Next, we have announced two fantastic new hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve!
When it came to creating these new panels, the most important issues the design team wanted to solve were handling new workflows, enhancing creativity and quality. For workflows, we need to support professional colorists who edit and work on color at the same time. But we also wanted to enhance creativity and improve quality as well.
The smaller DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is designed to fit on the desk next to your keyboard so you can easily move between them for when you are doing editing and color correction at the same time.
The larger DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel includes the same powerful features, but also adds LCD screens with dozens of menus allowing fast access to most of the advanced color grading features of the software. The mini panel has enough features for a professional colorist to use on high end jobs. This panel is ideal as an on set panel however, it also allows a colorist to walk up to an editing station, plug in and switch the editing system into a color correction system!
Both new panels include high quality trackballs that are extremely smooth. There is also a row of 12 knobs that provide access to the most creative primary correction features, making it easy to experiment and try new combinations. This means that you have more direct access to features specifically designed to help achieve subtle film looks. The 12 primary knobs can be used to control Y Lift, Y Gamma, Y Gain, Contrast, Pivot, Mid-tone Detail, Color Boost, Shadow, Highlight, Saturation, Hue Rotation and Luminance Mix. We hope these controls help spark a new creative revolution in the way images look on film and television!
The new control panels feature an elegant and durable machined aluminum body with professional, high resolution balanced trackballs. The trackballs provide RGB balance adjustments for lift, gamma and gain, each with a master level control set via a movable outer trackball ring. The new panels are even laid out in a similar way to the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel so professional colorists can move between panels as they all work and feel the same!