Any one use a zCover for Final Cut Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Danksi, May 15, 2006.

  1. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I was wondering whether or not anyone actually uses one of these for Final Cut Pro?

    Wanted to get an idea of how it feels...
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I know it's not the same thing but I have the 5G iPod case made by ZCover its pretty damn good, it has a good texture and you can press all the buttons just fine, the screen cover is slightly scratched now though, but not to a great degree, and it stick it in my pocket with key's etc. They make a good quality product.
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    I haven't found a need for one of those, i memorized most of the shortcuts and i keep learning more the more I edit.

    I've heard it's very helpful from others though!
     
  4. Danksi thread starter macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I've learned my a lot of the keys, I was just wondering whether it were worth getting one to learn the rest...

    However having recently dived into Studio I now realise that some of the other Studio app's short-cuts are similar, but not exactly the same and a dedicated FCP keyboard may just confuse.

    I think I'll just put the $'s towards my G5/Intel Tower fund (which I notice you're after as well :)).
     
  5. ikonq macrumors member

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    the zCovers are alright, but the price is only marginally off that of a LogicKeyboard set of keycaps for FCP.

    (i dont mind the idea of having a dedicated keboard mind you, it makes me look more professional when other people see my setup :) )
     
  6. Danksi thread starter macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I spotted some of those as well recently. Looked like a better idea.

    There is that I guess :)
     
  7. 3dit3r macrumors member

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    Don't bother. Use your money to get an EZKeyboard (professional series). It has solid keys, nice feel for editing, plus a jog wheel. Don't know how much it is but in most post-houses I work at, that's the keyboard they use. It's well worth it.
     
  8. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I'd drop the money on something else. Odds are you'll modify the keyboard short cuts and any key caps/covers don't help when using modifer keys. If you rarely edit then it might be a good memory jogger, but if you edit on any sort of a regular basis you'll memorize the short cuts in no time.

    Almost all the Avids I've worked w/have color coded keycaps on them, but I don't know anyone who uses the default layout so the keycaps are pretty much all wrong anyway.


    Lethal
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    I really need that expandability!!!
     

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