Looking for an inexpensive solution for adding a jog/shuttle wheel to your Mac or Windows-based video editing system, with the ease of plugging in a mouse?
Enter Contour Design’s ShuttlePRO v2 (retail.contourdesign.com/?/products/23), a mouse-sized peripheral enabling users to maximize production with the push of a button.
Paired with your computer mouse, the Shuttle sits comfortably under your opposite hand.
“They say time flies when you’re having fun,” the ShuttlePRO site states. “It goes even faster when you have to waste it by moving your mouse all over the screen or hunting for the correct keyboard shortcut to enable various functions.”
Contour Design says it set out to develop a comfortable and ergonomic system that would streamline workflows while eliminating unnecessary actions; creating an editing tool that has users wondering why they even need a keyboard.
“Paired with your computer mouse, the Shuttle sits comfortably under your opposite hand, its 15 programmable buttons, jog knob, and spring loaded Shuttle wheel awaiting your every command,” the Shuttle site adds. “And commands will come easy as the Shuttle arrives pre-configured for many of the industry’s leading audio and video editing applications.”
The Shuttle can also be programmed with custom settings for any application with keyboard shortcuts, creating endless possibilities beyond its factory settings.
Available in black or silver for around $110, you can get the limited edition version with the slick “Adobe Pro Video” logo for $20 less — making this handy tool a good deal.