Accelerate color grading—hands-on
Perform complex color correction and grading tasks with great precision and speed. With Artist Color, you can take deep hands-on control over every color feature in Media Composer, Media Composer | Symphony Option, Smoke for Mac, DaVinci Resolve, and other video software. Get the superior feel and control of high-end grading hardware at a fraction of the cost, plus unparalleled access to all software color functions. And with programmable Soft Keys, you can perform complex tasks instantly to accelerate your workflow further.
Get detailed tactile control over your picture’s hue, saturation, and brightness using the three optical trackballs. Use the left trackball to adjust color in the shadows, the middle one to fine-tune midtones, and the right one to tweak the highlights. And with the optical trackwheels that surround each trackball, you can control contrast and vignettes. You can also use the right trackwheel to jog through your project.
With the six touch-sensitive click-and-turn Soft Knobs and six high-resolution OLED displays, you can navigate to a room, clear color parameters, and adjust the master lift, gain, and gamma. Simply press any knob to select a parameter and then give it a twist to adjust. You can also assign and trigger frequently performed tasks at the press of a button with nine programmable Soft Keys.
With dedicated transport keys—in conjunction with the right trackwheel, which does jogging double-duty—you can navigate large projects quickly. Play, forward play, reverse play, and stop playback, or jump to the next or previous clip. And greatly speed up color editing tasks with four pairs of dedicated Copy/Paste Grade keys, enabling you to copy the color settings of a desirable clip and paste it across other clips in your timeline.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to the video tools you use. So why not use a control surface that respects the choices you make? All Artist Series control surfaces do. That’s because they feature EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with any EUCON-enabled application—and vice-versa. And because they’re application-aware, you can switch from a project in Media Composer to Smoke, Baselight, DaVinci Resolve, and other video software in seconds.