-tunes its in point.
All modifications will ripple the timeline length.
New Intelligent Keyboard Edit Modes
The editing functions are situated just above the in and out keys,
to permit a simple movement of your fingers to trigger the edit you require.
Because editing with a keyboard is unlike editing on a computer’s user interface,
the editing functions have been optimised to take advantage of the speed of a keyboard.
Most edits can be achieved on the source clip without necessitating edit points on the timeline itself.
That’s much quicker as it eradicates time wasted switching between source and timeline.
The edit points can automatically locate the nearest timeline edit, or even match timecode.
A good example is smart insert,
which pinpoints the nearest edit and inserts at that point.
Source overwrite is a quicker substitute to multi-cam.
It robotically matches source timecode to the source timecode of the clip in the timeline and places the clip on top.
If you shoot with several cameras and sync timecode,
you can lay extra camera angles on a base wide shot layer.
Place On Top
Place on top is comparable to traditional edit functions and this edit mode will place the clip on top of the background layer that’s now in the timeline.
If the timeline doesn’t have a layer above the background layer,
it will add a new timeline track and then place the clip on top.
Close up is great for generating two camera angles from the one camera.
Just shoot your subject with a wide or mid shot,
and then when close up is used,
it will produce a slightly zoomed in version of the same camera shot and place it on top of the timeline.
Plus you can also apply it to a clip in the timeline.
Ripple overwrite is a prevalent edit function and it lets you substitute shots very swiftly.
When applied, it will substitute the clip in the timeline with the nominated clip and if the clip is a different length,
it will fine-tune the space to accommodate the new clip and ripple the timeline duration.
Append To End
Append to end is excellent for building edits quickly.
Just choose an in and out point and then Append To End will add the clip to the end of the edit and increase the timeline length.
Append To End is fantastic when adding shots to an edit from content that’s been shot in time order.
Smart Insert is like the traditional insert edit function,
however it’s niftier as it removes the need to change to the timeline and place an in point.
All you need to do is choose Smart Insert and it will find the nearest edit in the timeline and insert the clip in that location!
Fast In And Out Points
Entering edit points is one of the most used functions in editing,
so they engineered the in and out point buttons to be larger in size and to include a small space above to permit locating them by feel.
That helps when doing transport control with your right hand and punching in and out points using your left hand.
When choosing in and out points in the new DaVinci Resolve movie editor cut page,
you are also trimming clips with these buttons!
Then once the in and out points are established,
simply reach your fingers up to the edit buttons.
The in and out points can also be used to contract the source tape to limit the clips involved.
Then you can alter the source tape back to the whole bin by pressing the escape key.
Instantly Re-sort Bin And Source Tape
The source tape uses your bin’s sort order,
so you get loads of control over how shots are organised.
This gives you the flexibility to find shots by:
- Clip name;
- Or time.
The instant one of the bin sort buttons is nominated,
the source tape will be restored in that bin’s sort order.
Just scroll up and down the source tape to find the shots required.
Sort by timecode to see all the bin media arranged by time,
which is ideal for content shot in time order, such as live events.
You can also sort by camera which is fantastic for multi camera shoots where you lay down the wide shot first and then look for cut-aways on other cameras.
You can even sort by duration and the clip name!
Fast Source Tape Allows Scrolling Clips
Traditional NLE software uses thousands of clips to organise media,
which necessitates lots of drag and drop of clips which is too slow for quick turn around work such as:
- Training videos;
- News; and
Traditional tape editing allowed all media to be on a solitary tape for quick access to your media by shuttling up and down the tape.
The pioneering source button promptly makes a “source tape” of all the clips in your bin.
Now you can just scroll up and down all your media and there’s no need to navigate thousands of clips.
The clip being observed is also emphasised in the bin in real time.
Plus transferring between the source tape and timeline is instantaneous.
Integrated Search Dial Control
The unified search dial is machined metal with rubber coating so it feels very nice to use and you continuously feel that you have solid control over DaVinci Resolve’s clip or timeline.
There’s an unified electronic clutch that generates end stops when used for shuttle and position, all under software control.
With many roller bearings, the search dial is very smooth and it can be rotated in jog mode to permit a natural timeline scroll.
The jog control permits free movement for accurate placing of the playback point.
Shuttle uses the clutch and you can rotate forward and reverse wind to move up and down the timeline.
Scroll permits scrolling up and down a long edit to navigate swiftly.
The Fastest Editing Physically Possible!
The reason why the DaVinci Resolve Video Editor Keyboard is so quick is because you can use both hands when editing.
Distinct from a mouse, you can utilise your right hand to control the position in a clip,
while your left hand is setting in and out points as well as applying edits.
This means you can:
- Mark in and out points;
- Apply an edit;
- Then move again, repeatedly, one after the other, again and again.
It’s a very fast way to work,
utilising both hands at the same time.
You can even choose points and use the search dial to live trim.
The search dial is large,
so trimming is very precise.
There are also transition choice buttons that let you instantly switch between a:
- Dissolve; and
- Smooth cut.
Premium Metal Design
The all metal design is stronger because it’s been intended for professional editors who spend hours each day editing and require a first-class keyboard solution.
Distinct from contemporary keyboards with flat keys,
the keys have a tiered contour so it’s simple to sense your way around.
The key adjustments are the same kind used by eSports keyboards and each key is certified for over a million operations.
The unified search dial is machined from solid metal and permits very accurate transport and trimming control.
There’s even a hand rest with a soft feel to help decrease fatigue.
Plus the key caps, hand rest and key switches are all offered as extra parts so the keyboard can be restored and refurbished over time.