its Good, its Good!
Evaluation of the Logic Keyboard,
for Adobe Premiere.
By Calvin Carson.
digital video bug has bitten me. Its really great because
there has been a number of things I have always wanted to
do but the devices to do it with were out of reach ($). But
with the marrying of digital video with the Mac, I am starting
to realize some of the great things you can do. I have completed
a number of projects since obtaining my iMac DV+ and then
moving up to my G4 tower. Some of which was done in iMovie.
After being around Mr. Adobe aka Terry
T-Bone White. I became exposed to an Adobe product call
Premiere for digital video editing. I have just only begun
to scratch the surface of this great product and I am really
embracing it as my editing tool of choice. Beyond the basic
keyboard commands of Cut & Paste and a few others, I am
not one to remember all of the key-stroke combinations. Premiere
like so many other software packages has a lot of keyboard
shortcuts. I dont like clogging my mind
with shortcuts when I can clog it with ideas that directly
influence the creative process. That is why the Logic
Keyboard for Premiere by BSP is ju. the ticket for me.
I was surfing the net when I cam across the BSP website. I
saw the 2 options that they offered for Premiere users.
Purchase the Key Caps and pull off the standard
key caps, and replace them with the Logic keyboard
Purchase the entire keyboard with the caps already installed.
I wrote to BSP to ask if I could get a set of Key Caps to
evaluate for the MacGroup newsletter. Lori Hubbs of BSP
Logic Keyboard wrote back and said sure; she would send
me the caps. A week or so later, a box arrived and it contained
not the key caps but a fully configured keyboard, ready to
use. The keyboard is actually an Apple Pro keyboard with the
key caps installed. Now here is what is so neat about the
1.They are color coded so they stand right out for easy use.
The color-coding is also in functional groups
so it makes it easy to use according to either palettes or
2. The key caps have icons of the various functions on them.
For example, the camera controls on the key caps are the same
as the ones on the camera. You can fade.
forward, reverse, play and so on with the keys on the keyboard
with remembering that the letter J is rewind and letter L
is fa. forward. Its really great for editing.
3. When you are not using Premiere, the keyboard functions
like a normal keyboard. I really noticed that my productivity
has picked up using this keyboard. It is a must for the Premiere
users, Like I said, it frees you mind to concentrate on the
creative process and not remembering the keystrokes for the
application. BSP makes custom keyboards for many applications.
Check out their website at www.logickeyboard.com
By the way, for you Final Cut users, there are keyboards and
key cap kits available as well! If your into DV editing, this
is a must tool!
Special thanks to Lori Hubbs of BSP of U.S.