Editing keyboard suggestions #1

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Scott Thomas

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Editing keyboard suggestions #1

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Having watched Grant's sit down demo the keyboard looks great with the dedicated keys for primary functions. As an old linear editor I can probably see the benefit of this more than most. Grant asked for input toward the final design so here are a few.

Using ROLL DUR to adjust the duration of the transition is good but I need to move the transition off centre so CTRL+ROLL DUR in combination with the wheel would be good. CTRL+ for the other ROLL modes could also act as a modifier such as locking the adjustment to a preset amount (say 10 or 12 frames)

Have a second set of IN/OUT keys either side of the wheel, as the Shuttle Pro V2 has. That way you can mark in and out with one hand and append with the other.

Even as a right hander I would prefer the wheel on the left so I can enter timecodes in using the numeric keyboard. My left hand will never move far from the jog/shuttle wheel.

How do you switch between source clips? A source select button which you hold down and use the arrow keys to move around would avoid needing to use the mouse.

In fact ideally I would like to have the shuttle wheel on the left and a trackball on the right (from the DaVinci panels) which doubles as a mouse.

I cut sports news and fast cut highlights and this would be a boon to me - happy to test a prototype (of course)
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Re: Editing keyboard suggestions #1

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm

They told me at the NAB booth that they are considering another model that would have the jog/shuttle knob on the left, and I think Grant touched on that in his presentation.
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Re: Editing keyboard suggestions #1

PostThu Apr 18, 2019 2:50 am

Too bad they didn’t just design the shuttle/jog section as detachable, with the ability to attach to either side.
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Re: Editing keyboard suggestions #1

PostThu Apr 18, 2019 9:42 am

instant buy for me.

i still cannot believe that this doesnt exist for other NLE's yet. doesnt AVID has something similar? i know about the transport controls but its not really the same.

then i found the Sony BKE-9400 which marc mentioned in another topic. would that work on modern NLE's?

If BM would ask me for ideas for the editing keyboard ; buttons/wheels which are dedicated to selecting,ajusting audio tracks/clips.


i always felt the audio editing/cutting part (apart from fairlight) could improve in some way.
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Re: Editing keyboard suggestions #1

PostThu Apr 18, 2019 9:57 am

the Sony BKE-9400 wasn't only a keyboard, it was a part of the BVE-9000 linear edit system

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Re: Editing keyboard suggestions #1

PostThu Apr 18, 2019 10:51 am

Obviously way too late, but if something like this could have been incorporated in place of the dial, then you'd have a mouse and then some all in the one keyboard: https://www.3dconnexion.com/spacemouse_ ... vph5ss0053.

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