TourBox NEO, Custom Controller for Photo Video Editing, Color Grading, Ilustration, Mac/Windows, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Premiere Illustrator Davinci Resolve After Effects Final Cut Pro Keyboard

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TourBox NEO, Custom Controller for Photo Video Editing, Color Grading, Ilustration, Mac/Windows, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Premiere Illustrator Davinci Resolve After Effects Final Cut Pro Keyboard

TourBox NEO, Custom Controller for Photo Video Editing, Color Grading, Ilustration, Mac/Windows, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Premiere Illustrator Davinci Resolve After Effects Final Cut Pro Keyboard

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The software developers at TourBox Tech have been busy. As well as the macro function, a new TourMenu feature is also available. The TourMenu is yet another way to expand the number of commands at your fingertips, effectively allowing you to assign up to ten different commands to a single button on the console. This is done by creating an on-screen menu that is assigned to each button. I was really impressed with the Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro integration, specifically with color correction. I am a heavy keyboard shortcut user in Premiere, Resolve Avid Media Composer. I use a keyboard and a medium Wacom Intuos Pro. If I have to use another piece of hardware, it better be able to completely replace one of those components, or else I just added a paperweight to my desk real estate. ­

After installing the TourBox Console software, connecting the Elite controller over Bluetooth was a breeze. On my Mac, I was surprised to find that I did not have to go into my Mac’s System preferences and delve into the often-slow Bluetooth connection section. I want to especially applaud the quality of the online help screens and tutorials. These are easy to access, clearly written and extremely helpful. You can connect the Elite controller using the USB-C port if you don’t want to, or can’t use Bluetooth. The build of this controller is better than any other computer accessory I've bought to-date. It's built like a tank. It's clearly designed to sit tight on your desk. So, the travel bag is not really going to see a lot of use. This change of mind return policy is in addition to, and does not affect your rights under the Australian Consumer Law including any rights you may have in respect of faulty items. To return faulty items see our Returning Faulty Items policy.

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The TourBox Elite is supplied with a pair of Alkaline AA batteries, but I’m sure that most people will switch these to a couple of good NiMH batteries such as Eneloops once the supplied Alkalines expire. Although you can use rechargeable batteries in the TourBox Elite, they cannot be recharged in the TourBox using the USB-C cable. They must be removed and charged in a AA battery charger. This is great, for the TourBox augments and enhances (not replaces) the devices I’m comfortable using, and doesn’t require me to move my keyboard or change my desk setup in any way. It’s there when it want it, and stays out of the way when I don’t. Using TourBox NEO in Adobe Lightroom Classic TourBox was founded in California in 2016 to create hardware tools to make working with creative software less complicated and more efficient. Their first product is TourBox NEO. The biggest update to the TourBox Elite is wireless operation via dual-channel Bluetooth. This is a wonderful change (and something I requested in my NEO review), for it means the controller no longer has to occupy a USB port on a computer. Without a cord, I also think the TourBox looks cleaner and more professional; especially when sitting next to a wireless keyboard and mouse.

Getting the TourBox up and running is pretty straightforward if you follow the directions. I did not and forgot to enable one of the permissions settings the first time around leaving me unable to do any customization. This is one of the new features and I’m still trying to figure out how to get more out of it. Thus far, I’ve been content with being able to make shortcuts, but with their Macros capability, you can create a series of actions that uses both keystrokes and mouse movements. I’m not a big Photoshop user, but I think the TourBox Elite is even more useful in Photoshop than Lightroom. This change of mind return policy is in addition to, and does not affect your rights under the Australian Consumer Law including any rights you may have in respect of faulty items. My recommendation is to use the built-in presets to get acquainted with what the TourBox can do, and then create your own preset for each program, which is pretty easy to do in the TourBox Console software. This will take some time and like me, you’ll probably end up changing it a few times until you settle on something that works for your workflow.There’s also a scroll wheel, a versatile knob, and a large “all-in-one” dial. The scroll wheel can perform a myriad of functions, such as screen zoom or scrolling through settings, while the knob can serve to adjust brush size or timeline adjustment. The dial can change parameters such as contrast or saturation — basically, these three controls can be customized to do pretty much anything you want. You can use up to 30 presets at a time and set up to 42 operations using the TourBox, which is made doable because some buttons can perform double duty — you can set a button to perform one function with a single press, double press, or even press two different buttons simultaneously. TourBox improved the design and experience of the Elite, though there is still some room for improvement.

Although an excellent device, I don’t recommend it for everyone. It is important to be aware that there is a learning curve to using the TourBox, as there is with any other editing controller. It takes time to set things up in a way that compliments your workflow, and it takes time to learn your chosen controls. You will be rewarded for this time spent, but it is an initial necessity.

But what about complex panels like Hue, Saturation and Luminosity (HSL)? Press a button on the NEO, and TourBox Console displays a clever overlay including every HSL slider. You then tab between Hue, Saturation and Luminosity, scroll (using the NEO scroll wheel) to the color you intend to edit, then use the NEO center knob to adjust value. Using the TourBox NEO’s custom HSL panel with Adobe Lightroom Classic Any editing console like this can be a difficult sell, as first of all the physical dimensions and design may not suit all users. And while it should ultimately speed of your workflow, there is an initial learning curve as you get it set up. Help is generous, well-integrated into the software and also includes extended video tutorials on installation and operation. Not everyone will think a controller is necessary. But I think that someone who can see the potential for this would also be the same person who wouldn’t mind putting in a few hours of tinkering and playing with all the combinations and features. There are currently over 50 different button/scroll combinations that can be mapped. In other words, you’ll probably run out of shortcuts or commands that you’d need to map before you run out of ways to map it to the TourBox Elite – and that’s before considering the myriad extra options afforded by the two new features: Macros and TourMenu.



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