A new series of keyboards with integrated editing technology for the consumer market and professional editors are now available from
The DV Keyboard Series is built for the consumer, and the Professional Series EZ Keyboard for the high-end user. The keyboards were first announced at
this past April.
The US$99.95 DV Keyboard has a built-in jog/shuttle controller and programmable Specialty Keys. It comes with sticker sets to help you navigate editing applications such as Final Cut Express. The keyboard also comes with software that includes presets for applications such as FC Express. There are also Web, e-mail and multimedia keys.
The US$169.95 Professional Series is designed for the professional editor and boasts color and icon-coded keycaps and a built-in jog/shuttle controller that offers frame-by-frame control over timelines, video and audio clips. Included software includes presets for such applications as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Avid Xpress DV. Located above the jog/shuttle controller are two Specialty Keys that can be programmed with either direct or combination keystrokes. As with the consumer model, the keyboard has Web, e-mail, and multimedia keys.