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When it comes to color grading, using a mouse can leave you seeing red—literally. With the compact, ergonomic Artist Color, you gain deep hands-on control to get the look you're after—with great precision and speed. Whether you use Color, Smoke for Mac, STORM, or REDCINE-X, you get the superior feel and control of high-end grading hardware at a fraction of the cost, plus unparalleled access to all software color functions. And with programmable Soft Keys, you can customize the surface to speed your workflow.
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Compact control surface for color grading apps (formerly Euphonix MC Color)

Overview
When it comes to color grading, using a mouse can leave you seeing red—literally. With the compact, ergonomic Artist Color, you gain deep hands-on control to get the look you're after—with great precision and speed. Whether you use Color, Smoke for Mac, STORM, or REDCINE-X, you get the superior feel and control of high-end grading hardware at a fraction of the cost, plus unparalleled access to all software color functions. And with programmable Soft Keys, you can customize the surface to speed your workflow.

Artist Color features EUCON (Extended User Control), a high-speed open control protocol that has been adopted by many of the world’s leading software developers. Apple Color, Autodesk Smoke, RED REDCINE-X, The Foundry STORM, and other applications support EUCON™, giving you highly responsive control over almost all software functions. You gain a tightly connected experience in which the control surface acts and feels like a physical extension of your software.

Key Features
- LED Displays (6)
- Touch-Sensitive Rotary Encoders (6)
- Page Buttons
- Application/Workstation Change
- Soft Keys (9)
- Reset Keys (6)
- NAV Key
- Trackballs and Trackwheels (3)
- Transport and Navigation Controls
- Copy/Paste Grade Buttons
- Bank Buttons

Take control with EUCON
With Artist Color, you gain deep, integrated control over your favorite EUCON-enabled creative applications. EUCON carries high-resolution control information for trackballs, trackwheels, knobs, displays, and more between Artist Color and whatever application is in focus on your computer. This enables you to quickly switch between multiple applications—and even workstations—at the touch of a button, with all controls and displays automatically matching the selected application.

High-resolution, high-speed control
With 8x the resolution and 250x the speed of MIDI, EUCON gives you powerful, highly responsive tactile control that feels like working on a high-end grading system.

Work with multiple applications
Speed up modern, multi-app workflows. With Artist Color, you can switch applications directly from the surface, and all controls and displays will instantly match your current application.

Control multiple workstations
Access any workstation running EUCON-enabled software on your extended network, with keyboard and mouse commands automatically forwarded to the selected workstation—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.

Customize for your needs
Connect multiple Artist Series controllers to function as one extended control surface—or use them independently. You can even customize the controls to meet your needs, such as setting the control sensitivity and more.

Future proof
Avid and its development partners continue to develop EUCON, making it easy to add new features and functionality for your favorite software through software updates. EUCON even supports HUI and Mackie Control protocols for even greater flexibility with other creative apps.

Get precision control
With three highly responsive optical trackballs and trackwheels at your fingertips, you get the same tactile feedback and precision usually found on only high-end color grading solutions. You can even toggle the center trackball on the fly to work as a mouse—your hands never have to leave the surface during grading. You can also adjust the control sensitivity directly from the surface to suit your preferences.

View feedback in high-resolution
Easily view parameter names and values on the six 128 x 64-pixel OLED displays as you make changes with the trackballs, trackwheels, and six encoders. These displays also show you room or view names when in NAV Mode.

Control playback with ease
Play, stop, go forward or backward, jump to the next clip or previous clip, and more using dedicated transport controls that provide effortless project navigation. You can also use the Soft Keys to trigger additional transport and navigation functions for even greater flexibility in editing and navigating your project.

Customize your control surface
Because Artist Series controllers are modular, you can combine them in a variety of configurations to suit your workflow. Customize your Artist Series system with up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color for total flexibility. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surface—or use them separately—as each has its own Ethernet connection.

Compatible Software
For the deepest, most integrated hardware/software experience, use Artist Color with any EUCON-enabled software.

EUCON-enabled software
Color
Artist Color gives you deep, integrated control of Apple Color with simple plug-and-play operation. Just install the EuControl software, attach your Artist Color, and choose Euphonix EUCON Control Surfaces from the Apple Color Setup Room > User Prefs > Show Control Surface Dialog menu.

