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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard

Blackmagic Design
Abel Code: BMD-DV/RES/BBPNLMLEKB
Mfr. Code: BMD-DV/RES/BBPNLMLEKB
Estimated to Ship Contact Sales For ETA
Description
Suitable for DaVinci Resolve 16, this DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard offers an alternate, fast way to control your editing on your computer. Includes integrated search dial, source and timeline quick-access buttons, plus your standard editing keys.
Key Highlights
  • Multi-tasking keyboard for editing
  • For DaVinci Resolve 16
  • Includes search wheel
$1,025.00
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Overview

Overview

The Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is designed for professional editors who need to work faster and turn around work quickly. More than just a simple keyboard, the Editor Keyboard offers an alternative way to edit which is much faster than a mouse. because you can simultaneously use both hands. You also get an integrated search dial built right into the keyboard. Simply plug the keyboard into any USB‑C computer and you are ready to go.

While most keys will work like a standard USB keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is suitable for DaVinci Resolve 16. It enables a faster editing experience than previously possible.

Features:

  • Edit faster than with just a mouse
  • Ideal for professional editors
  • Ergonomic wrist rest at base of keyboard for long post production days
  • Integrated search dial built into the keyboard
  • Plug-and-play with a USB-C connection to your computer
  • Designed for desktop or console use
  • Suitable for DaVinci Resolve 16 (sold separately)

Premium Metal Design

The all metal design is more robust to suit professional editors who spend hours editing and therefore demand a premium keyboard solution. Unlike modern keyboards with flat keys, the keys have a tiered profile so you can feel your way around and keep your eyes on your monitors. The key switches are the same type used by eSports keyboards. Each key is certified for over a million operations. The integrated search dial is machined from solid metal and allows very precise transport and trimming control. There is even a hand rest with a soft feel to help reduce fatigue. Plus, the keys caps, hand rest, and key switches are all available as spare parts so the keyboard can be refreshed and repaired over time.

Fastest Editing Physically Possible 

The reason the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is so fast is you can use both hands when editing. Unlike a mouse, you can use 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 move, mark in and out points, apply an edit, then move again, repeatedly. It is an extremely fast way to work, using both hands at once. You can even select points and use the search dial to live trim. The larger search dial allows for highly accurate trimming. The keyboard also includes transition selection buttons that let you change between a cut, dissolve and smooth cut, instantly.

Integrated Search Dial Control

The integrated search dial is machined metal with rubber coating so it feels very nice to use and you always feel you have a solid control over DaVinci Resolve's clip or timeline. An integrated electronic clutch creates end stops, when used for shuttle and position, all under software control. With multiple roller bearings, the search dial is very smooth and it can be spun in jog mode to allow a natural timeline scroll. The jog control allows free movement for precise positioning of the playback point. The shuttle uses the clutch. You can rotate forward and reverse wind to move up and down the timeline. Scroll allows scrolling up and down a long edit to navigate quickly.

Fast Source Tape Allows Scrolling Clips

Due to DaVinci Resolve's excellent organization and the Editor Keyboard's efficient key layout and function, you can fast access your media and quickly scroll through clips. Switching between the source tape and timeline is instant, rather than what you would face with more traditional editing methods. The innovative source button creates a "source tape" of all the clips in your bin. This keyboard allows you to scroll up and down your media with no need to navigate thousands of clips like you would do in traditional software. This speeds up your workflow to create fast turn around for TVCs, news, promos, and other broadcast or training video editing needs.

For quick reference, the current clip is highlighted in real-time within in the bin while you are viewing it.

Instant Re-Sort Bin & Source Tape

You can sort media by Timecode, Camera, Duration, Clip Name. Plus, you can gain control over how your shots are organized as the source tape uses your bin's sort order. This provides the flexibility  to find shots quickly, the way you need them. A simple resort regnerates that bin's sort order so you can scroll to the shot you want. Sort by timecode to locate content shot in time order, such as live events. You can also sort by camera which is great for multi camera shoots where you lay down the wide shot first and then look for cut-aways on other cameras. 

Fast In / Out Points for Professional Editing

Entering edit points is one of the most used functions in editing. To help with that, Blackmagic designed the in and out point buttons larger in size and inserted a small break above these buttons so you can locate them by feel. That assistance helps you when multi-tasking functions like transport control with your right hand and punching in and out points using your left hand.

When selecting in and out points in the new DaVinci Resolve cut page, you are also trimming clips with these buttons. With in and out points set, just 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 included. Then you can change the source tape back to the whole bin by pressing the escape key. 

New Intelligent Keyboard Edit Modes

The editing functions are located just above the in and out keys, to allow a simple movement of your fingers to activate the edit you require. Editing functions have been optimized to take advantage of the speed of this keyboard. Most edits can be performed on the source clip without needing to place edit points on the timeline itself. That eliminates wasted time that occurs when 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 locates the nearest edit and inserts at that point.

