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David Mathis
iPad and FCP X
on Dec 13, 2014 at 8:50:28 am

ust purchased an iPad Air 2 and was wondering what (if any) control surface is available. Thanks!


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Rick Lang
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 13, 2014 at 2:04:04 pm
Last Edited By Rick Lang on Dec 13, 2014 at 2:22:54 pm

David, over the years there has been discussion about using the iPad to assist editing or as a control surface. Here's an article about TouchEdit, which is in the App Store (free, lite, full version integrates with FCP X), but you can search for other references:
https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/TouchEdit-iPad-Editing_Lebent...

There is also ProCutX and CTLR+Console in the App Store which may be closer to what you may be interested in.

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Marcus Moore
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 13, 2014 at 4:10:26 pm

There's been much discussion about the usefulness of these. I think that any use as simple shortcuts to command-keys; you're probably better to learn the keyboard shortcuts and just do good keyboard mapping. Cause once you know them you can do them without looking, which you can't really do with a tablet.

The best functions for iPads would be things people are already using control surfaces for- like colour correction or audio mixing. In a perfect world I see Apple creating its own app for this, like they did for LogicProX.


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Charlie Austin
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 13, 2014 at 5:07:01 pm
Last Edited By Charlie Austin on Dec 13, 2014 at 5:07:20 pm

[Marcus Moore] " In a perfect world I see Apple creating its own app for this, like they did for LogicProX."

I hope they do this too. The "control surfaces" that exist, while mostly well done, are really of limited use IMO. The Logic Remote is awesome, and a perfect example of what could be possible. Having, say, the inspector/FX HUDs/Color Controls/Scopes etc. always open on an iPad would be amazing.

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Noah Kadner
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 14, 2014 at 10:54:21 pm

Contour shuttle pro ftw.

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David Mathis
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 15, 2014 at 6:12:33 am

Thanks for the information everyone, much appreciated. Is there any control surface available for Resolve as well or would a hardware based panel be better? Thanks again.


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Bill Davis
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 15, 2014 at 6:10:44 pm

Well, there's that modest little Resolve control surface that comes in a package for right around $30,000.

Just search Resolve Control Surface and click on the pictures of the thing that looks like it would be at home on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.

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Joseph Owens
Re: iPad and FCP X
on Dec 15, 2014 at 8:03:41 pm
Last Edited By Joseph Owens on Dec 15, 2014 at 8:10:30 pm

[Bill Davis] "modest little Resolve control surface"

Messed around with a couple of the iPad offerings -- no tactile feedback, requires that you take your eye 'off the ball', *not the controls* -- the picture that you should be working on, so distracting -- and continually dropping off the wireless workgroup. So logging back in every few minutes was not helping the workflow.

Actually the Resolve controller is quite modest. I have spent that much at least on the succeeding generations of Tangent surfaces over the years, starting with the -200s. If Resolve had been a product when I started my own business, that is what I would have done, but it was daVinci then and that company was dedicated to the 2K+, at a budget level that is no longer imaginable by most on this forum.

If you want something for the bridge of the Enterprise, also check out the Baselight Blackboard.
http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk/resources/video/general/blackboard2.php

jPo

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