View Full Version : VT color-coded keyboard and jogger

10-11-2003, 07:15 AM
I have seen somewhere, a few months ago, a neat color-coded keyboard and a USB jogger for the Video Toaster. Are these still available?? Where can I find such hardware?


Jim Capillo
10-11-2003, 08:56 AM
Right here..... http://www.bella-usa.com/Products-EZKeyboard-details.htm

I posted this in the third party area a while ago and emailed them for possible support of the VT[3].

I haven't heard anything from them, but I suspect we need a mass emailing campaign from the VT owners to convince them to support the VT[3].

Anyone wanna help? :confused:

10-11-2003, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the link Jim!
I just found the keyboard I saw a while ago, that is the keyboard for DPS Velocity workstations, but it was hooked to a Toaster 2 and advertised as a bundle. Probably just because it looked good on the picture.



10-12-2003, 09:49 PM
There is a keyboard that is made for VT2 that I have seen at NAB, but searching for it turned up nothing... maybe it was just for Lightwave?

Anyway, there is a very innovative keyboard company, Ideazon (http://www.ideazon.com), that makes the Zboard. It is a keyboard base with interchangeable keyboards for gaming, business software, Photoshop and 3Ds Max 5 and more. They currently don't have too many keyboards but they do have a requestor for new ones and a few hunderd VTEdit requests couldn't hurt. Go here (http://webstore.ideazon.com/x_formview.asp?formid=1062933072) to submit new keyboard requests.

10-31-2003, 08:17 PM
If you're looking for the color-coded keyboard for the VT system all you have to do is contact your friendly Newtek reseller.

If you don't have a reseller or you'd like to buy direct you can look here:


We have been making The "short"CUTTING Board from the start, this is the one everyone has seen at NAB for the last 2 years.

Jim, as for the Bella keyboards, I too thought the shuttle as part of the keyboard was a great idea until I actually played with one. The jog/shuttle is flimsy and seems to be cheaply made, so does the rest of the keyboard.

If you want a jog/shuttle buy the Contour Shuttle Pro, better built and has programmable buttons.


11-01-2003, 05:28 AM
Thanks for your reply bdbaron!!
I see you accept Paypal which is a great thing for me. I let my account grow a little bit, and I will place my order directly instead of going thru my dealer.

I also installed last week the Contour ShuttlePro, and it works great. I have the V2, which is apparently better suited for the Toaster than the original ShuttlePro. I got it from audiosynccrazy for 109$ which is a fair bargain I guess.

We'll be in touch for the keyboard then, bdbaron!
thanks again


11-01-2003, 07:33 AM
I wish Tim would make an AmiLink-like shuttler for the system that would allow itself to be hooked into the RS-8. I bought one of those Command Posts for this purpose but they seem to be blocking interaction from it at this time.
I guess this needs to go in the feature area...

Jim Capillo
11-01-2003, 10:24 AM
I'm using the Contour Shuttle V2 and I love it. I've gone back to a regular keyboard due to the difficulties of typing in the CG (very small letters) and since I've mapped most of the edit functions to the Shuttle, the keyboard is mostly redundant.

I would love to see an expanded RS-8 with at least an edit jog/shuttle and stop/play/etc buttons. Now you could REALLY make a cool unit by integrating an audio controller hard surface into it. Roland makes one that controls pro tools and more.

I wonder if it would control VT[3] ?