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:
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.
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.
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:
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.