Euphonix by Avid MC Color - Color Grading Control Surface

Euphonix by Avid MC Color - Color Grading Control Surface

Euphonix by Avid MC Color - Color Grading Control Surface

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Product Highlights

  • High-Resolution Trackballs
  • Touch-Sensitive Encoders
  • EuCon Ethernet Control
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
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Euphonix by Avid MC Color Overview

  • 1Description

The MC Color from Euphonix is a color grading surface that offers detailed control of Media Composer, Symphony, Color, Smoke for Mac, STORM, or REDCINE-X software. The slim-line controller attaches to a Mac or Windows computer via Ethernet, and features high-resolution optical trackballs, track wheels, displays, encoders and a host of programmable keys to speed up and enhance the Apple Color workflow.

The ergonomically designed control surface attaches to a computer via Ethernet, and can be used as a standalone color grader, or together with other Euphonix media controllers to build a larger, integrated video editing control surface. The MC Color's compact design is portable enough for use in on-set grading.

Quick Overview

Color grading control surface specifically designed to integrate with Media Composer, Symphony, Color, Smoke for Mac, STORM, or REDCINE-X
Provides EuCon high speed connectivity
3 optical trackballs for modifying color values and vignettes
3 optical trackwheels for controlling brightness, vignettes and pan and scan
6 touch-sensitive rotary encoders for adjusting parameters
6 high-resolution OLED displays show parameter names and values
Comprehensive transport and navigation controls
Dedicated copy/paste grade buttons for memory banks 1-4
Slim-line design for easy integration and portability

Detailed Features

Comprehensive Control
  • MC Color offers 3 high-resolution optical trackballs and track wheels, as well as 6 touch-sensitive rotary encoders, to adjust multiple Color parameters simultaneously
  • These controls automatically change their function as you navigate between the rooms in Color, controlling everything from color values and contrast sliders to vignette parameters and pan and scan position
  • 6 reset buttons allow you to quickly reset parameter values modified by the trackballs and track wheels, while pressing the knob top resets encoder parameters, and 6 high-resolution OLED displays provide you with detailed feedback of parameter names, values and much more
  • The Bank 1 and Bank 2 Keys let you switch assignment of these controls between different parameters within the same room in Color to give you even more hands-on control without your hands ever leaving the surface
  • MC Color also features 8 dedicated Copy and Paste Grade Keys that allow you to quickly copy and paste up to 4 different grades from one clip to another
Intuitive Navigation
  • MC Color not only provides you with high-resolution control over grading parameters, but also enables quick navigation of Color's rooms and Secondaries via the NAV Key
  • Pressing the NAV Key displays the room names across the 6 OLED displays, and you can jump to any room by simply pressing the top of the corresponding knob below each display
  • Pressing the NAV Key in conjunction with the Shift Key allows you to navigate the 6 Secondaries in the same way
  • MC Color also features dedicated transport controls for play, stop, forward, backward, next clip and previous clip for effortless navigation of your project
  • The center trackball can even be toggled on the fly to work as a mouse, with the Reset buttons functioning as left and right click
Programmable Soft Keys
  • MC Color features 9 programmable Soft Keys that automatically change their function as you navigate the various rooms in Color
  • MC Color ships with the most used functions for each room preprogrammed to these keys, but you can easily customize these keys with any function, macro or key injection command via the onscreen Soft Key Editor
  • You can press the Show Key at any time to instantly display the functionality of the Soft Keys for the current room
EuCon - High Speed Connectivity
  • EuCon is a high-speed Ethernet control protocol developed by Euphonix that Apple has natively integrated into the new Final Cut Studio, including Color 1.5, Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro
  • A highly intelligent protocol that is constantly aware in which room the user is working, automatically updating MC Color's controls and displays, including the nine programmable soft keys, to present the parameters specific to the current room
  • Video and audio applications which include EuCon, HUI or Mackie Control protocol include:

