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14 April 2016: The wait is nearly over...

We're extremely happy to announce that Ripple is now in full production! It’s always exciting to see all the parts get delivered and finally turned into a packaged product ready for sale. This means that we are on schedule to have Ripples with our resellers for the last week of May. We have managed to hit our projected list price of USD 350 within the USA and equivalent local prices worldwide after taking shipping and local importation charges into consideration.

Pre-orders commence on 18th April to coincide with the first day of NAB so head over to our reseller pages that day if you'd like to secure your position in the line.

14 April 2016: Come and see us at NAB 2016

This year Tangent will be exhibiting at NAB, booth number SL5507, so please drop by if you’re going to be there. We’ll have our panels working with a number of our partner’s software apps, and we’ll be showing the following exciting developments for the first time:
 
The new Ripple panel
With our new Ripple panel to be on sale very soon, you’ll be able to see it and try it out on our booth. We’ll have it on a number of different software applications and many of our partner’s will be showing it on their booths too. So keep an eye out for Ripples around the show floor.
 
Adobe Premier Pro support for Tangent panels
Yesterday Adobe announced that they’re including support of our panels in the next release of Premier Pro. They have also implemented full support of our Mapper application so you'll be able to customise the layout of the controls on the panels. This is really exciting news for us and we’ve been looking forward to this as it’s been the source of a lot of requests from users. Check out the Adobe announcement.
 
Color Finale (FCP X) support for Tangent panels
We already have pretty much full control of FCP X with our panels thanks to the efforts of Sam Mestman and his extensive use of our Mapper. Now the guys at Color Grading Central  have announced full support of our panels in their Color Finale plugin for FCP X. With Support for the Mapper included, you can customise your control layouts. We’re excited to see this expansion for the support of our panels within FCP X and we’re looking forward to the release of this new version. Read more about Color Finale.
 
Capture One technical demo for Tangent panels
Last year we reported that Phase One, makers of high-end professional digital photography cameras, were doing a technical trial of our panels with their Capture One image processing software. Whilst this is not an official product, they’ve allowed us to show this as a technical demo at NAB. We were impressed last year when we saw the use they had made of the panels and the Mapper to create an intuitive interface for their software, and we thought it was a good demonstration of our products being used outside their obvious field. More information.

09 February 2016: Ripple - Production design finalised

It’s been a while since we’ve made any announcements about Ripple so we thought we’d post a quick update.

 

At IBC we showed working prototypes of the panel and we came away with a few suggestions that we thought it would be worth incorporating into the final product. These were:

  • Increasing the size of the dials.
  • Increasing the distance the gap between the ball and the dial.
  • Making the “finger dimple” in the dial deeper.
  • Adding some kind of “grip” to the edge of dial.

All of the above were to make it easier to operate the dial. Click on the thumbnail to the left to see the final design that's now in production.

Incorporating the above changes has inevitably delayed the release date of Ripple. We had originally hoped to get the panel out some time in March, but it now looks most likely that it will start shipping at the end of April.

The good news is that we will be showing Ripple on our booth at NAB (SL5507) and on some of our partner’s booths, so you'll be able try out the production model there if you’ll be in Vegas for the show.

03 November 2015: Hub 1.2.0 Release - Expanded FCP X control

There's a new release of the Tangent Hub available to download from the Support page of the Tangent website: http://www.tangentwave.co.uk/support.asp

Sam Mestman has updated his map for FCP X and now pretty much everything, including the color board, can be controlled from the Element panels. This is an impressive update as it now means the Element panels fully support FCP X. He's also provided maps for Motion and Logic. This is all included in the new release.

The Mapper has also been improved so that setting up a key press map for any app that doesn't offer native support of the panels is now much more intuitive.

03 September 2015 : Introducing the new Ripple panel - IBC 2015

Visit us at IBC 2015 in hall 6, stand A.21, where you can see the exciting new Ripple panel. You'll also find our panels on many of our partners stands.

 

Introducing the Ripple:

Getting in touch with your software has never been more affordable. Ripple is our new entry level panel with an entry level price.

Designed for the occasional colourist, editor, and student, Ripple provides the essential 3 trackerballs that speed up primary grading. Its small desk foot-print means it will sit comfortably beside your keyboard and mouse, and it won't get in the way when you're not using it.

  Like all the panels from Tangent, it's supported by our Mapper software which means you can customise what the controls do with any software that supports the Mapper. Ripple is already compatible with any grading software that uses the Tangent Hub (Resolve, Nucoda, SCRATCH, SpeedGrade etc). You can also use the Ripple with the other panels from the Element range, including the element-Vs tablet app, so you can easily expand its functionality.
 

