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Does anyone have experience with USB attached jog dials for NLE editing in Vegas Pro 9?


I don't want to get a dedicated keyboard with jog dial because they are expensive and I use the computer as much for Photoshopping still images as I do editing video. However, moving frame by frame with button presses sucks.


Does anyone have experience with jog dials such as the Contour devices?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...RO_v2_NLE.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ontroller.html


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Does anyone have experience with USB attached jog dials for NLE editing in Vegas Pro 9?


I don't want to get a dedicated keyboard with jog dial because they are expensive and I use the computer as much for Photoshopping still images as I do editing video. However, moving frame by frame with button presses sucks.


Does anyone have experience with jog dials such as the Contour devices?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...RO_v2_NLE.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ontroller.html


-Suntan

They're nice but mine doesn't work very well with windows 7. I've instead gone with the Logitech MX Revolution mouse. A bit expensive but extremely programmable. I have J-K-L programmed in as well as S for cutting... and a few others.


When they update the shuttle drivers I may go back to my shuttle.... but then I'm really starting to like the Revolution.
 

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Hmmm well I was on the lookout for a new mouse too since the RMB on my current on is starting to get flaky.


I'll have to take a look at that one.


These new mice with Tilt scrolling, can that be used in any way for moving through the timeline or for anything editing related?


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Aside form the standard 2 buttons and wheel, the MX Revolution has seven other button all of which are programmable.


The wheel itself houses a number of different buttons so that it can be clicked left or right. I have it programmed so that when I click it to the right the Vegas time line starts to play. Push again the speed doubles. Push it again and the speed triples. Push the wheel to the left and the same happens but in reverse. Move the wheel forward or back and it zooms the time line in or out. There is a button of course programmed for stop, another one for split... and so on.


It's to the point where I don't have to take my hand off the mouse to do any of my major editing moves. I'm not sure which one I like better now... my MX revolution.... or my shuttle pro, but IMO they're both equally good.


I will say though that since the MX revolution can be programmed differently (and remember that programming) for each individual program on my machine and the mouse is more universally accepted..... I'm hard pressed to even think about re connecting my shuttle pro.
 

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My main beef is not having a good way to jog through the frames frame-by-frame. I suppose it can be done with thescroll wheel on the mouse, which would be ok if you are only looking to advance 5 or 6 frames, but would get very tedious if you want to advance manually through 10, 20 or more frames.


The other is that I would like to have a shuttle knob that automatically returns to "stop" when I let off it. So that I can advance 1x, 2x, etc. forward or backward, but the video will stop when I let off the knob, without having to manually press a different stop button or press the button back a couple times to slow it back down.


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