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amospro
04-15-2008, 11:17 PM
How about coming out with a color coded keyboard with all the shortcuts, similar to the FCP Keyboards.

http://http://www.bella-usa.com/images/Keyboard_Images_2006%5C5202-FCP-LG.jpg

http://http://www.broadcastor.fr/boutique/images/5202-FCP-Angle-Neo-LG.jpg

http://http://www.datacal.com/s_images/keyboard_DK528_l.jpg

amospro
04-15-2008, 11:21 PM
I guess the add picture feature doesn't work here. Here's a link.

http://www.broadcastor.fr/boutique/images/5202-FCP-Angle-Neo-LG.jpg

Stumpster
04-20-2008, 08:42 PM
That is one sexy mutha!

I want one even if it dosn't work......except for the lamp..that has to work.........how much?:thumbsup:

Quiet1onTheSet
04-23-2008, 09:12 AM
That is one sexy mutha!

I want one even if it dosn't work......except for the lamp..that has to work.........how much?:thumbsup:

Want prices? Here you go:
http://www.videoguys.com/EZkeys.html (http://www.videoguys.com/EZkeys.html)

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sbrandt
04-27-2008, 07:20 PM
That's all real purdy and everything, but I don't see a keyboard for NewTek apps.

sbrandt
04-27-2008, 07:43 PM
This guy used to sell VT boards but he hasn't updated in awhile.
http://www.baronprod.com/keyboardorder.html

Here's a wide selection, but still no NewTek boards.
http://www.guygraphics.com/GGCAT-Keyboards%20-%20Color%20Coded.html

Maybe this could work.
http://www.datacal.com/custom-overlays.htm
http://www.datacal.com/color-keyboards.htm

Quiet1onTheSet
04-29-2008, 10:34 AM
That's all real purdy and everything, but I don't see a keyboard for NewTek apps.


Yeah, you're absolutely right. Nice to gaze at but apparently none address the needs of a VT or SpeedEDIT user, as far as we can tell from the info at that site. Perhaps a phone call to the company might reveal something else.

The link was made available for the benefit of Stumptser, who thought he might like one just the same.
That is one sexy mutha!

I want one even if it dosn't work......except for the lamp..that has to work.........how much?:thumbsup:

Honestly, I'd be shocked to learn that Youngmonkey (is his link www.youngmonkey.ca perhaps?) hadn't developed an NewTek friendly media editor's keyboard by now.

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jcupp
05-01-2008, 09:36 AM
I've looked at this, would anyone be interested in keytop lexan "stickers"? Custom keyboards are only economical at high volumes so it's unlikely to happen. Tricaster 2.0 may make this slightly more likely as you only need two different KB rather than four to cover the product line. But I still think they would have to cost $250 - $300.

I have designed a set that I was considering putting into production but I've decided to wait until TC 2.0 ships. What I've got will support almost all of the Live Tab functions.

And of course how much would you pay?

billmi
05-01-2008, 06:04 PM
I'm wear-testing some prototype sticker sets for Tricaster and the live switching portion of VT. Looks like they can easily retail for less than the cost of a pizza.

Quiet1onTheSet
05-01-2008, 08:02 PM
I've looked at this, would anyone be interested in keytop lexan "stickers"? Custom keyboards are only economical at high volumes so it's unlikely to happen. Tricaster 2.0 may make this slightly more likely as you only need two different KB rather than four to cover the product line. But I still think they would have to cost $250 - $300.

I have designed a set that I was considering putting into production but I've decided to wait until TC 2.0 ships. What I've got will support almost all of the Live Tab functions.

And of course how much would you pay?
Jeff! Glad you posted this! I was *just* musing about the need for such stickers the other day. If they're good looking, I'd certainly purchase several sets to start.

Seeing that the purchaser will likely be the one to do the installation of said stickies, IMHO, about $19.95 plus shipping might be the maximum I'd charge for 'em.

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Quiet1onTheSet
05-01-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm wear-testing some prototype sticker sets for Tricaster and the live switching portion of VT. Looks like they can easily retail for less than the cost of a pizza.
Oh, OK. Looks like we could have a price war in the making. Bring in on, fellas!
Seriously, I'd really be interested in TriCaster 2.0 ready, color-coded, attractive and long-lasting stickers.

FWIW, I'm thinking these stickers ought not be be "glossy" though: You wouldn't want the keys to end up feeling "slippery" to the touch. "Go with Matte finish in your design, guys", would be my 2 cents' worth.

Q.1. So then, what's the tactile sense one experiences, when typing with your Bill?
Q.2. What about with yours, Jeff?

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sbrandt
05-01-2008, 10:54 PM
If we got extra sheets, like say, three... I'd go to $50 a set.

billmi
09-12-2008, 12:50 PM
First materials test I did was a bust - they looked nice, and were easy to produce in low volume, but finger tip oil eventually wore through the inks - even through it's an industrial print process for outdoor use.

I'm testing version 2 now - a bit more into making them, and matte finish as opposed to the glossy of the first version, but considering that it's for reasonably limited market, these look do-able.

Here's a peek: