Introduction to Loupedeck CT

Introduction to Loupedeck CT

Hi, I’m Adam from First Man Photography and today I’m going to introduce you to the new Loupedeck Creative Tool console. I am going to talk a little bit about
the concept and the functionality and introduce you to some of
the software that it can control. It’s designed to control everything – from your photo editing, video editing, music editing and design. The idea behind Loupedeck CT is to
organize your workflow and to boost your efficiency The concept is based on workspaces that are designed to work with your creative process and you can break them down by editing stage,
project type, or just in any way that you choose. In photo, video or audio editing we have
different stages of the creative process and we can apply a workspace to
each of those parts of our process. So for example, in Adobe Lightroom one
workspace can be assigned to the start of the process, where you might rate your images. We then have another workspace that’s dedicated to editing and adjustments and things like that. Then you can move on to another
workspace to deal with your export. You can pretty much set up the Loupedeck CT
in any way you choose. To set up your CT, the first thing
we need to do is to install the software. Once the software is installed,
we then just plug it in to our computer. It will take a moment to startup
and then to open the software, we just come up to the top and click “Open Setup”. Each of the supported software comes with a default setting so you can get in and start editing immediately. We can then explore more of the capabilities of the device by customizing the settings to your own needs. The Loupedeck CT device has
two categories of elements: the first are the circular buttons here
and the square buttons They work across all the different workspaces
and you got normal functions like Undo and Save. We then have the workspace specific elements like the dials, the touchscreen, and the main wheel here, which change depending on
the workspace that you’re in. As you open the supported software, the Loupedeck CT will open up on the default home screen that then shows the default workspaces that are set. You then have the ability to customize that
and we can go into one of the workspaces and then you can always return to the
home screen just by clicking the home button. Once we have our workspaces we can then
assign them to the round button there and once that’s done, it will illuminate
as green as we have here, just like it does on the touch screen. So if I click on editing there I can just hit on
number 3 there to change the workspace. Within each workspace I can create
several pages to give me access to the different actions and tools.
So if we look at the device, I can swipe across to show all those different controls I then can do the same with the dials
because I have 6 physical dials. And as I swipe down on the touch screen,
it gives me access to different tools and actions. The same is also true for the wheel, so I can
just swipe across to reveal those different actions. Loupedeck CT automatically recognizes
the software that you’re working with, so as you move through the applications it will change the workspace automatically for you. What that means is that my editing process
and workflow is never interrupted. So for example: I start in Adobe Premiere here, I can move across to Adobe Lightroom
as I start editing my photos, and then take that into Photoshop
and it will change automatically. So as we move into the software
it’s laid out in front of us just like this. Over on the left-hand side here
we can see the workspaces that we can assign to the device. So if I just open it up and then click on “Main”, you can see all default workspaces
down the left-hand side here. And the one that sits at the top
– so at the moment that’s browser – that is assigned to the home button.
We can move these around, and the one that you move to the top
will be assigned to the home button on the device. We then have the ability to create a new and custom
workspace by clicking the plus button here. We can also click on the little
pencil icon here, to then rename the workspaces that we already have. You can also fully customize the workspaces
that are defaulted on there to suit your needs Once we’re then happy with
the workspace that we have created, you can assign it to any of the circular buttons here, so let’s just remove that one from there, like that. We then have a spare button there,
that we can drag one of these workspaces over to, so let’s just put editing onto there
and that is now assigned to the number 1 key. That’s in green, to signify that it’s a workspace. So once we have our workspaces assigned,
we then might have some spare space on the circular buttons here. So we have
our workspaces assigned to 1, 2 and 3, I can then assign some actions to the
remaining buttons and they show up in purple. So at the moment I’ve got “Mark In”
and “Mark Out” assigned to buttons 4 and 5. You can then customize
the rest to suit your needs and you also can assign controls
to the square buttons as well. We then have a second layer
by clicking the function button that lets you have a second layer
on the circular and the square buttons. We can then customize the touch screen
to suit the actions that we use most often. So I’m coming into the touch screen here by clicking on Touch and I can then customize these. These on the right-hand side here
are the different pages, so as I swipe across on the device, it will access these different pages along the side view and we can change those to suit our needs. If I want to change a specific action
within an individual touch page, Then I can just drag one out like that
and then go into the actions and I can select the
specific action that I want in the list here. Or I can do it by a text search, so
I’ll just type add edit and we can just drag that one back in to where we
removed it a minute ago. I can then do the same with the dials so
if I just click on the dial tab here, you can see the different dials and I can assign different adjustments to each dial as I see fit. I can then also create a second page
and just control them exactly like I want So as I assign actions to that second page I can then just swipe down like we did earlier on. The same is also true for the wheel,
so if I click the wheel tab there I have all those different pages there and I just
swipe across on the device to activate those. If I then click the plus button as well,
we can see a whole list of templates that you can just use to suit your needs. The main wheel is also extremely useful because we can assign touch functions
AND rotation functions and depending on the template that you have set they can work in multiple ways. I want my workflow to be
as efficient as I can possibly get it. Sometimes rather than swiping through the screens to get to a particular control I can set up and have quick access to that page
just through one touch button. So if I come up into the touchscreen
here we can see the vignettes. The pages within the device
are indicated in blue in the software, So I can just drag that away to remove that
and I can customize it in any way I want. I then come across to the left hand side here
where it says pages, you can see them in blue and I can scroll down to the wheel,
which is where the vignette is based. I can then drag that across and back up to
the touchscreen to have quick access to that page. Once I’ve taken the time to
customize my device I can export that layout, so I can move it from say a
desktop computer to a laptop. So I hope you’ve enjoyed this introduction to the Loupedeck CT! If you need any further advice, there is a
Quick Start Guide built into the software.

16 thoughts on “Introduction to Loupedeck CT

  1. Cool idea but for that money deff not, the other one was better to use

  2. I have Loupedeck 1&2. Both excellent for my LR workflow. This version will definitely fit the desk area better and is definitely a major step up. I will give it some serious thought.

  3. If an app isn't supported can you still use this by binding to keyboard shortcuts an Applescript?

  4. Would love to see davinci resolve support considering it's am actual pro software compared to premier and final cut….

  5. So is this a replacement to Loupedeck+ ?

  6. Will this be USB C?

  7. can the buttons be reprogrammed as shortcut or macro keys for use and general day to day functions when not in say lightroom.. similar to an elegato streamdeck?

  8. What? No Davinci Resolve Support??? Boo!

  9. Simpler. I want one badly – I use GFX50s and LR is terrible for some things and so continually swap between programmes – take my money and run

  10. Perfect for the daily vlogger, YouTubers & might EDM music DJ folks who value time over money

  11. good f-ing job. You guys really knocked it out the park with this one. This is a purchase I can justify, lol. — Y’all should get it into the hands of primary tech reviewers like: Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD), Unbox Therapy, and meteoric rising creatives like Peter McKinnon.

  12. Will this device work with blackmagic davinci resolve?

  13. Please add support for Davinci Resolve !!!

  14. please add office excel program

  15. Thank you, Adam! Your Introduction was excellent and persuasive. Please continue techniques and updates when appropriate. Thanks again!

  16. I want to know, is it support zbrush ?

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