I read a really cool post by Ross over at You Down With FCP? about making a client controller out of an original Nintendo controller. With his permission, I have reposted the first piece of the post, but you should go over to his blog to check it out. Read the full post here.
Ever since I was a wee lad, and I outgrew my NES for a turbografx 16 (don’t ask) I have been yearning to get back to using that classic rectangular controller. With this project I was finally able to do so.
This project came simultaneously with the cheapskate version of the creative controller. I decided to do both, because they have different results and levels of difficulty. To sum up the premise: in an edit I want to give the reviewer the ability to stop and start playback and scroll through the edit. If they can specifically show me the section / clip / edit that they are referring to, then the conversation will generally go much more smoothly. I call it the “creative controller”