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Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black)

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Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • USB
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • Jog Wheel + 5-Button Control
  • Programmable Buttons

You Pay: $59.95

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Add frame by frame control to your existing NLE system with the Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller from Contour. Cross-platform and pre-configured for most NLE editing software applications, the Shuttle-Xpress features 5 fully programmable buttons to customize for your most frequently used editing commands. You can also monitor which program you are in to adjust your programmed commands accordingly.

The jog, located in the center, is alloy and can be turned forward and backward 360 degrees for frame by frame control. The Shuttle ring is rubberized and spring-loaded, which will perform fast forward and rewind in varying speeds depending on how far it is turned.

Jog/Shuttle Control
Use the jog/shuttle knob for frame by frame control of your footage while editing.
5 Programmable Buttons
Customize the Shuttle-Xpress with presets for your 5 most commonly used editing commands.
Pre-configured for most NLE Software
The ShuttleXpress comes pre-configured for many of the leading Audio and Video applications.
Cross-platform Compatibility
Use the Shuttle-Xpress on either Mac or PC computers.
Interface
USB Yes
PS2 No
Supported Operating Systems Mac: OS 8.6 through OS X 10.8
Windows: 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Windows 7 (32-/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-/64-bit)
General
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 4.3 x .9" (11 x 11 x 2.25cm)
Weight .32 lbs (.15 kg)
Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black)
  • Software CD
  • One (1) Year Warranty - Extended to Two (2) Years if Registered Within Thirty (30) Days
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    Contour DesignShuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (13)
    • Highly compatible (13)
    • High quality (13)
    • Easy to navigate (5)
    • Good power output (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (7)
      • Multimedia (4)
      • Video editing (4)
      • Editing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (15)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (16), Personal (12)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

      Reviewed by 30 customers

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      5.0

      Mach3 USB CNC controller

      By Little Chips on CNC Zone

      from Boise

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Highly Compatible
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cnc Controller For Mach3

        Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

        Fast shipping, good price, and worked perfect right out of the box. I did not even have to load any driver.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Makes video editing a breeze

        By Kisa

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Install
        • Highly Compatible
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Editing

          Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

          I could go on about this little controller forever. I use it for editing videos, and I love, love, love it. It's very easy to get set up and assign the hotkeys, and once it's ready to go, it's a real lifesaver for my hands. It's a comfortable size for my hand, and it's very well-built, so it feels sturdy.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Works well with Premiere and FCPX

          By James

          from Southwest Virginia

          About Me VideographerEditor

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
          • Easy to Customize
          • Easy to Navigate
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

              Works very well with both FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Nice addition to the editing process

              By Mark from Texas

              from Houston, Tx

              About Me Experienced Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tactile Feel
              • Makes Editing Easier

              Cons

              • Time Will Tell

              Best Uses

              • Video editing

              Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

              I've been editing with Premiere Pro for greater than 10 years. I work a lot with multiple camera set-ups and having the ability to move frame-by-frame with the wheel has greatly simplified cuts between cameras and for video synching. It was easy to set-up and I was using it a under 5 minutes on a project that was already in motion. It has decent tactile feel and weight and the presets for Adobe Premier Pro were good enough for me. If you've ever spent a few hours in the editing process, you'll want to add this to your setup.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              If You Edit Video, You Want This Device!

              By Dr. Bill

              from Columbus, Ohio

              About Me Prosumer Video Editor

              Pros

              • Easy to Customize
              • Highly Efficient
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Editing And Compositing
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                I began video editing in the waning days of tape-to-tape editing when we used huge (by today's standards) mechanical editing systems. I don't miss those days at all... with one exception.The mechanical systems I used all included something called a "jog-shuttle wheel" that enabled you to easily move forward and backward in your footage either frame-by-frame, or at user-controlled continuously-variable speeds. I've used several digital video editing programs that attempt to simulate the function of a jog-shuttle wheel using mouse controls to manipulate an on-screen representation of the jog-shuttle. The effect is NOTHING like an actual jog-shuttle control.I cannot begin to describe how much of a productivity boost this device gives you. The five-button layout (buttons can either be custom programmed by you, or you can choose a default set of button behaviors), great design, and heavy, no-slip construction enable to sit it off to the side and use it without even looking at it.This device give you a degree of control when navigating your video timeline that you may never have experienced before.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Excelent litlle device

                By Xtian

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                • Easy to Customize
                • Easy to Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                  Works fantastic, I tried it with all my software, runs great.
                  Perfect for editing sound or video, but does great on graphics and publishing too.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  versatile

                  By chug

                  from Alberta, Canada

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                        This thing can be configured to almost any program. I am using Pinnacle Studio, Gopro Studio, couple other programs and there was no problem matching it up.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        More natural then keyboard

                        By Pd

                        from Winnipeg, Canada

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy to Navigate

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                          Easy to use. Feels natural, and the size makes it easy use without looking at it. I use it with premiere elements 11.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          This is good for starter.