    1. Color
      Final Cut Pro
      Soundtrack Pro
      Logic Pro
      Logic Express
      Digital Performer
      Pro Tools
      Live, and more...
Multiple Applications/Workstations
  • Artist Series media controllers allow you to cycle through applications and even switch between multiple workstations
Multiple Applications
  • The EuCon control protocol is application aware, automatically changing the surface controls and displays to match the application in focus
  • Although MC Color has been specifically designed to control Media Composer, Symphony, Color, Smoke for Mac, STORM, or REDCINE-X, users can program its Soft Keys to control other applications like Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro and more, as well as use the center trackball as a mouse
Multiple Workstations
  • MC Color can connect to and control multiple Mac OS X computers on the network that have the EuCon Client application installed, with all surface controls, as well as keyboard and mouse commands, automatically forwarded to control the selected workstation
Artist Systems
  • MC Color is designed to work as a standalone color grader, or together with other Euphonix media controllers to build a larger, integrated video editing control surface
  • Artist Series media controllers clip together or can be situated anywhere on the network as each has its own Ethernet connection
In the Box
Euphonix by Avid MC Color - Color Grading Control Surface
  • Universal AC Power Adaptor
  • Ethernet Crossover Cable
  • Riser Brackets
  • EuCon Artist Software
  • Studio Monitor Express
  • Application Sets Software
  • Documentation Software
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Euphonix by Avid MC Color Specs

    Power Requirements 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz via included external power supply
    System Requirements Mac
    Intel processor (no PowerPC support)
    OS X 10.5 or later (32- or 64-bit)
    1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
    500 MB free hard disk space for full installation
    Available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port

    1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    Windows 7 Home premium, professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
    1 GB RAM (32-bit) 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    500 MB free hard disk space for full installation
    Available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port

    Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional Artist Series unit(s) or connect to a network

    Dimensions (WxDxH) 20 x 9.5 x 1.2" (500 x 238 x 30 mm)
    Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.5 x 13.4 x 4.9"

    Euphonix by Avid MC Color Reviews

    MC Color - Color Grading Control Surface is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Control Surface At A Great Price Easy to use, quick to learn, read the user manual, then watch the video tour on the Euphonix web site. For the serious colorist who doesn't have money for a more expensive unit. Feels great, solid, programmable, wheel/ball sensitivity adjustments, it's great.
    Date published: 2010-03-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works well, when it communicates I consistently have trouble getting the panel to communicate. The EuCon software loads and says it can't find the panel, causing me to go through multiple gyrations of turning the panel on/off, restarting the EuCon software, and even restarting the computer. This is every time I use it. Tech support had me set a manual IP address, but still has communication trouble. Probably returning to reevaluate which surface to get. I will say when it works it works very well with Resolve. It's a great value for the $ if you don't have any issues with it.
    Date published: 2012-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding control surface Greatly impressed with the fine control I have over all color parameters. Although I have not had this long, I am confident it will improve precision and speed. My only disappointment is that It does not seem possible to use the device in other FCP apps, to program the controls or use it with the color correction filters. Only works in Color. There it shines!
    Date published: 2010-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made for Apple Color Good product, well designed. I appreciate the fact that it was made specifically for Apple Color, so it works fine out of the box. The best in this category if you use Apple Color.
    Date published: 2010-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Solid Entry Level Surface I use this product to grade in Davinci Resolve. It's great value for the money, and I got it up and running - no problem - on my Windows 7 64bit system. While the controls don't have the finesse of a +5K $ system, this control is great, and definitely miles beyond mouse and keyboard.The default layout for Davinci Resolve is also very good. I rarely touch my mouse while grading.Great value for your money.
    Date published: 2012-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from does the job nicely with Davinci Reslove I like the form factor and the solidness of this panel much more than when compared to the tangent wave. Admittedly it has not transport control, but that's not a big deal when working with Davinci Resolve. I'd like to customise some of the functions a little differently, but it seems you're stuck with the setup which Blackmagic provides (which is perfectly OK...)
    Date published: 2011-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Color!... (English and french comments = Commentaires en anglais et en franais)Very easy to setup and use! This product works perfectly with Color and help me do my work faster! The trackballs and trackwheels are precise and confortable. Worth the price!...
    Date published: 2010-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Euphonix MC Color Works great, once you get used to it. using with Final Cut Pro and LOVE it. It will improve you Performance.The build quality is top notch.
    Date published: 2012-01-31
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