Contour Design Inc. on Monday announced that Key Composer, a new keystroke macro creation tool for the ShuttlePRO V.2 multimedia jog/shuttle controller, would be released for Mac OS X users in October.
The ShuttlePRO V.2 was unveiled July 16. The device, which has a suggested retail price of US$129.95, is used for video, audio and multimedia editing functions. It comprises three major components: the ergonomic hardware, the software drivers and control panel, and the application settings or pre-defined application support. The ShuttlePRO V.2 is pre-programmed for such applications as Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Express DV, Adobe Premiere, Digidesign ProTools, Emagic Logic Audio, MOTU Digital Performer, Sonic Foundry ACID, Sound Forge, and more. It can be programmed to work with just about any application, such as animation, graphics or gaming software.
With Key Composer, you can assign multiple keystroke combinations, or macros, to execute from a single button on the ShuttlePRO V.2. These macros can be executed either all at once, or step by step, giving you more control over your applications. A free download from the Contour Design Web site, Key Composer provides rapid cycling through application tools and windows; execution of complex multi-step tasks with the touch of a button; and access to multi-key command shortcuts.