Avid Artist Color


Avid Artist Color

Accelerate color grading—hands-on

Perform complex color correction and grading tasks with great precision and speed. With Artist Color, you can take deep hands-on control over every color feature in Media Composer, Media Composer | Symphony Option, Smoke for Mac, DaVinci Resolve, and other video software. 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 perform complex tasks instantly to accelerate your workflow further.

Get detailed tactile control over your picture’s hue, saturation, and brightness using the three optical trackballs. Use the left trackball to adjust color in the shadows, the middle one to fine-tune midtones, and the right one to tweak the highlights. And with the optical trackwheels that surround each trackball, you can control contrast and vignettes. You can also use the right trackwheel to jog through your project.

With the six touch-sensitive click-and-turn Soft Knobs and six high-resolution OLED displays, you can navigate to a room, clear color parameters, and adjust the master lift, gain, and gamma. Simply press any knob to select a parameter and then give it a twist to adjust. You can also assign and trigger frequently performed tasks at the press of a button with nine programmable Soft Keys.

With dedicated transport keys—in conjunction with the right trackwheel, which does jogging double-duty—you can navigate large projects quickly. Play, forward play, reverse play, and stop playback, or jump to the next or previous clip. And greatly speed up color editing tasks with four pairs of dedicated Copy/Paste Grade keys, enabling you to copy the color settings of a desirable clip and paste it across other clips in your timeline.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to the video tools you use. So why not use a control surface that respects the choices you make? All Artist Series control surfaces do. That’s because they feature EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with any EUCON-enabled application—and vice-versa. And because they’re application-aware, you can switch from a project in Media Composer to Smoke, Baselight, DaVinci Resolve, and other video software in seconds.

Product Description

Control surface features

Grab hold of your color

Why edit one thing at a time with a mouse? With Artist Color, you can speed up your tasks and complete projects faster—without having to click around a software interface. Make color adjustments with incredible precision using the high-resolution track balls, which provide ergonomic comfort and a smooth response. And get access to every color function in your software right from the surface, enabling you to make quick adjustments easily.

Get high-quality control

With three highly responsive optical trackballs and trackwheels at your fingertips, you get the same tactile feedback and precision usually found only on high-end color grading hardware systems. You can even toggle the center trackball on the fly to work as a mouse, so 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 the info you need

As you make adjustments using the trackballs, trackwheels, or Soft Knobs, you can view the corresponding parameter names and values on the six 128 x 64-pixel OLED displays. These displays also show your current room or view names when in NAV Mode.

Speed up editing

Play, stop, go forward, go backward, and jump to the next clip or previous clip using dedicated transport keys. Copy and paste color grade settings from one clip to another. Add and delete key frames, set markers, save projects, and trigger other frequently performed tasks using the Soft Keys. Or program the Soft Keys with your own keyboard shortcuts and custom macros to perform complex tasks at the press of a button for even greater editing flexibility.

Create a custom surface

All Artist Series controllers are modular, so you can combine them together into a single slimline surface to suit your workflow. Connect up to one Artist Control, four Artist Mixes, one Artist Transport, and one Artist Color in any order for a total of up to 36 faders. Or use them separately, as each controller has its own Ethernet connection.

EUCON features

Experience deep, integrated control

Artist Color features EUCON, enabling the hardware to fully integrate with your favorite creative applications. This groundbreaking technology communicates control information between the surface’s trackballs, trackwheels, knobs, keys, displays, and more and whatever application is in focus on your computer. And because it’s application-aware, you can work with multiple applications and quickly switch between them at the touch of a button.

Work with your favorite tools

With Artist Color, you get a versatile control surface that plays extremely well with a variety of video software. Correct, grade, and fine-tune color in Media Composer, the Symphony Option, Smoke, DaVinci Resolve, Baselight, REDCINE-X, and more.

Control multiple apps and workstations

With seamless application switching, Artist Color instantly adapts all controls and displays to your current video software in seconds. You can even lock parts of the surface to one app while using the rest to switch between apps—perfect for monitor and transport controls. You can also control multiple workstations running any EUCON-enabled software on your extended network from one surface—ideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.

Get great flexibility for the future

Avid continues to develop EUCON, making it easy for our partners to introduce new features and functionality to your favorite software titles through updates. For the latest integration details, check with your software manufacturer.