The trackballs let you adjust the colors in an image based on lift, gamma and gain tonal ranges. Unlike a mouse and keyboard, you can manipulate multiple trackballs simultaneously to create unique effects. The smooth gliding rings around the trackballs let you set master levels and establish dynamic contrast. Keys above each trackball reset the color adjustment, level adjustment or both. Three keys at the top of the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Micro Panels let you switch between primary and log wheel modes, activate offset, temperature and tint controls and turn on your full screen viewer output. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel has a fourth master gain trackball to adjust the entire image.
Primary Adjustment Controls
Primary adjustment controls affect the luminance and chrominance of your entire image using a variety of tools that target specific tonal and hue ranges. These tools represent the most common adjustments required to produce dynamic imagery, making them a popular choice for photographers, graphic designers and colorists working on a tight deadline. The DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and Mini Panel include 12 primary color correction control knobs that make it easy to quickly adjust image contrast, saturation, hue, temperature, tint, midtone detail, color boost, shadows, highlights and more. All knobs can be pressed to instantly reset the control so you can easily experiment with new looks!
Quickly Change Tools
Dozens of creative color grading, effects, and technical tools are organized in DaVinci Resolve’s color page in the form of individual palettes. This way, the program is able to feature a variety of intensive toolkits that support a wide range of workflows, while keeping the interface tidy and user intuitive. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel include dedicated feature buttons that let you quickly access the color page palettes, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between the mouse and panel. With the push of a button you can easily access tools such as the RAW palette, primary color correctors, curves, qualifiers, windows, tracker and many more.
High Resolution Displays
Color displays on the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel give you precise control over tools in the color page. On the Mini Panel, when a palette is selected from the list of keys, the screens display its unique interface and settings. Use the arrow keys to navigate between a palette’s modes or pages. The soft keys above the displays let you isolate channels, choose presets, or perform other feature selections specific to the palette type. The soft knobs under the displays can be used to make parameter adjustments. You can generate preset Power Window shapes and track them without touching your mouse! All changes made in the displays are visible on the color page.
Illuminated Keys and Soft Knobs
Grading tends to be performed in low light conditions to ensure a more accurate representation of colors in the grading monitor. The keys and soft knobs on the DaVinci Resolve color panels illuminate when selected so you can easily see which controls are active in low light. On the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and Advanced Panel, the keys are also backlit so it’s easy to find and press each button. The backlight color of the Advanced Panel keys can even be customized. With 30 customizable soft knobs on the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel and 8 on the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, you get high resolution, flexible parameter adjustments that you can reset back to the default with a simple push.
Navigation and Transport Controls
The area to the right of the trackballs features keys which help you navigate between clips on the timeline, step through clip frames, and jump between nodes in the node editor. These navigation keys can save you a lot of time by keeping your hands on the panel, instead of reaching for the mouse when performing common tasks, such as switching nodes. The play forward, reverse and stop transport keys give you full control of your project timeline or deck. The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel adds a jog/shuttle knob for faster and more precise scrubbing. Additional keys on the panels allow for looped playback and temporary grade disabling, making it easy to review clips and check your grade.
Slide Out Keyboard
The DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel gives you quick access to every feature on the color page, minimizing the need for a mouse or keyboard. However, a vital component of the post production workflow is organization and labelling. Use the Advanced Panel’s slide out keyboard to enter clip metadata, name imported files and generators, clearly label nodes in the node editor, or put notes on clip flags and markers. Further optimize the keyboard by assigning custom shortcuts, or by using one of several shortcut preset preferences. When you’re finished, the keyboard retracts into the control surface, giving you a clean hardware interface that allows you to return to focusing on the grading tools.
Flexible Power Options
The DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is fully powered via USB so you can simply plug it into a laptop to get up and running at home, in a studio or on set. That makes it ideal for grading with a portable system on a cart while shooting. The DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel includes a built in power supply so there’s no bulky external power brick. It also features ethernet and supports PoE (power over Ethernet). That means you can operate it via your network and power it from over the network connection so you don’t need to plug in the power cable!
- Compact professional hardware control panel
- Featuring 3 high resolution weighted trackballs
- 12 control knobs for essential tools and an upper deck with two 5” screens
- 8 soft knobs and 8 soft buttons
- Dedicated keys for switching tools, working with nodes, grabbing stills, navigating the timeline
- Tie bolts on the base to attach to a desk
- Powering options – AC mains input, 4-pin XLR, PowerOverEthernet
What’s In The Box
- 1x Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel