If you’re looking to speed up your video editing work check out the Kickstarter funded CTRL+Console control surface – now available on iPad.
Earlier this year we first reported on CTRL+Console in a roundup of video editing controllers. At the time the application was still in development, after having raised a whopping $40,000 on Kickstarter in the fall of 2012. Fast forward, and CTRL+Console is now available for public release!
Created on the premise that keyboards were made for typing not video editing, CTRL+Console aims to be a more intuitive controller for video editing. The app is gesture based, which lets you keep your eyes on the video footage instead of down on your iPad.
Released as a FREE download through the iTunes store, the free version of CTRL+Console is a basic Quicktime video controller. To bump up the app for video editing functionality you’ll need to upgrade via an in-app purchase of $29.99. The editing controller works with Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro (version 5 through CC). If you’ve never used a video editing editing controller before you can give it a shot without a major financial commitment – unlike many physical controllers are prohibitively expensive (like the Lightworks controller at $2,000+). The controller works with video editing apps running on both Mac and Windows based machines.
To download the in-app purchase of just the Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro controller (basic playback functionality) you’ll only part with $4.99. You really can’t go wrong with that price…even if only to impress your client with your snazzy new gadget.
Get more info on the CTRL+Console site.