Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard review

The ultimate video editing keyboard for Davinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve Editor Keyboard on a wooden surface
(Image: © James Abbott / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Blackmagic Davinci Resolve Editor Keyboard provides a fast and intuitive professional editing experience thanks to dedicated controls for Davinci Resolve, color-coded and labeled keyboard shortcuts, and a clutched jog wheel alongside advanced functionality. The QWERTY keyboard isn’t comfortable for general typing tasks, but it’s perfect for use with Davinci Resolve and although it’s expensive, the keyboard does come with a free license for Davinci Resolve Studio 18 which softens the blow somewhat.


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    Greatly improves the editing experience

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    Dedicated editing shortcuts and controls

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    Includes a license for Davinci Resolve Studio 18


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    Large and heavy

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    Not ideal for everyday typing tasks

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When you think of video editing, the last thing you might consider is a keyboard designed specifically for this purpose. But, that’s exactly what the Blackmagic Davinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is. If you’ve ever seen the Davinci Resolve Speed Editor, it’s a little like that but with a full QWERTY keyboard and many more controls, functions, and labeled keyboard shortcuts alongside a jog wheel and is aimed at professional users.

DaVinci Resolve Keyboard: Specifications

Connection Type: Wired
OS Compatibility: Windows 10 or Later (64-bit), macOS 10.15 or Later
Ports: 1 x USB-C, 2x USB-A
Backlighting: No
Wrist Rest: Integrated
Power Usage: 8W
Weight: 2.3kg (5.07 lbs)
Size: 22.3 x 58.4 x 5.3 cm (8.77 x 23 x 2.1 in)


The Editor Keyboard is quite a specific and specialist device, so if you’d prefer a controller that works with video editing, photo editing, graphics, and audio software, the Loupedeck CT could be the perfect option. This small and portable device features a digital display and is less expensive than the Editor Keyboard but more expensive than the Speed Editor.

Davinci Resolve Speed Editor

A Blackmagic alternative to the Editor Keyboard is the Davinci Resolve Speed Editor. It offers some of the same dedicated controls and the jog wheel but is a much smaller device designed to be used with an existing mouse and keyboard. It doesn’t have a keyboard with labeled shortcuts, but its considerably smaller size and lighter weight make it more portable.

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James Abbott

James Abbott is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Cambridge. He’s also an experienced photography journalist specializing in camera skills and Photoshop techniques. He is also a CAA-approved drone pilot and professional aerial photographer.