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Jonathan BiglerDaVinci controller
by on Oct 23, 2012 at 3:42:40 pm

Hi there,

we're using DaVinci Resolve and a control surface Tangent Wave. The Wave is OK, but there are a couple of shortcuts really missing, and not much to do about it since the mapping is not customizable.

Does anybody has experience of adding a side USB controller, something that emulates a keyboard? I really miss a quick access to the memories, and using the keyboard is a little annoying. I would love to have a simple controller with 16 buttons to read and write the memories, plus a couple of buttons for a few missing short cuts.

I love the tool, but man it's not that great without the actual controller from BlackMagic... and we can't afford that at the moment.

Thanks for any tips

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Joseph OwensRe: DaVinci controller
by on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:14:40 pm

If you search the forum, there are a few threads about programmable game controllers, and of course there is a Resolve layout available for the "Keypad" iPad app.


"I always pass on free advice -- its never of any use to me" Oscar Wilde.

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Sascha HaberRe: DaVinci controller
by on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:42:42 pm

The Logitech G13 is your answer.
But you only have 8 memories anyway.
More than enough for me, if I need more, I use the gallery.

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Jonathan BiglerRe: DaVinci controller
by on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:02:31 pm

Thanks to both of you, the G13 looks like a great complement to our Wave board. Exactly what I've been looking for the whole afternoon, thanks ;-)

For info, I successfully used my ShuttlePro: to assign memories. But it only had 4 buttons, and I didn't need the dial. The G13 seems much better.

Thanks again!

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