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Avid Artist Color Control Surface

B&H # AVACCSURF Mfr # 9900-65172-00
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You Pay: $1,225.00
Product Highlights
  • Three Optical Trackballs
  • Three Optical Trackwheels
  • Six Touch Sensitive Rotary Encoders
  • Store Four Color Correction Settings
  • Nine Programmable Soft Keys
  • EUCON, HUI and Mackie Control Protocols
  • Integrated OLED Display
  • Ethernet Connectivity
  • Combines with Artist Series Controllers
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

The Artist Color from Avid is a compact color correction panel. The panel's three trackballs and three trackwheels, are high-resolution and optically encoded. There are also six rotary encoders for additional settings for up to four different color correction grades at one time, using individual buttons to copy and paste. Additionally there are nine programmable soft keys which can be assigned two functions each. The Integrated OLED display updates automatically with the chosen application, displaying parameter names and values.

The Artist Color control surface utilizes EUCON protocols over Ethernet for communicating with software for project, program, or workstation navigation. The functionality of Artist Color depends on how deeply the application incorporates EUCON protocols. The Artist Color control surface can be combined with other control surfaces in the Artist series for additional controls, and the modular design allows you to customize your control panel layout.

Control Protocol and Functionality

EUCON
Eucon is an advanced protocol to communicate with software over an Ethernet connection at over 250x the speed of MIDI. The basic functionality of the Artist Color control surface can be expanded upon depending on the depth of EUCON utilization by the software being controlled.

Note: See Specifications for information on software version compatibility with EUCON Protocols.

Control Surface Adjustments

Trackballs and Softwheels
The three trackballs are optically encoded for precision and the sensitivity can be adjusted. The trackballs control hue, saturation and brightness for shadow, midtone, and highlight. Engaging the use of Soft Keys allows further functionality depending on the capabilities of the grading software you are using.
Trackwheels and Soft Keys
The three trackwheels sit at the base of the trackballs and operate independently from the trackballs. They are optically encoded for precision and the sensitivity can be adjusted. The trackwheels are used in conjunction with the trackballs to control the contrast of the hue, saturation and brightness for shadow, midtone, and highlight. Engaging the use of Soft Keys allows further functionality depending on the capabilities of the grading software you are using.
Rotary Encoder Knobs and Page Buttons
The rotary encoder knobs are dual function knobs, they can be rotated or pressed like a switch. Rotating adjusts the displayed parameters. Pressing the knob allows you to clear color parameters, select specific secondary operations, or even navigate to control operations at a different workstation.

The Page buttons work with the 6 rotary knobs and if supported by the specific application allow for assigning additional "pages" of controllable parameters that can then be "paged" through - forward or back.
Copy/Paste Grade Buttons
If supported by the application software four discrete buttons are provided to copy and store four different color correction settings (grades), one grade stored per button. Four discrete paste buttons are used to select and apply the selected grade.
Customizable
The Artist Color comes with 9 programmable soft keys, using the SHIFT key allows for assigning a second function to the 9 programmable soft keys for a total of 18 programmable functions.
HUI and Mackie Control Protocol
The Artist Transport supports HUI and Mackie Control Protocols over its Ethernet connection for legacy software applications that don't support Eucon.

Note: Not all Eucon functionality may be available using HUI and Mackie Control Protocols.
System Requirements
Mac OS Operating System
OS X 10.5 or higher (32 or 64-bit)

Processor
Intel (No Power PC support)

RAM
1 GB (2 GB or more recommended)

Hard Disk Space
500 MB Free

Ethernet Port
10/100 Base-T

Note: Ethernet hub or switch additionally required to connect additional units, or to connect to a network
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate (32 or 64-bit)

Processor
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

RAM
1 GB (32-bit) / 2GB (64-bit)

Hard Disk Space
500 MB Free

Ethernet Port
10/100 Base-T

Note: Ethernet hub or switch additionally required to connect additional units, or to connect to a network
Software Control Compatible Video Software
Avid Media Composer 6.0 and higher
Avid Symphony 6.0 and higher
Avid DS 11 and higher
Apple Color 1.5 and higher
Assimilate SCRATCH
Autodesk Smoke for Mac 2011 Extension 1 and higher
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve
Colorfront On-set Dailies
Digital Vision Phoenix
FilmLight Baselight ONE
Image Systems Nucoda Fuse
Pomfort LiveGrade
Pomfort Silverstack SET
RED REDCINE-X 2.5.2 and higher
The Foundry STORM

Note: Some software may require installation of EuControl software from the included DVD-ROM.
Expansion The Artist Color can combine with up to the following number of optional Avid Artist Series Control Surfaces at the same time:

1 x Artist Control
1 x Artist Transport
4 x Artist Mixes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 20 x 9.5 x 1.2" (229 x 241 x 30 mm)
Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Power Supply
AC Input 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
2,000 mA
DC Output 15 Volts DC, 4800 mA
Connector Ring Positive
Pin Negative
Dimension L x W x H 5.50 x 2.25 x. 1.88" (139.70 x 57.15 x 47.63 mm)
Avid Artist Color Control Surface
  • 2 x Riser Brackets
  • Artist Series DVD-ROM - Includes Software and Electronic User Guides
  • Ethernet Crossover Cable
  • Universal AC Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    AvidArtist Color Control Surface
     
    3.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          1.0

          Bad choice

          By Andre

          from Brasil

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              Comments about Avid Artist Color Control Surface:

              The rubber surface is all gummy.

              After 1 and half year it's dead.

              Ethernet sometimes is hard to configurate.

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

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              4.0

              Good Buy-Great Value

              By -Kevin

              from St. Louis

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Hard To Set Up

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Avid Artist Color Control Surface:

              I bought this surface to use in Davinci, but I love how it works in Media Composer. Using the two wheels to jog the source and timeline windows is great. The only thing bad I have to say about the panel is the ethernet connectivity can be a bit of a pain. I recommend always using the static IP.

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

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              5.0

              Great Tool

              By Pablo

              from Miami, Fl

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about Avid Artist Color Control Surface:

                For colorize my productions.
                Is easy to use. And simplify my work

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

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