Features:

  • 3 trackerballs with dials for masters.
  • High resolution optical pick-ups for the balls and dials.
  • Independent reset buttons for the balls and dials.
  • Programmable A and B buttons.
  • USB powered with integral cable.
  • Light-weight compact size.
 

Ripple is due to be on sale in early 2016. Keep checking back on our website for details for when and where to buy.

With an estimated price of $350, Ripple really is the most affordable grading panel out there.

Note: the Ripple panels shown at IBC will be pre-production prototypes, so there may be changes to the design before it goes on sale.

31 March 2015 : Where to see our products at NAB 2015

While we are not exhibiting ourselves at NAB 2015 our products can be found in use with many of our partners products throughout the show. The list may change with new booths added so please check back nearer the show.

Booth Location Application
Adder SL8320 Adobe - SpeedGrade & USB Extenders
AJA SL2505 ColorFront - On-Set Dailies
ALT Systems Renaissance Hotel ColorFront - On-Set Dailies
AMD SL9324 Blackmagic Design - Resolve
Autodesk SL3317 Lustre & Flame
Blackmagic Design SL219 DaVinci Resolve
Bluefish444 SL9721 Assimilate - SCRATCH
Codex C1817 Various
Digital Vision Renaissance Hotel Nucoda & Phoenix
FilmLight SL6830 Baselight & FLIP
FireFly Cinema SU6214 FireCloud & FirePlay
Marquise SL13107 Rain
Maxx Digital SL13007 Assimilate - SCRATCH
Panasonic C3607 ColorFront - On-Set Dailies
Pomfort C8133 LiveGrade
RED SL1517 REDCINE-X & Adobe - SpeedGrade
SGO SL3825 Mistika
Sony C11001 Raw Viewer
YoYotta Ltd SL13616 YoYo

For a full list of the applications that support our panels please see the Applications List.

16 July 2014: Lower pricing for element-Vs Android and iPad app

 

Tangent are pleased to announce lower pricing for the element-Vs tablet app.

This coincides with the release of the paid-for version of the Android app in Google Play.

The new pricing is as follows:

US $ 99.99

EU € 89.99

UK £ 69.99

All other territories as per price listed in the relevant store.

See the element-Vs product page for full details.

We strongly suggest you also download the latest Tangent Hub from the Support page.

08 July 2014: Hub 1.1.7 Release with FCP X and Premier map

There's a new release of the Tangent Hub available to download from the Support page of the Tangent website: http://www.tangentwave.co.uk/support.asp

Perhaps of most interest in this release are the inclusion of button maps for FCP X and Adobe Premier. Thanks to Sam Mestman (of FCP Works) and Andrew Devis for these.

The full list of changes is:

- Enabled the top line of the element-Tk panel to show current mode, ALT and bank state change information (for applications that support the Tangent Mapper)

- Bug fix for XML parsing for restricted character escape sequences in the Tangent Mapper.

- Improved stability for WiFi tablet app connections under Windows.

- Improved auto-select behaviour for software applications that take desktop focus before connecting to the Hub.

- Improved capacity for data comms between the Hub and Mapper.

- Windows and Mac OS X only:

- Keypress mapping files for Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

- Mac OS X only:

- Keypress mapping files for Final Cut Pro X.

- Auto-select fix for Adobe SpeedGrade.

26 June 2014: The element-Vs tablet app is now available in Google Play for Android tablets

 

Tangent are pleased to announce that their element-Vs tablet app is now available in Google Play for Android tablets. This is builds on the success of the iPad version which was released earlier this year.

  • Control your software just as if you were using Element panels.
  • Virtual versions of all four Element panels are included.
  • Fully Multi-touch - use all controls simultaneously.
  • Can be used simulataneously with your Element panels or on its own.
  • You do not need to own the Element panels to use it.
  • All the same controls on the Element panels are on the element-Vs in exactly the same layout.
  • Connection is via wireless network.
  • If you only own some of the Element panels you can use element-Vs as virtual versions of those you do not own.
  • Expand you Element panels by adding "virtual" panels in element-Vs.
  • Multiple iPads can be used.
  • Ideal as a training tool.
  • Ideal as a portable solution for on-set grading.
  • Free version available.

See the element-Vs product page for full details.

03 February 2014: Digital Vision support for Element panels:

 

Tangent are pleased to announce that Digital Vision support the Element panels in their 2014 release of Nucoda and Phoenix products.

16 January 2014: The element-Vs iPad app is now available in the iTunes store:

 

Tangent are pleased to announce that their element-Vs ipad app is now available in the iTunes store.

