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Old July 21st, 2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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Anybody using a Powermate with PPro?

I think one of these would be sweet for a shuttle controller: Griffin Technology PowerMate USB. I may go ahead and get one, since the price seems reasonable.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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They are pretty cool looking. I almost bought one. But decided instead to purchase a Shuttle Pro 2. Lot's more functionality for about $50 more.

But if you're looking for just a shuttle control this should do the trick. I talked to someone who had one of these and he loves it.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:22 PM   #3
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All I can say is I don't know the premiere hot keys for shuttle forward. I bet they are somewhere, but I haven't come across them in my daily editing

Who knows (and I highly doubt) that FCP's keystrokes will work for premiere?

If you know the strokes then go for it, I have a feeling your going to have to setup your keyboard's refresh rate a bit to comphensate for shuttle commands.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:53 PM   #4
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But decided instead to purchase a Shuttle Pro 2.
How do you like it, Sheila? It looks like a more productive tool, and yet I seem to develop a mental block trying to visualize how I'd set up the programmable buttons...
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 05:02 AM   #5
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Remember with PP you can assign your own keys for certain functions. OF the top of my head you can find the shortcut keys in the edit menu or in the help file.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 10:46 AM   #6
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I have a Shuttle Pro 2.0 and i love it!

The one i bought were not shipped with drivers for PPro 1.5 and can therefore not be used with PPro 1.5. You have to download driver version 2.0.2 from Contour Shuttle Design

Premier Pro shortcuts can be found in two PDF's here:
http://www.siliconbaymedia.com/permi...a-vert-pg1.pdf
http://www.siliconbaymedia.com/permi...a-vert-pg2.pdf

If you have customized your own, use this wonderful program to show your personal keyboard shortcuts:
Premiere Pro Keyboard Viewer

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Old July 22nd, 2005, 10:03 PM   #7
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How do you like it, Sheila? It looks like a more productive tool, and yet I seem to develop a mental block trying to visualize how I'd set up the programmable buttons...
I love it! The default setup for the buttons works great for me. Not sure if you use a PC or Mac, but if you look at page 13 of the PC user guide, you will get a good diagram of how the buttons are setup out of the box. Here's the link:

http://63.111.59.172/downloads/shutt...usersguide.pdf

I have mine setup to the left of the keyboard and my mouse on the right. I keep my left hand on the Shuttle Pro and right on the mouse and I can do a lot of stuff without even touching the keyboard. If it died today I would definitely get another one.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 10:42 PM   #8
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Shuttle Express

For the same $50 you can buy the Contour Shuttle Express which is quite a bit more functional than Griffin Shuttle knob. I absolutely love mine. It has quite a few less buttons than the shuttle pro but is still a great tool. As far as using it for PP, I have no idea whether or not the drivers are available.
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 06:15 PM   #9
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Going with the ShuttlePro 2

Based on the comments I've read, I went ahead and ordered a ShuttlePRO v.2. Thanks, everyone.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:56 AM   #10
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Based on the comments I've read, I went ahead and ordered a ShuttlePRO v.2.
I am sure you gonna like it! One of the great features is that you can have more than one application settings for Premiere Pro.

I have three settings for Premiere Pro. Two for editing and one for the Trim Window. This way i can have 45 keyboard shortcuts tied to the Shuttle Pro 2.0 to use instead of its default 15 that you have when you use "only" one application setting. Plus the jog and shuttle of course.

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Old August 1st, 2005, 05:52 PM   #11
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