FutureVideo Introduces Professional Jog/Shuttle Controller for Apple’s Final Cut Studio
Posted Sep 22, 2006

Device control pioneer FutureVideo Products, Inc. has unveiled its latest addition to its Media Commander MC-20PRO jog/shuttle controller product line by adding support for Apple's Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express. The MC-20PRO/M combines the control and functions commonly used during video and audio post-production—keyboard short-cut commands, transport playback, and Jog/Shuttle operations—into a single ergonomically appealing control surface.

The MC-20PRO/M will come pre-configured with selected key maps for Apple's Final Cut Studio/Final Cut Express and easily connects to the USB port on the Mac without the need for software drivers or complicated installation procedures. For those who want to re-program the keys and jog/shuttle assignments, FutureVideo includes its innovative KeyAssigner software. This software integrates MC-20PRO/M key mapping with easy labeling for the 22 assignable keys and Jog/shuttle. The KeyAssigner program runs under Windows 2000/XP on either a PC or a Mac with a compatible virtual machine environment.

The MC-20PRO/M capabilities extend beyond computer-based media systems. Thanks to its EditLink port, Media Commander MC-20PRO/M connects with FutureVideo's MC-100 modules to directly control a network of up to 16 VCRs, including professional decks with RS-422/RS-232 9 pin connectors as well as camcorders and industrial VCRs equipped with LANC or 5-pin edit control ports. In this configuration, both Digital Audio Tape Recorders and selected DVD recorders can also be controlled.