Contour ShuttleXpress Input Device,Black
- The Shuttle Xpress has five (5) programmable buttons
- The Shuttle device software allows you to manage a specific configuration of your Shuttle device for every application you have on your computer
- The software will automatically select the appropriate configuration according to the current active application
- Jog & Shuttle can also be used for scrolling, volume control, sequencing & more!
- The Contour Shuttle Xpress have been designed to enhance the productivity of multimedia content creators, but they also increase productivity in many other types of applications, including: Graphics and photo editing, Word processing, Spreadsheet manipulation, Internet operations, Medical imaging, Any application that uses key commands. The Xpress consist of two (2) components: the ergonomically designed device itself and the software that allows you to manage it
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For many applications I use it simply as a scroll wheel, much like a typical mouse has, with the Jog being line-by-line scroll and the shuttle being fast scroll. At first I was afraid that using two hands instead of one for simple navigation would pose a problem, but the opposite has turned out to be true. By binding several of the most common keyboard tasks to the shuttle Xpress, navigation is actually faster.
The software is pretty robust. The shuttle dial has 7 increments in both directions. Each of these increments can be programmed much like a button. The Jog dial is essentially the same as a scroll wheel on a mouse. There are 5 buttons, each can be assigned as a modifier key (control, shift, etc.), a combination of keys, or a special function and this action can be repeated at specified intervals. This isn't as flexible as some macro key pads are, which often allow for timed key combinations, but it's plenty for typical applications.
For specific applications the shuttle Xpress is extremely convenient. I do a lot of simple video editing and video analysis, and being able to efficiently navigate frame-by-frame, fast forward, and rewind is amazing. Having a jog & shuttle dial is a huge improvement over the mouse and keyboard setup I normally use. It is great for recreational playback of video as well.Read more ›
When setting up the buttons for Vegas 11, I noticed that only previous versions were predefined. No problem, I went through the steps to setup the buttons for Vegas 11, which requires you to navigate to the .exe file that you will be running for the program you're setting up. I followed the steps, but when I tried my hotkeys in Vegas, they did not work (or responded differently than what I had programmed). It took me awhile to figure out; it turns out that the software was reading Vegas 11 as Vegas 6.0 and was using those predefined key sets. If I right-clicked the contour software in the system tray, there were two key sets available: Vegas 6.0, and my custom set. I selected the custom set that I made, and everything worked perfectly.
Until I tabbed out of the program and came back to it. The contour software defaulted back to the "Vegas 6.0" settings. I have been unable to figure out how to set the software to my custom set, so instead I edited the Vegas 6.0 set to my custom settings.
Now that that's done, everything works fine and my workflow is much easier to manage and I'm flying through these simple edits.
About the unit itself (instead of the software): the jog/shuttle wheel is responsive and easy to find the desired scrub speed. The three middle buttons do have recesses in them to help you to know where you're at without looking. Overall, this small footprint unit feels pretty solid for it's size.
My brother uses DAWs like Steinburg CuBase,so I got this as a gift for him. The price was very good, and the item was received in great condition very quickly.
The only potential frustration to the device is having to configure the key bindings for the particular program you are using, but most major programs already have a profile included in the drivers for the device. Normally, you install the drivers, plug in the jog wheel, launch the particular program you are using, and away you go!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this device for use with a CNC controller. I have to admit that when I opened the box, and played with the ShuttleXpress, I wasn't overly impressed with the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rick S
For Premiere Pro CS5.5 Mac users: the latest driver (as of 10/21/15) doesn't come with a preset for Premiere Pro CS5.5. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. King
I've been doing video, motion-graphics and sound editing for a long time as an independent consultant, and until now a device like this would have set you back a couple thousand... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Doug Bowker
Cool design, works well, powerful interface for designing your own responses to the various inputs. (I took mine apart and sprayed the buttons and inner jog wheel with metallic... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Todd S.
Works seamlessly in Avid. Quick response and very helpful for scrolling. If you like to customize your edit bay then this is a great extension to your tool set. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stanimal!
I purchased this device at a reduced price and it performed as advertised. I was able to program the shuttle to work with three separate Cinedecks thorough a KVM switch and it did... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Fan
Price went up from historic low...pricing dropped it by 1 star. Good for amateur videographers.Published 5 months ago by Richard Young
Very versatile, great cheap device to have for editing or just as volume control!Published 6 months ago by Andrew Watson