  • Smart Insert - Smart insert is similar to the traditional insert edit function, except it eliminates the need to switch to the timeline in order to place an in point. All you need to do is select smart insert. It will locate the nearest edit in the timeline and insert the clip in that location for you.
  • Append to End - Append to end is fantastic for building edits fast. Simply select an in and out point. Append to end will add your clip to the end of that edit and increase the timeline duration. Append to End also helps when adding shots to an edit from content shot in time order.
  • Ripple Overwrite - Ripple overwrite is a popular edit function and it lets you replace shots extremely quickly. When applied, it will replace the clip in the timeline with the newly selected clip. If the clip is a different length, it will adjust the space to accommodate the new clip and ripple the timeline duration.
  • Close Up - Close up is best for creating two camera angles from a single camera. Shoot your subject with a wide or mid shot. During editing when close up is applied, it will create a slightly zoomed in version of the same camera shot and place it on top of your timeline. Plus, you can also apply it to a clip within your timeline.
  • Place on Top - Place on top is similar to traditional edit functions. This edit mode will place the clip on top of the background layer already existing in your 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.
  • Source Overwrite - Source overwrite is a faster alternative to multi-cam. It automatically matches your source timecode to the source timecode of the selected clip in the timeline. This Edit Mode places the clip on top. If you shoot with multiple cameras and sync timecode, you can lay other camera angles on a base wide shot layer with this functionality.

Search Dial Live Trimming

With a high quality search dial included, you get an extremely accurate and fast way to trim edit points. The roll buttons allow your DaVinci Resolve Editing Keyboard to take control of the search dial and very precisely adjust edit trimming. You can select the trim mode with your left hand, while adjusting the trim with your right. Using roll trimming is easy, depending on the type of trim you need to do. It is operated by pressing and holding a single roll button, while then rotating the search dial. This function includes a trim editor button on the numeric keypad that allows a direct switch to trim mode, so you can scroll up and down your edit points in a timeline to allow quickly locate and adjust multiple edits.

  • Roll In - Roll in is very similar to adjusting trim directly from the software. However, in this case Roll In is a modifier key located on your keyboard. Using Roll In on a transition will adjust the in point of the destination clip. Adjusting roll in on a clip adjusts its in point. All adjustments will ripple the timeline duration.
  • Roll Out - Roll out is very similar to adjusting trim out on the software, except it is done with the use of a single keystroke. Using Roll Out on a transition adjusts the out point of your source clip. Adjusting Roll Out on a clip adjusts its out point. All adjustments will ripple the timeline duration.
  • Roll Transition - Similar to roll edit. It rolls the transition between two clips and has the same affect as simultaneously adjusting the in point on the destination clip, while adjusting the out point on the source clip. Roll edit does not affect timeline duration.
  • Roll Source - Roll source is the same as slipping the source clip. It will move your shot up and down within the in and out points of your current clip. Roll source permits you to slip the clip within the same duration so it won't affect the overall timeline duration.
  • Roll Destination - The same as slipping the destination clip. Roll Destination will move your shot up and down within the current clip’s in and out points.This function lets you slip the clip within the same duration so it won't affect the overall timeline duration.
  • Roll Duration - Designed to hange the transition length of any applied effect upon an edit point. When selected, adjusting the search dial will interactively adjust the duration of the transition. Because you can select the transition type, you can then use Roll Duration to perfect your transition.

Select & Change Transitions Fast

Traditionally, editing software is slow at adding transitions, because it requires using drag and drop to place a transition, or a keyboard shortcut for only one transition type. With DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard you can press a key and add or remove a transition with a single button press. The cut key will remove any transition on an edit point and leave it as a simple edit between the 2 clips. Pressing dissolve will add a 1 second dissolve between the two clips, and using roll duration will set the desired transition length. Plus, if there is already a dissolve on the edit, then the key will be ignored. There's also a smooth cut button to allow jump cuts to be removed at the press of a button.

Improved DaVinci Keyboard

The new DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard also includes a revised qwerty key layout that has been updated using feedback from professional editors. You still get all the traditional editing features for both the cut and edit pages in DaVinci Resolve, so the core qwerty part of the keyboard still operates in a familiar way. All the standard edit modes are included on the main keyboard. Plus, you get JKL trimming when you want to do playback and trimming via the keyboard, and not the search dial. But you still get new features in the revised layout, such as a viewer button to allow instant change to full screen view, and it’s even possible to edit from the keyboard in full screen view.

Direct Timecode Entry Keypad

When entering edit points and durations numerically, there is a keypad specifically designed for timecode entry. The F/TC button allows switching between timecode or frames. Just press the F/TC button and entry changes to frames. When typing longer timecode values, there is also a double zero button so you don't have to press the standard zero key as often. The plus and minus keys allow time values as offsets to current values vs absolute entry. A dedicated duration entry button allows you to numerically define the duration of a clip. Numeric duration entry is one of the most used functions. For example, if you need to set a 100 frame duration on a clip, just press DUR, F/TC and 100.

Designed for Desktop or Console Use

Although the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed with a modern aesthetic, there's also function to the form. The subtle edge created by the mating of the top keyboard surface and the lower chassis has a pinstripe feel to the design that allows the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard to look good on a desktop. The keyboard is a fantastic match to an iMac Pro and has a subtle energy when placed on your desk. There's even fold out rear feet to increase the keyboard tilt. However the flange has a functional benefit as you can install the keyboard in a cutout of a desk or console. The keyboard will then sit almost perfectly flat on the desk surface. This creates an amazing console look.

What's in the Box

  • Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Multi-tasking keyboard for editing
  • For DaVinci Resolve 16
  • Includes search wheel
  • Dedicated keys for edit modes
  • Robust for long term use

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