Artist Color features in Apple Color:
- Speed up repetitive tasks with nine preprogrammed Soft Keys that automatically update as you navigate between rooms in Color—and get an additional nine functions when you use them in conjunction with the Shift Key
- Create custom Soft Keys for any function, macro, or key injection command using the Soft Key Editor
- Navigate between Secondaries, controlling all vignette parameters, including scale, rotation, aspect ratio, softness, and blur
- The right-side trackwheel also functions as a jog wheel, so you can easily navigate frame-by-frame through the Apple Color timeline
- The center trackball also functions as a mouse, enabling you to access and control any aspect of Apple Color, including curves
- Easily move through your timeline and apply corrections and looks from memory banks using dedicated Copy and Paste Grade buttons

Smoke for Mac
Get hands-on control of color grading, soft effects, triptych, and audio functions in Smoke for Mac, a software-only (native) application that offers an all-in-one editorial finishing toolset. EUCON support is included in Smoke for Mac 2011 Extension 1 and later.

Artist Color features in Smoke for Mac:
- Get access to most top-level Smoke functions using the nine preprogrammed Soft Keys—and get an additional nine functions for your most-used edit commands when you use them in conjunction with the Shift Key
- Create custom Soft Keys for any function, macro, or key injection command using the Soft Key Editor
- Map any numeric field from any module within the Smoke interface to Artist Color for total custom control—program any effect; scaling, rotation, or movement in the 2D or 3D space.
- Quickly control playback and move through areas of the Smoke interface in Navigation mode—you can access the player, source record, and audio mix panel, and toggle Tryptich, Full Screen, and Vector Scope views directly from the surface
- Perform editing functions from the surface in Edit mode—use the trackwheels to jog through source and record, set in and out points with R buttons, perform edits, and use the center trackball to trim clips in the timeline
- Use the trackwheels and encoders to control soft axis effects such as zoom, pan, and transparency, or adjust any soft effect parameter
- Take full integrated control over the Color Warper and Color Corrector:
- Get telecine-like control over Color Warper
- Control shadow, midtone, highlight and white, black, and saturation levels with the trackballs and trackwheels
- Control gamma curves with the encoders
- Fully access Color Warper secondaries, including color definition and pick color workflows
- Copy and paste grades
- Work more easily with a Triptych workflow—control left, middle, and right playheads with trackwheels; quickly copy and paste effects between clips; and switch between modes to control soft effects while in Triptych view
- Control audio effects and filters in real time—you can adjust and keyframe effects parameters during playback, including track gain, track EQ, and more

REDCINE-X
If you work with RED camera footage, REDCINE-X is a powerful tool that enables you to color grade REDCODE Raw footage before editing. With REDCINE-X 2.5.2 and higher, you can control all major R3D color grading functions and metadata adjustments hands-on with Artist Color before sending clips out to Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or practically any other non-linear editing system. Just install the EuControl software, attach your Artist Color, and get right to work—no special configuration is needed.

Artist Color features in REDCINE-X:
- Get access to most top-level REDCINE-X functions using the nine preprogrammed Soft Keys—and get an additional nine functions when you use them in conjunction with the Shift Key
- Create custom Soft Keys for any function, macro, or key injection command using the Soft Key Editor
- Adjust Lift-hue, Lift-luma, Gamma-hue, Gamma-luma, Gain-hue, and Gain-luma with precision using the three high-resolution trackballs and trackwheels
- Control FLUT, Shadow, Saturation, Contrast, Brightness, and Exposure using the six high-resolution encoders
- Quickly navigate through projects with transport and navigation controls

STORM
Get hands-on control over all color grading functions—including editing, adjusting, transcoding, and color grading individual or a series of R3D clips—in STORM, a new digital production tool for RED camera workflows. Simply install the EuControl software, attach your Artist Color, and you're ready to go.

Artist Color features in STORM:
- Get access to most top-level STORM functions using the nine preprogrammed Soft Keys—and get an additional nine functions when you use them in conjunction with the Shift Key
- Create custom Soft Keys for any function, macro, or key injection command using the Soft Key Editor
- Make adjustments to all RED Camera processing parameters from the surface
- Control all technical and creative look development tools—including Pan & Scan, Lift Gamma Gain, Hue, Levels, and Defocus—from the surface
- Quickly navigate to next or previous pages of effects
- Navigate effects in the Effects Stack (up and down)
- Easily navigate through projects with the transport controls—play forward or backward, step through frames forward or backward, and jump to next or previous edits for the active Viewer

Specifications
- Dimensions: 20" x 9.5" x 1.2" (500mm x 238mm x 30mm)
- Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
- Line voltage: 100 - 240V AC
- Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

What’s Included
- Artist Color controller
- Artist Series DVD-ROM (includes software and electronic user guides)
- Ethernet crossover cable
- Riser brackets (2)
- Universal AC power adaptor
- Quick Setup guide
- Registration card

Product Details

Product Details

Manufacturer Part # 9900-65029-00
UPC 724643113988
Platform Mac Only
Manufacturer AVID
System Requirements (Mac) - Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (32- or 64-bit)
- Intel® processor (no PowerPC® support)
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
- 500 MB free hard disk space
- 1 available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port*
* Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional units or to connect to a network

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