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quickJog 1.0 - Shuttle/Jog Replacement for Premiere CS6... almost

Sep 21, 2012 2:55 AM

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quickJog 1.0 - "fixing what Adobe broke in CS6"

a shuttle/jog replacement for Premiere/Prelude CS6


* see below for download links and instructions *

 

Introduction

I'll waste no time in expressing my opinion on this one: I loved the jog control in previous versions of Premiere, and a small part of my heart died when I realised that those beloved controls couldn't be reinstated in CS6 (though an ever larger chunk died when I realised that Q and W don't work by default in Prelude... ).

 

JKL is great as a concept, but in practice, not very responsive - it's difficult to make precise jumps in speed quickly, and I'd hate to log footage in CS6 using the JKL keys alone.

 

It was whilst reading through a different thread on the forums that I had an idea. Why not just jog with the middle mouse button? REAPER uses a similar idea to great effect for scrubbing.

 

And so the journey began.

 

 

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Installing/using quickJog

 

Pre-requisites

 

Glovepie is only available for Windows. The script, therefore, only works on Windows.

Sorry Mac users.


To use quickJog, you'll need to download the following:

  • GlovePie, from glovepie.org. Doesn't matter whether you grab the version with or without emotiv support, as long as it's a recent version
  • The quickJog script, from bit.ly/getQuickJog (unreserved thanks go to Creative Inlet Films for hosting this)
  • A mouse with a middle-mouse button/clickable scroll wheel

 

You'll also need to ensure:

  • The JKL keys have not been re-mapped in Premiere. This is essential, as quickJog 'presses' the JKL keys to alter the jog speed in Premiere.

 

Installation/usage

Is currently as simple as...

  1. Start Glovepie
  2. From the File menu, select Open...
  3. Navigate to wherever you unzipped the quickJog script. Open it.
  4. Click the Run button
  5. Click the [ .] button at the end of the menu bar to minimise Glovepie to the system tray

 

To shuttle, click on the program monitor, source monitor or trim monitor, and scroll the mouse wheel. This functionality is built-into Premiere. You can hold Shift for bigger jumps.

 

To jog, click and hold the middle-mouse button over the source monitor, program monitor, or timeline, and move left or right to increase/decrese the jog speed (just like the old jog slider).

QuickJog tracks the position of the mouse itself, not the position of your mouse cursor, so don't worry about the cursor touching the edge of your screen.

 

Keep your eyes on the video, not the mouse!

To exit, right-click the glovePie icon, and select Exit.

 

quickJog works in Prelude too, which is pretty cool.

 

Links/Misc

 

HOW AWESOME WOULD SOME EXTRA BITS OF INFORMATION BE FOR THE WORLD? Like information on how to tweak the configuration variables??

 

Pretty awesome, I'd say James. Have you thought about actually writing this section, then?

 

Paha! Don't be crass.

 

Aww.

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 21, 2012 5:21 PM   in reply to JDonAdobeSocial

    I think sometimes it's just better to get used to the new way of doing things, myself.

     
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    Nov 22, 2012 4:45 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Agreed - and the customer feedback done before CS6 showed quite categorically that professional users overwhelmingly used the JKL keys or a dedicated hardware device. Any editing suite worth its salt has dedicated keyboards which include a hardware jog/shuttle wheel (e.g. those from Bella Corp), and the standalone Contour Shuttle has been around since 2001.

     

    Also, generic controllers (Space Pilot) can  fire the JKL keys, no need for any plugins or scripts.

     
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