Palette

Palette’s magnetically connected sliders, dials and buttons offer photographers and other creatives people a faster, more intuitive and precise editing experience

Palette offers creative professionals a game-changing experience. Unlike generic one-size-fits-all keyboard and mouse interfaces, users can fully customize the layout, function and even colour of each control module to fit their own workflow and favourite software. Where touch screens require users to look down and offer no sense of feedback, the use of physical controls allows the user to engage directly with their work and can drastically improve workflow.

“At Palette, we’re interested in creating a new category of hardware and software that bridges the gap between the physical and digital in a way that recognizes we all work differently,” says Calvin Chu, founder and CEO. “We’re excited to see people use Palette’s hands-on controls to make interaction more natural and enjoyable.”

Palette is improving the editing experience for photographers today, and is working on doing the same for video editors and musicians next. As an expandable modular solution, Palette’s hardware team is already conceptualizing next modules, such as motorized sliders and trackballs.

On the software side, Palette will continue to collaborate with great software partners to build deep integrations, and plans to begin a user led community where others can share the best of their own Palette layouts and time saving tips. In partnership with Adobe, Palette is pleased to offer a special limited time offer on the industry leading Creative Cloud Photography plan with the purchase of any Palette kit.

In the future, Palette will release developer tools offering access to the hardware and the ability to create new plug-ins for a variety of use cases.

Palette is available for pre-order at palettegear.com starting at $199. Along with three kit sizes geared to starters, experts, and professionals, Palette will be offering individual add-on modules for a truly custom interface solution.

Palette was founded in 2013 by product designer Calvin Chu and has since grown to 6 full-time employees. Palette participated in the HAX Accelerator, the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program, and the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto.

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Phone
(519) 241-3201
Founded
Aug 01, 2013
Employees
6
Address
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151 Charles St. West, Suite 100
Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1H6
Canada

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Screenshots

  • Palette Expert Kit Used for Lightroom (Print)
    Palette Expert Kit Used for Lightroom (Print)
  • Palette being used in live shoot close up (Print)
    Palette being used in live shoot close up (Print)
  • Ted Belton Fashion Photog using Palette on Live Shoot
    Ted Belton Fashion Photog using Palette on Live Shoot
  • Ted Beltons studio desk setup wide
    Ted Beltons studio desk setup wide
  • Assembling Palette with strong magnets
    Assembling Palette with strong magnets
  • Palette Professional Wood Kit (Print)
    Palette Professional Wood Kit (Print)
  • Palette being used in live shoot wide (Print)
    Palette being used in live shoot wide (Print)
  • PaletteApp Lumetri Function Setting
    PaletteApp Lumetri Function Setting
  • PaletteApp Premiere Pro Lumetri Function Setting
    PaletteApp Premiere Pro Lumetri Function Setting
  • PaletteApp Profile Selection
    PaletteApp Profile Selection
  • PaletteApp After Effects Function Setting
    PaletteApp After Effects Function Setting
  • Palette Professional Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
    Palette Professional Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
  • Palette Starter Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
    Palette Starter Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
  • Palette Expert Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
    Palette Expert Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
  • PaletteApp screenshot -expert kit with Lightroom profile
    PaletteApp screenshot -expert kit with Lightroom profile
  • Palette Professional Wood Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
    Palette Professional Wood Kit 3qtr view on white background (Print)
  • Unboxing photo of Palette Expert kit by Ryan Visima of vtography
    Unboxing photo of Palette Expert kit by Ryan Visima of vtography
  • Palette Expert kit by customer Ryan Visima of vtography
    Palette Expert kit by customer Ryan Visima of vtography
  • Palette Expert kit detail by customer Ryan Visima of vtography
    Palette Expert kit detail by customer Ryan Visima of vtography
  • Palette Expert kit with Microsoft Surface Pro 3
    Palette Expert kit with Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • Snappy magnetic connectorss
    Snappy magnetic connectorss
  • Anti-slip, rubberized bottom for all modules -dial pictured
    Anti-slip, rubberized bottom for all modules -dial pictured
  • Palette Professional Kit on white background (Print)
    Palette Professional Kit on white background (Print)
  • Palette Expert Kit on white background (Print)
    Palette Expert Kit on white background (Print)
  • Side view of pressing Palette button (Print)
    Side view of pressing Palette button (Print)
  • Palette Starter Kit on white background (Print)
    Palette Starter Kit on white background (Print)
  • Designer working with Palette - desk view
    Designer working with Palette - desk view
  • Designer working with Palette - Front view
    Designer working with Palette - Front view
  • Musician DJ working with Palette - Front View
    Musician DJ working with Palette - Front View
  • Palette Expert Kit 3qtr angle on White Background
    Palette Expert Kit 3qtr angle on White Background

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Palette Logo Stacked (vertical)
Palette Logo Stacked (vertical)
Logo
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Palette Logo 1 Line (Horizontal)
Palette Logo 1 Line (Horizontal)
Logo
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Calvin Chu
Calvin Chu
Headshot
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Ryan Van Stralen
Ryan Van Stralen
Headshot
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Shadab Rashid
Shadab Rashid
Headshot
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Palette Kit Packaging (Print)
Palette Kit Packaging (Print)
Other
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