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Old January 9th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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A "control surface" for multi-cam editing, anyone?

After a very long bout with a four camera concert, I found myself wishing for a mini switcher controller for Final Cut. Switching with the keyboard is awkward after a few hours and the relative ease of a traditional switcher would be a luxury.

I haven't been able to find one, is there any on the market?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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I've been quite happy with the Shuttle Pro for the past few years, although the button layout doesn't resemble a traditional switcher:

http://www.contourdesign.com/shuttlepro/

They also make an express version that actually has bigger buttons:

http://www.contourdesign.com/shuttle...ttlexpress.htm

But if what you're really longing for is old-school, tough-as-nails buttons, look no further than X-keys.

http://www.xkeys.com/

I saw the X-keys last year at NAB, and I was quite impressed by the quality and feel of the buttons. If I didn't already own a Shuttle Pro, I might consider the X-keys jog & shuttle controller.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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X-Keys looks quite interesting, thank you.
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