Microsoft today announced that several major applications, including CorelDRAW and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, are adding Surface Dial support.
In a post on the company's devices blog, Surface Product Marketing Manager Rui Li writes, "Surface is thrilled to announce that partner applications like CorelDRAW, Autodesk’s SketchBook, Silicon Bender’s Sketchable, and Algoriddim’s djay Pro are adding unique capabilities to their software that enable Surface Dial offering customers a new spin on creativity."
Adobe's Premiere Pro CC users won't be able to use the Dial immediately. The company will be showing off its Dial integration in a technology demonstration at NAB 2017.
"Adobe uses the Surface Dial for accelerated shuttling through clips and sequences with precision frame selection and immediate stop and start of playback, as well as incremental speed increase, decrease and reverse up to 32X playback. The Surface Dial is a great extension of your post-production workflow, and we look forward to providing additional updates in the future."
One of the more intriguing implementations is djay Pro, a popular iOS app that has been ported to Windows and is available immediately for $50 from the Windows Store.
"With Surface Dial, users can browse their music library, scratch, scrub, loop, and precisely adjust knobs and filters on screen and for each deck individually, providing a truly innovative interaction paradigm to DJs."
The latest CorelDraw suite is scheduled to be released on April 11, alongside the Windows Creators Update.
"The addition of Surface Dial has truly augmented and simplified the graphics design workflow like never below. It’s really designed to complement the Pen with the non-dominant hand, and this how we designed it in CorelDRAW. By simply putting the Dial on the screen, your favorite tools will appear. Pick what you want, set the properties, select – for example – LiveSketch. Remove the Dial from the screen and create your most beautiful piece of art – just like you would on a piece of paper."