This Japanese company is showcasing a keyboard aimed at video editors.
Umazon, a company based in Hanwha Japan, is showcasing a new keyboard aimed at video editors. The GR100, as it is called, features some sorta big “Jog Shuttle” knob on the rightmost side. I guess those familiar with video editing software like Adobe Premier would find this thing useful.
The GR100 is meant to replace your “normal” keyboard and connects to your computer using a USB connection. The Jog Shuttle knob allows up to 10 pulses to 360 degrees, and shuttle operations can be made up to 160 degrees. The rest of the keyboard looks like a standard (Japanese layout, of course) 107-key design, though the right-shift key looks a bit small.
This is from Umazon:
“[GR100] is based on a Japanese keyboard with numeric keypad jog & shuttle controller for video editing with integrated USB keyboard. Windows XP, Vista-compatible editing software included with “GR Editor” with other video editing software. Change the key mapping “Key Changer” by using the Adobe Premiere jog and even major applications and operations to enable the shuttle to easily scale and enable the construction of a video editing environment.”
Yeah. There is support for Windows 7, by the way.
Anyway, Umazon wants 17,800 yen (a bit less than $200) for its newfangled input device. You can order it through Yahoo Japan right here.