Software and Control Surfaces

High performance editing and colouring solutions

 

Depending on the editing or colour grading software packages that you are using - Adobe or Black Magic to mention a couple - their advanced functions may be better controlled by using dedicated editing keyboards designed specifically for that package, or by employing a control surface. There are a number of control surface options for you to choose from.

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Keyboards

A dedicated editing keyboard gives immediate increased productivity, as every editing and grading application has hundreds of shortcuts that can make your life easier making focusing on your project the priority. It functions like a standard keyboard but has colour coded shortcut command icons and text descriptions printed onto each key as an additional ‘at a glance’ memory aid.

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Tablets

Graphics tablets are used in conjunction with a keyboard. Much like a mouse, a graphics tablet and pen are tools for moving the cursor around the screen, but instead of point and click we have subtle pressure sensitive gesture and touch control. With a graphics tablet your drawing actions are directly mapped to the digital input allowing you to paint and draw but with the added benefit of immediate editing.

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Surfaces

The trackballs found on a control surface are the most dynamic and precise of the colourists’ tools. Creative grading is a subjective process requiring continuous visual feedback to create and develop the look. Having the trackballs alongside secondary functions, available via soft buttons and knobs, at your fingertips means you can keep your eyes on the reference monitor while manipulating the pixels with precision.

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Keys/Control Surfaces

Dedicated Editing Keyboards

Learning a new piece of software or need a reminder every now and then? Perhaps you'll discover something new with these range of keyboards from Logickeyboard, Editors Keys and Blackmagic Design.

These keyboards can be used for their original purpose, but will help you work around the varying software that the industry thrives on.
Pro Audio Keyboards are also available.

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Professional Graphics Tablets

An input device that enables you to enter drawings and sketches into a computer. A graphics tablet consists of an electronic tablet and a cursor or pen.

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Editing Accessories

The products in this section are dedicated hardware controllers for working with shortcuts in programs like the Adobe Suite or other multimedia editing software. Expandable and configurable, these are cheaper options for bigger tasks.

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Colourist Control Surface

Scan Pro Video provides a Blackmagic Advanced Reseller service, allowing us to provide you with all three ranges of their Colour Surfaces for DaVinci Resolve. We also sell other colour surface brands, allowing you to find the perfect match.
Colour COntrol Surfaces are ideal for those serious about grading and need more finesse when applying their changes to the finished product.

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Audio Control Surface

Audio Control Surfaces are post-production, multi-channel, digital mixers and editing desktop or console solutions. That give you complete control over faders, pan, solo, mute, EQ & plug-in parameters with a dedicated suite of controls.

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Professional PC Mice

These peripherals are designed for office tasks and come with features not found on consumer or gaming rodents. Some models are designed with ergonomic comfort in mind to help prevent arm and wrist pain and promote good posture, and others are designed to work with 3D applications - perfect for designers and architects.

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