                          By Bigjohn

                          from Philly, PA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Navigate

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                            Easy to set-up and use.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Very helpfull. Like a toy.

                            By AlexChe

                            from Vancouver, BC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Navigate

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                For this price it's very good, helpfull gadget, but of course it not a PRO line. If You looking this for Your job, I would try something more professional.
                                I'm using it in Adobe Premiere and AfterEffect only, and i need it to switch beetwen few frames (for animation in 3D program). And it's good anough for me.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                The Shuttle Xpress

                                By Rainier

                                from Kirkland WA

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast Response
                                • Highly Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                    The thing is awesome, makes video editing so easy. Takes a few minutes to setup to your own personal pref. But once you do it's magic.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    4.0

                                    Works well, a bit big for small hands

                                    By kzo

                                    from Buffalo, NY

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                    • Uncomfortable Design

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Editing

                                    Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                    Really easy to use and set up with Adobe Premiere Pro, but I wish it was a little bit smaller, I have small hands and can't reach all the buttons comfortably. Great product for the price though.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    How did I ever edit without this thing?!

                                    By GoProBro

                                    from Columbia, mo

                                    About Me Value Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Multimedia

                                      Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                      Using with adobe CS6 suite (mostly premier pro and after effects) and fruity loops. Makes navigating around in your projects so much quicker and easier. Its incredibly stable for being so small, has precise frame by frame controls, its good looking, and overall a solid, well built product. I love how every function is programmable for different software and that it automatically recognizes which program you're in. For the price, you simply cant beat it.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Neat Tool!

                                      By Thor

                                      from San Diego, CA

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Highly Compatible

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video editing

                                      Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                      My right hand/forearm was getting fatigued during marathon video editing sessions with a mouse and keyboard.I now use the Shuttle Xpress with my left hand, which has been programmed with my most frequently used keyboard keystrokes. The jog wheel is great! The inner wheel is frame by frame, and the outer ring FF or RW with differing speeds.Works well with Grass Valley Edius. Can be customized for any other software. Very nice tool that I should have bought long ago.My right hand and arm doesn't ache so much anymore!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Best editing tool around

                                      By jw productions

                                      from maryland

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • High Quality
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Editing
                                        • High-End Multimedia
                                        • Upgrade

                                        Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                        works great with sony vegas and final cut pro.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        This thing is awesome!

                                        By Stewy

                                        from Bedford, IN

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easily Customizable
                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Ergonomic
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • High Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Gaming
                                          • High-End Multimedia
                                          • Web Browsing

                                          Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                          I use this for editing in premiere pro cs6 and it works perfectly. Has a great balance of comfort and features. The jog feels much more like a setup 5 times the price. I would definitely buy the Shuttle-xpress again. It's downright awesome!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Works for me!

                                          By Lightwaver65

                                          from Ukiah, CA

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • High Quality
                                          • Works With Premiere Cs6

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Audio Editing In Audition
                                            • Video editing

                                            Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                            I had the original Shuttle Pro, but I found that I was just not using all of the buttons (I use keyboard shortcuts most of the time) and it was taking up a chunk of my desk. My son was looking into getting a Shuttle Pro so I gave him mine and purchased the Shuttle-Xpress. I love it. It has just enough buttons for the way I work in the Adobe Suite and it takes up less space.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Wish I bought it sooner

                                            By rkrone

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Great Price
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • High Quality
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                            • Software is limited

                                            Best Uses

                                            • High-End Multimedia

                                            Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                            I use this for video editing, and it makes things go a lot faster. I can be programmed to do any key combination you want, so you don't have to look around for different buttons.
                                            I wish the software was more flexible.
                                            Great price, easy to add to any computer (USB)

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            You Would Expect It To Cost More

                                            By Sean M

                                            from Washington, D.C.

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • High Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Gaming
                                              • High-End Multimedia
                                              • Video Production

                                              Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                              There was a time when rotary controllers like this cost many hundreds of dollars and were only found in the best sorts of broadcast equipment. The look, the feel, and the function of this unit are great. It is so small and compact that it is essentially portable. This is one of the better buys I've made.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Must Have!

                                              By JKohnen

                                              from Seattle, WA

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • High Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • High-End Multimedia

                                                Comments about Contour Design Shuttle-Xpress NLE Multimedia Controller (Black):

                                                the frame by frame advance and rewind is awsome.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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