Jog Wheel, Shuttle Ring

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This device is used mostly for video editing.

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The circle with a dent is the jog wheel.

The outer ring is the shuttle ring.

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What is jog wheel?

The circle with a dent is the jog wheel. You can stick a finger on it and turn the wheel. Used mostly to move video frame by frame backward/forward.

You can use it to watch movie at slow motion with fine control.

What is shuttle ring?

The outer ring is the shuttle wheel. It has a spring that turns the wheel back to original position if no twisting force is applied. It is used to fast forward/backward video. How fast the video moves depends on how much you twist the wheel.

When your hand leaves the knob, it springs back to the original neutral position.

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Jog/Shuttle wheel was popular with the VHS days. They usually are on the remote of expensive VHS players. Professional video editing hardware always have it, still.

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