Bella has announced the HD Mouse, a wireless mouse with specific functions for video editors and motion graphics artists. It will be shown for the first time at the NAB trade show next week, and begin shipping in early May for US$69.95 (around £47).

Using Bella's HD software, mouse movements (X and Y axis) can be defined to provide intuitive gesture-type control, such as transforming the HD Mouse into a jog/shuttle controller for video editing. Users can also program any keystroke, combination keystroke or series of keystrokes (macros) to any of the buttons, scroll wheel or mouse movement.

Users can switch between standard mouse operation and HD mode by simply clicking on the scroll wheel. A customizable, application-specific on-screen display can also be activated to provide mouse feedback. The included software for Mac and Windows supports major creative tools from Apple, Adobe and Avid.



The mouse has a slip resistant grip with its rubberized body and comfort in either hand, the HD Mouse provides a powerful 1600dpi resolution at 3,000 frames per second.