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MartinJohn Harris
AVID v7 keyboard PC to Mac
on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:17:33 am

For a new large project the producer is hiring a PC based AVID v7. I'm used to working with a Mac based system, 2 command keys next to both sides of the space bar. The PC based Avid v7 has the command keys in slightly different places to the Mac keyboard I'm used to. I think this is going to be a big problem as I use a lot of short cuts using command key.

How do I modify the command keys on a PC Avid to be in same position as on a Mac Keyboard? ie I want to have 2 command buttons next to either side of the space bar (I'm left handed and constantly use the command key on the right side of the space bar)

thanks

Martin


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Michael Phillips
Re: AVID v7 keyboard PC to Mac
on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:16:10 pm

There are OS widgets and apps that allow you to remap keys. A quick Google came up with this:
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/6184/how-can-i-switch-option-alt-a...

There may be others.

Michael


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MartinJohn Harris
Re: AVID v7 keyboard PC to Mac
on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:27:39 pm

Thanks Michael, I'll have a look through that. Do you know anyone who's done this before? I'm quite nervous of running a project on a PC system, I've had some poor experiences in the past. If I can turn it into a MAC then I'll shed my anxieties!
cheers
M


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Michael Phillips
Re: AVID v7 keyboard PC to Mac
on Feb 18, 2014 at 1:10:57 pm

I run both a PC and a Mac with no real preference for either one. It depends on which tools I needed at the time. The project, bins, and media moved back and forth seamlessly (AMA is another issue, so transcode or consolidate). I never used any of the keyboard switch apps as I just trained myself to be comfortable on either system. Kind of like playing two slightly different instruments.

Michael


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Michael Phillips
Re: AVID v7 keyboard PC to Mac
on Feb 18, 2014 at 1:13:13 pm

Also, I post supervise the Directors Lab at Sundance, where the systems are PC, but many of the editors are Mac trained and I have offered switching their keyboards, but then they just get into it and I never hear of the issue again. It's certainly worth a try if it makes you more efficient. You can always uninstall it if it doesn't work for you.

Michael


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