Well, here is the thing. Adobe Premier is not designed to work with MIDI controllers but it CAN understand mouse movements and hotkeys. So most of what you will be able to do with an external MIDI controller is emulate keystrokes and mouse movements. Some programs understand control elements such as sliders and if you are on Windows AND Adobe can do that, then you can define the mouse to move to a given control and move it. My experience has not been to positive with most Adobe products. We can get the mouse to move to a designated screen coordinate and move a slider but since coordinates change and slider positions also change, it would not be too reliable. I could probably set something up but would have to license Adobe to do that as we at Bome do not have licenses on ever piece of software out there. So if you want to give it a try, you can look out your controller output for a given knob of slider and define what MIDI it generates and what mouse or keyboard action you want to perform, I can help you with that but I can’t test it.
When I start moving my slider that puts out CC1 on channel one, I want the mouse to go to position x 58 y 23, then click and hold the left button and then drag it to position x 80 y 23. I want it to release the slider (mouse up) after 3 seconds of no movement of the slider.
As you can see, this probably would not work for all values you want to set so here would be another example
I want my mouse controller Cc1 to move mouse left and right on my screen as I turn the knob left and right respectiely. I want my mouse ocntroll Cc2 to move the mouse up and down. I want button Note 3 down to click the mouse down and when I release it to unclick the mouse. (Essential making two knobs and a button to control the mouse instead of useing the real mouse.
There are already examples out on the board for the second scenario above, if that is what you want. Ultimately if you want a piece of software to reliably use a MIDI controller, the software should be MIDI enabled.
There are a lot of other things we can do with non-MIDI software but most of everything that is anywhere close to reliable is emulate keyboard shortcuts. I’m pretty sure, we have done brightness and contrast and there is likely even project files we can find (albeit, probably not with your controller so we would have to redifine the inputs that your controller generates.
Let me know how you would like to proceed.
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