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Avid MC Color Artist Series

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SKU: # 413368
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Sale Price: $1,299.00 CDN
Original Price: $1,299.95 CDN



What is Artist Color?
With the compact, ergonomic Artist Color, you gain deep hands-on control of all color correction and grading tasks with great precision and speed. Whether you use Media Composer, Symphony, 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.


• 3 optical, high-resolution trackballs
• 3 optical, high-resolution trackwheels
• 6 touch-sensitive rotary encoders
• 6 high-resolution OLED displays
• 6 Reset keys
• 9 programmable Soft Keys to trigger keyboard shortcuts, macro commands, and more...
• Transport and navigation controls
• Ethernet connectivity for high-speed, high-resolution control
• Supports EUCON, HUI, and Mackie Control protocols
• Controls multiple applications and workstations
• Slim, compact design for easy studio integration and portability

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 applicationsand even workstationsat 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 workstationideal for multi-workstation workflows and facilities with machine rooms.

Customize for your needs
Connect multiple Artist Series controllers to function as one extended control surfaceor 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 mouseyour 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 flexibilityup to 36 faders total. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surfaceor use them separatelyas each has its own Ethernet connection.


• OS: Windows 7 Home premium, professional,
• or Ultimate (32- or 64- bit)*
• Processor:1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
• RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) / 2 GB (64-bit)
• Hard disk space: 500 MB free
• Ethernet port: 10/100 Base-T**

Mac OS X
• OS: Max OS X 10.5 or higher (32- or 64-bit)
• Processor: Intel processor (no PowerPC support)
• RAM: 1 GB (2 GB or more recommended)
• Hard disk space: 500 MB free
• Ethernet port: 10/100 Base-T*


• Dimensions (W x H x D): 20" x 9.5" x 1.2" (50 x 24.1 x 3 cm)
• Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg))
• Line voltage: 100 - 240 V AC
• Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz


• Artist Color controller
• Artist Series DVD-ROM (includes software and
• electronic user guides)
• Ethernet crossover cable cable
• Rise brackets (2)
• Universal AC power adapter
• Quick setup guide
• Registration card
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