Somewhat under the stirred up dust of the numerous releases, Blackmagic Design has released another interesting add-on tool at NAB.
The DaVinci Remote Monitor is an app for iPhones and iPads -but not yet (?) for Apple TVs- that lets you use these devices as a wireless preview monitor for Resolve. The connection is made via the Blackmagic Cloud or the Internet and should enable color-accurate HDR display. Directors, producers, editors, colorists, and other creatives can thus watch the viewer directly and live from a Resolve workstation where a project is being edited.
The DaVinci Remote Server app assigns a unique session password to clients, allowing it to penetrate most firewalls without complicated VPNs.
A session password is used to protect the streams.
A connection is thus only a matter of a few confirmation clicks and requires no administrative expertise.
Since it is a real stream, multiple devices - even distributed worldwide - can also connect to the preview. Blackmagic refers to it as a "low-latency" stream, which can be H.264 or H.265 and in 8- or 10-bit.
DaVinci Resolve Remote Monitoring am iPad
DaVinci Remote Monitor app itself is available for free via the App Store. Meanwhile, an Android version is not planned for now. However, there are still preview clients for Mac and PC. However, these require an activated Resolve Studio license on the same computer.
In addition, the "transmitter" for remote monitoring also requires a Windows or Linux Resolve Studio license. It is not yet possible to "stream away" from the Mac. In addition, an Nvidia GPU must be installed, AMD GPUs are currently not compatible. This also applies to the PC client.