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Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller (Black)

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Add frame-by-frame control to your existing NLE system with the Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller. Cross-platform and pre-configured for most NLE video and audio applications, the Shuttle-Pro 2 features 15 fully programmable buttons to customize for your most frequently used editing commands.
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Multi-button Jog & Shuttle Multimedia Control Surface....
Sleek innovative design, pre-configured for many of today's popular applications, advanced programmability, and ease of use... in short, the perfect marriage of form and function.

The ShuttlePRO V.2 is a powerful productivity enhancement tool for video and audio editors. The ShuttlePRO V.2 even comes pre-configured for many of the leading Audio and Video applications. You can also easily customize the ShuttlePRO V.2 for virtually any application.

The ShuttlePRO V.2 is designed for ergonomic integrity and maximizing productivity, allowing one-hand access to the fully programmable buttons and jog/shuttle knob. Nine (9) of the buttons have removable keycaps for easy labeling and referencing. The inner ring or 'jog' rotates through 360 degrees and provides precision frame by frame control. The outer black ring or 'shuttle' is rubberized and spring-loaded. It facilitates fast forward and rewind. You can also use the jog and shuttle for many other purposes such as scrolling, volume control, and sequencing.

Software Features

  • Pre-configured for dozens of applications
  • Monitors the application you are in and automatically switches settings
  • Multiple settings per application.
  • Easily add/edit your own custom settings

Hardware Features

  • Fifteen (15) fully programmable buttons on ShuttlePRO V.2
  • Super smooth jog knob for frame by frame navigation and control - ShuttlePRO V.2 features new alloy knob for professional feel
  • Spring-loaded and rubberized shuttle knob
  • Comfortable, ergonomic shape and design


System Requirements :

Macintosh

  • Apple Powerbook, iBook, iMac, G3, G4, or G5 running Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x or OS 10.1 or later
  • Available USB port
  • 10 Mb of free hard disk space

PC

  • PC Compatible running Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP
  • Available USB port
  • 10 Mb of free hard disk space

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Contour DesignContour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Ergonomic (9)
  • Easy connectivity (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Fast connection (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (7)
    • Video editing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6), Personal (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (3)

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    4.0

    Pretty good for the price

    By The Sweep

    from Melbourne,

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Customization Options
    • Easy Connectivity
    • Ergonomic
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Software

    Best Uses

    • Editing
    • Multimedia

    Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

    For the price it's a fairly good device, it is only let down by finiky software that can make setup a small annoyance. However once setup the way you like it makes editing a easier task than just using the keyboard.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Time saving product

    By Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

    from Melbourne Australia

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Connectivity
    • Ergonomic
    • Fast Connection
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

      I purchased this the ShuttlePRO V2 for video editing on EDIUS Neo but it can be programmed for pretty much any program you have. I also found it useful in Lightroom, Photoshop CS6 and InDesign. 15 buttons that you can set to hot keys of your choice. The shuttle & jog wheels that can be used for scrolling left right up down and forward and back through videos when editing.
      You can download pre-sets for a huge range of programs and edit or create your own. Individual programs shuttle pre-sets activated on opening program. If more than one program open the shuttle responds to the program you are working in at the time.
      LOVE IT!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      A Really Useful Tool

      By Chris Harding

      from Perth, Western Australia

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Connectivity
      • Ergonomic
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Editing video footage

        Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

        The Shuttle Pro makes for very quick editing..the centre shuttle wheel is really awesome and frame accurate so I can manually step thru footage frame by frame but smoothly to find an exact cut point. The preset buttons can be configured to do virtually anything too..very useful..It's important to realise this is not a mouse!! I use my mouse on the right and my Shuttle Pro on the left of my keyboard! Being a diecast shell it's heavy and the rubber feet stick to your desk and never move a mm!! Great prodict and worth every cent!!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Work with both hands!

        By David

        from Sydney

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ergonomic
        • Fast Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

            The Contour Shuttle is a great way to boost your productivity and work more comfortably.

            I bought it to add transport, jog and shuttle controls to audio and video apps - which it does very well. But I hadn't appreciated how handy it is to speed up scrolling in every application.

