April 4
Videonics Ships Multimedia Controller
USB-based CommandPost includes templates for major editing apps

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Videonics Inc., Cambell, Calif., has started shipping CommandPost, a multimedia application controller. CommandPost is a USB-based controller that adds controls like pushbuttons, jog/shuttle, joystick and a T-Bar to multimedia applications. The device includes interface software, customizable to any application, and a hardware control panel that is connected to a computer via a Universal Serial Bus.

CommandPost allows users to work with standalone device controls for multimedia applications. It comes with templates (plastic overlays) for video and graphics applications, including Videonics Effetto Pronto, Apple iMovie, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Puffin Commotion, Canopus RexEdit and Digital Origin EditDV, among others.

CommandPost is available now for $199. The company will be demonstrating it at the NAB convention in Las Vegas next week. For more information, visit http://www.videonics.com.

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