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Looking for a new toy to help your editing workflow?  Try this!

Oct 25, 2013 10:29 PM

Tags: #hardware #mouse #logitech #mice #programmable_mouse #programmable_mice

I recently ditched my simple 2-button + scroll wheel mouse for a mouse on steroids: the Logitech G700.  What a difference!  It has 11 customizable functions that can be automatically activated depending on the program you're in!  So you can have a completely unique set of functions for Premiere, Photoshop, AE, Windows, etc, and each set will automatically/instantly be activated whenever that specific program/interface is the active one!

 

Here are my 2 layouts to give you some ideas:

Premiere Pro Layout:

Logitech G700 Mouse.jpg

Windows Layout:

Logitech G700 Mouse (Windows profile).jpg

 

You can even assign multi-step macros to keys.  For example, I set one of the keys to: Deselect clips + Add Default Video Transition.  So now, a single keypress will always apply my default video transition to the CTI, even if any clips were selected, just the way it worked in CS6 and I wanted it to keep working in CC!

 

If you're looking for a simple inexpensive way to improve your editing work, I highly recommend getting a programmable mouse like this one!  If anyone has any other hardware devices that help their workflow, please share so that we can all benefit from the knowledge.

 

Cheers!

 
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    Oct 26, 2013 9:58 AM   in reply to PierreLouisBeranek

    a single keypress will always apply my default video transition to the CTI

     

    See, much easier than Adobe rewriting code.

     
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    Oct 26, 2013 10:08 AM   in reply to PierreLouisBeranek

    I don't think that I could remember all of the functions of the buttons, especially if different for different applications.

     
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    Oct 26, 2013 7:21 PM   in reply to PierreLouisBeranek

    I am in the market for a new PC for my wife, and she will be inheriting the keyboard and mouse I am using now so I can get new ones. She picked these out to begin with since we were sharing a computer for a while so she will be happy with them.

     

    That looks like a really great mouse. I may just have to take your advice on this one.

     

    Although the newer version looks even cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G700s-Rechargeable-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00B FOEY3Y/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

     

    My wife would HATE that mouse, but since she will finally have her own again, I can get any mouse I want.

     

    Very cool. Thanks.

     
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    Nov 15, 2013 7:24 AM   in reply to PierreLouisBeranek

    I recently bought a wall mount bracket from Monoprice.com (which I can recommend for their high quality, ease of installation, and low price).

     

    So, of course, now I get advertising from them. Well, I haven't bought my new mouse and monitors yet, and I saw this on their page. I think the pricing and selection might interest anyone reading this thread:

     
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    Nov 18, 2013 7:33 PM   in reply to Steven L. Gotz

    Killing time today while I wait for feedback on an edit I am doing  here in NZ for an Australian client.

     

    Work...wait...work..wait...work ...wait...play the guitar...wait...work.....

     

    I decided to buy  and install the Logitech G700S.

     

    Programmed   a few  of the buttons to my Premiere Pro shortcuts (including some with modifiers).

     

    Works great..if you need any excuse Steven.

     

    FWIW...its a solid and heavy mouse.  This takes a little getting used to.

     

    It would be useless and impossible for a lefty.

     
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