Edit your videos using a game controller

May 15, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Edit your videos using a game controller

May 15, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If, like some, you spend the same amount of time playing Doom 4K as you are editing videos, you will absolutely like this hack for using a game controller to control premiere.

Editor Casey Faris has a pretty sweet setup using Logitech Gamepad controller (about $20). The secret sauce is the actual mapping of the buttons. Casey uses a free software called xPadder  (here is a link to the free version)

Of course, using the gamepad only makes sense if it actually expedites your workflow, if it makes you go slow, there is no point in using it. And the magic to making it fast is mapping the right buttons to the right shortcuts. And what do you know, Casey shares his layout on the video link.

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So, I am absolutely not surprised by this. time and again we see how shortcuts are crucial to video editing and this is probably why people use gamer mice for their editing workflow or attach complete additional shortcuts keyboards to their setups. The more shortcuts, the merrier.

[Use A Game Controller As An Editing Surface via nofilmschool]

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Udi Tirosh

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4 responses to “Edit your videos using a game controller”

  1. Emily Scialabba Avatar
    Emily Scialabba

    Whaaaaaaat!

  2. Renato Murakami Avatar
    Renato Murakami

    Confession: I got a midi controller thinguie just to try to do something like this (for video editing and photo editing) and never got to it. :/

  3. ori elyada Avatar
    ori elyada

    I published a similar hack for lightroom a while back right here on DIYP
    https://www.diyphotography.net/how-to-build-a-diy-cullinator/
    Enjoy!

  4. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    I bought a $15 Playstation controller knock-off and have been using it for quick Lightroom edits for a couple of months now. Its sooooooo much more efficient & its way better for my wrists. I used USB Overdrive to map the controls. I haven’t had any video projects to try editing with yet, but I’ll give these settings a try.

    I also have an inexpensive three foot pedal controller as well which I’ve mapped to J, K & L for editing. The more ways you have to control your computer, the better.