There is a funded kickstarter that will bring control to the iPad. They are developing it right now. (I'm not on the team, but I did become a backer.) It looks pretty cool.
Thanks for that link.
I was wondering how an iPad interface would speed the workflow, but the demo video filled me in pretty well.
Looks very interesting, and maybe something to prompt me to look into the iPad (do not like my wife's for general computing), as a control interface.
Thanks for spreading the word needles27!
We're getting closer to launch (with a lot of luck, could even be this month!). And to my surprise, folks on the Premiere team asked me to demo from the Adobe booth at NAB this year!
I haven't yet shown off the power of gestures, but I think you'll like it, it's pretty magical!
While I'm not planning on getting into the hardware business anytime, large touch-screens are definitely coming. And in the mean time, we are building in the infrastructure to connect multiple iPads for increased real-estate - though we're not taking advantage of it yet. That's how I plan to use my old iPad 1, when I'm not using it just for compatibility testing.
It just ocurred to me that there might be a lot of old iPads around that people would sell for cheap. If I just need it for a control surface and nothing else, who needs the newest fastest one. How great does the display need to be to deal with my fingers all over it?
Hmmm. Craig's list and E-Bay, here I come!
I'm still very happy with my iPad 2! Though I wouldn't go all the way to iPad 1.
But will your app work with the first generation iPad, and if so, will there be any noticeable issues?
It works on iPad 1, but we have to make far more compromises on it than newer generations. It just doesn't have as much memory as any of the later ones and can't be updated to iOS 6 which came with many new and important features (like iCloud, which we use to sync settings).
To get it to work, we have to make the jog wheel much simpler or it crashes! And I find that the surface is a bit more tacky, I think they changed the oleophobic coating on later generations that makes gestures much smoother.
And finally, it's just bulky.
I have an iPad 1 and that's why I've told people that we would support it, but having gone through the process of making sure the app works on it and you're buying an iPad for the first time, I would recommend getting an iPad 2 at minimum.
That's what I wanted to know.
I never wanted an iPad, but if it is just for this one task, I can see my way clear to giving Apple money. Especially if it is second hand.
No problem Steven!
Hope we can make this as close to what you've been dreaming of!