            And for apps like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, you can assign its many buttons to tool selection, previews and other frequently-used commands. Much better than having to remember loads of keystroke commands.

            Use it as they recommend, with the mouse in one hand and the Shuttle in the other and mouse-heavy apps are much more streamlined.

            In terms of finish: while the jog/shuttle wheel is solid and feels good, the rest of it is a little plasticky. But given its price, I guess that's okay (there are of course much more expensive and nicer options!).

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            The good ol' days

            By Shotlister

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Connectivity
            • Ergonomic
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

              In 2001 I first saw Final Cut Pro at NAB. Having been a tape editor for many years the time to switch to NLE was at hand. At the Apple stand there were many FCP setups, but one had a Contour Shuttle Pro attached. I tried it, I like it and I bought both. I am now using version 7 FCP and version 2 shuttle with Motion and Soundtrack pro as well. Best add-on I ever purchased.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              A MUST HAVE, FOR ANY EDITING WORK

              By Cut'n'Shut (The Edit Suite)

              from Hallett Cove, South Australia

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Connectivity
              • Ergonomic
              • Fast Connection
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Non illuminated buttons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

              I am using the Shuttle Pro2 unit in conjunction with Pinnacle Studio 14 HD. Although I haven't used it very often as yet, the few times I have used it , it proved to be worth it's weight in gold. When I previously did any video editing work, it seemed to take forever, I was always searching for the right keys on the keyboard, to give the appropriate command, but since I started using the Shuttle Pro2, my editing work time has reduced. Just the JOG/SHUTTLE functions alone, have made the job of editing easier and I know that it might sound cliche, but in all honesty, "I don't know how I did without it". The only suggestion I can make about an already perfect device, is that, it would be nice if the buttons were illuminated, after all, it is connected by USB, why not make use of the power available. In closing, I can only say to all the budding video editor's out there, "do yourself a favor, buy the Shuttle Pro2 and make the task of editing easy on yourself." I am extremely glad that I found this unit and looking forward to many hours of trouble free and easy editing.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              love it

              By Papastylz

              from Sydney Australia

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Connectivity
              • Ergonomic
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Animating
                • Multimedia
                • Video editing

                Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

                Very easy to use.
                Hot keys are all programmable and change depending on what program is being used.
                The jog wheel is great and very responsive

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Best investment for my editing suite

                By MattyJB

                from Vic, Australia

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy Connectivity
                • Ergonomic
                • Fast Connection
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office
                  • Video editing

                  Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

                  This product was bought to help put all the common controls of cutting, splicing, viewing, skipping, and everything else you need into one simple controller. The inside spinner lets you move frame by frame with grooves so that if your finger never slips off if you are trying to jump back or forwards a few frames. The outer ring then lets you fast forwards or rewind on the timeline, depending on how far you move turn it will impact on how fast it rewinds or fast forwards. The buttons are all programmable with the included software which can be installed on either Windows or Mac OSX. The programmable buttons works as if your pressing a short cut key on the keyboard so you can play, pause, stop, jump to the start of a clip, the end, cut, splice, copy, paste, zoom in or out, turn on snap to grid functions, add transitions, pick ins and out points, just about anything.

                  This product was great for my use and i was always grateful for having it as it made my work so so much easier and lets me spend more time for being creative or getting the job done quicker. i always looked forward to using it as the mouse and keyboard sometimes just doesn't cut it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Great Tool for Video Editors

                  By Owen

                  from NSW

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy Connectivity
                  • Ergonomic
                  • Fast Connection
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Effects
                    • Gaming
                    • Multimedia
                    • Video editing

                    Comments about Contour Design Contour Shuttle-Pro 2 NLE Multimedia Controller:

                    I use the shuttle pro2 with all my editing and composting programs, (Final Cut Studio, After Effects CS5, Premier CS5, GS Canopus Edius 5, and many more) i love the customisable buttons so i can have all my shortcuts in one hand, it also comes with button labels. the only thing i dont like about it is that the jog and shuttle features can have quite a bit of lag in some programs.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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