UPDATE 12/26/22: Blackmagic’s Resolve Product Manager Peter Chamberlain posted about this over on the Blackmagic Forum:
Allowing these pages to be seen is a bug and it should not have been possible. What an amazing bug to find!
It’s an interesting demonstration that shows DaVinci on the iPad is the full DaVinci software but with these pages turned off.
The reason is there is problems with the user interface on these pages where we need to make more changes for using them on the iPad. Plus there are technical limitations in the way these pages operate on an iPad.
We need more time to get them working and adapt them to some of the new Apple frameworks etc. We will continue to work on that, but we don’t know exactly how long it will take.
I think that is what most people figured had happened. To me that reads like they have every intention to bring all the Resolve pages to Resolve for iPad. Thanks Peter for the info!
AND ANOTHER 12/26/22 UPDATE: After shutting down the iPad for a while after working on a project where I had brought up the hidden Resolve pages, they have disappeared on going back to the edit. My keyboard shortcuts are still there and I can bring them back.
With the release of DaVinci Resolve for iPad we only get the Cut and Color page. And we’ve talked about how this seems like a full version of Resolve with most of the pages (and a few features) turned off. I think now we can see that more than ever with this simple yet brilliant find from Daniel Kovacs and/or Michael Tobin. I say and/or as honestly, I didn’t follow the YouTube rabbit hole here as someone messaged me this find via text when I couldn’t watch the video. It took about 6 seconds to read about it in text vs combing through a 3-minute video for the trick. But here is the video:
The “hack” is simple … hit the Keyboard Customization shortcut (OPT+CMD+K) while in Resolve for iPad and the Keyboard Customization window will open. Search for show page in the keyboard search box and find Workspace > Show Page. While in there, just assign a keyboard shortcut to the page you want to show.
Assign these shortcuts to a key and you may be shocked to find those missing Resolve pages will pop up when you give that keyboard assignment a press. It makes me wonder what else from the desktop version is hidden in the keyboard shortcuts.
It’s quite surprising to see all of these desktop Resolve pages showing up in Resolve for iPad. I’m guessing either this is by accident or the developers didn’t really expect anyone to dig that deep in the keyboard customizations. I would guess that a future update might fix this little “hack.”
Not everything appears to work correctly, which is probably why all the pages weren’t turned on to begin with. For example, the audio meters and mixer doesn’t show up on the Edit page, as you can see below.
I really wonder how well the Fusion page would work on iPad.
ah, I see 😅 … well, in the end, I think they just not officially "support" all the pages yet … in my quick test with opening up a real mix I did in the Full Studio Mac Version a few weeks back … the Fairlight Page on the iPad is not 100% solid usable for complex stuff
— micha_schmidt 📸😎 (@michaschmidt) December 24, 2022
This will be fun to play with when I have more time. I hope Blackmagic doesn’t yell at us for spreading this around, as it’s quite cool to see.
I’m sure there are a lot of folks out there who will be getting a brand new M2i Pad Pro for Christmas who will promptly download Resolve for iPad. Enjoy this little feature while it’s still there!