The original Iridas Speedgrade provided excellent support for the JL Cooper line of color control surfaces, particularly the Eclipse CX series. This support has been removed after Adobe's acquistion of the software. Other color correction suites (Assimilate Scratch, DaVinci Resolve, IFX Piranha, Apple Color, etc) provide support for the popular, midgrade panels and I'm curious if Adobe has plans to reintroduce support in the future or if I will have to continue to use Iridas Speedgrade or transfer to Resolve/Scratch.
support for the JL Cooper series was taken out due to a number of technical concerns as well as little demand expressed during the last couple of months.
If you'd like to get it supported with future versions of the product, it would be good to file an official feature request at
I'd like to encourage others to do this as well (and to give feedback right here if you'd like).
I've just filed an official feature request for Speedgrade concerning JL Cooper devices:
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
I would love to see JL Cooper devices like the Eclipse or MCS300x-series with an MCS-Spectrum module supported within Speedgrade. I really feel that Adobe is missing the point by not supporting JL Cooper. I know that user demand for more "up-to-date"-modules like the Tangent Element (thanks! it's in CS 6 next!) is most likely higher - but JL Cooper was and is a pioneer in color grading devices. I have an MCS-Spectrum that works beautifully with Davinci Resolve. And I feel that others owning a JL Cooper device also won't make the switch to Speedgrade from Resolve. Like me.
My personal opinion is, that as long as Speedgrade doesn't support JL Cooper, it's not really a finished, complete and fully professional product. So I'm really hoping we'll see JL Cooper support someday in Speedgrade. Because I would love to use another great Adobe product.