Blackmagic Design debuts DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel
April 18, 2024

Blackmagic Design debuts DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel

FREMONT, CA — At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design ( introduced the DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel, a new and more affordable color panel designed to work with DaVinci Resolve software. The DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel features high-quality trackballs and precision-machined control knobs for fine tuning primary grading parameters, as well as navigation and transport keys for shortcut commands. The unit is portable and features a mounting slot for an Apple iPad Pro and an internal battery. It connects via Bluetooth or USB-C. 

The panel allows fluid, hands-on control over multiple parameters at the same time. Three high-resolution, weighted trackballs are paired with 12 precision-machined control knobs, giving direct access to primary correction features. The 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. When not being used with an iPad Pro, thhe Mini Color Panel can be placed next to a laptop or computer keyboard so editors or colorists can easily move between the keyboard and the control panel.

The unit also has a range of transport and grading control buttons on the left, top and right side of the panel that put important and commonly-used commands at the user’s fingertips. Many of these controls, such as wipe still, cursor and select have only been available on the much larger Mini or Advanced grading panels.

Blackmagic Design says the DaVinci Resolve Micro Color Panel will be available in May for $495.