  • Control your software just as if you were using Element panels.
  • Virtual versions of all four Element panels are included.
  • Fully Multi-touch - use all controls simultaneously.
  • Can be used simulataneously with your Element panels or on its own.
  • You do not need to own the Element panels to use it.
  • All the same controls on the Element panels are on the element-Vs in exactly the same layout.
  • Connection is via wireless network.
  • If you only own some of the Element panels you can use element-Vs as virtual versions of those you do not own.
  • Expand you Element panels by adding "virtual" panels in element-Vs.
  • Multiple iPads can be used.
  • Ideal as a training tool.
  • Ideal as a portable solution for on-set grading.
  • Free version available.

See the element-Vs product page for full details.

31 October 2013: Wave panel firmware update for Mavericks

There is a new version of the Wave panel firmware that is required for Mavericks - Apple's latest operating system. You can find this on the support page of our website. The new firmware version is v1.12

17 June 2013: SpeedGrade CC supports the Element range

After much anticipation we're extremely happy to announce that SpeedGrade CC supports the Element panels. Element support in SpeedGrade has been the most frequently asked question on our forum and by email for the last few months so we're very pleased to be able to include this latest addition in our Panel Application List.

17 May 2013: Release of Tangent Hub v1.1.2

A major update of the Tangent Hub is now available for download from our support page. The Hub is required by the majority of software applications to communicate with our Element panels. It is also used by some applications to communicate with the Wave and Tangent Devices CP200 panels. Please check our application list for further details.

Since the previous release (v1.0.8) the following features have been added :

  • The Hub now tracks which application has mouse focus. If the active application can be controlled from the panels then the Hub will switch the panels to follow.
  • Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to applications which support user customisation of the control layouts (support the Tangent Mapper). This is useful to add System shortcuts such as Alt+Tab or Cmd+Tab
  • Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to any application which does not explicitly support our products. For example this can be useful map the navigation keyboard shortcuts of editing packages to your panel's transport keys.
If you have any suggestions for additional features which may be useful to include in future releases then why not head over to our forum and let us know in the Product Suggestions area.

6 November 2012 : Apple Color support for Element panels released:

We are pleased to announce that users of Apple Color can now use the Element panels.

Support comes in the form of a plug-in for Color which is now available to download from the support page. Look for ColorTUBE under the Apple Color Support Package section where you will find the package and installer guide.

Users will also be pleased to hear that you customise how the panels work in Color using our Mapper application which is also available to download from the support page of our website. Please note that the Mapper is still in BETA release, so if you use it and have any problems or feedback then let us know.

31 August 2012 : FilmLight support for Element panels:

 

Tangent are pleased to announce support for the Element panels in FilmLight’s new on set colour grading system, FLIP.

We are delighted with the news from FilmLight that they are supporting our Element panels and it’s excellent timing that we’re able to announce this just before IBC. Tangent will be showing FLIP working with Element on their stand at IBC (7.G35), and you can also see the Element panels in action at FilmLight’s stand (7.F31).

FLIP is FilmLight’s latest product. It’s a real time grading system for use on set based on compact, bespoke hardware. The Element panels are ideally suited to this application due to their compact size. For more information on FLIP and FilmLight see http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk.

02 April 2012 : Lustre and Flame Premium 2013 support Element:

Autodesk have announced that Lustre and Flame Premium 2013 both support the Element panels. Please contact your local Autodesk reseller for more details.

05 March 2012 : Support for Element is included in Resolve 8.2:

Black Magic Design have announced support for the full range of Element panels within Resolve 8.2. This version is now available to download from the BlackMagic website. Support is included in the Mac and Windows versions, both Full and Lite.

To enable this support please ensure that you also install the Tangent Hub onto your machine.

27 January 2012 : The Element panels are shipping:

We are very pleased to announce that Element panels are now shipping.
At the time of writing the following applications have confirmed that support is already in place:

  • Assimilate SCRATCH ( v6.1 or later)
  • Colorfront On-Set Dailies
  • YoYotta YoYo ( v3.1 or later)

Work is also underway for many other applications to incorporate support. These include:

  • Apple Color
  • Cintel FLOW & COLORFLOW
  • DFT FLEXXITY
  • Marquise OCEAN, RAIN & MIST
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • SGO Mistika

Many more applications should follow soon. Check out our Element product page for the latest updates.
To buy, please see our Reseller pages to find your nearest stockist.

16 September 2011 : The Element panels on show at Createasphere 2011:

Come and see our new Element panels for yourself at Createasphere in New York. The panels will be running with Assimilate SCRTACH on on the B&H booth, number422.

The show is at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, NY on 20th and 21st September 2011.

8 September 2011 : The Element panels launch at IBC:

Come and visit us on stand 7.B16 to take a look at our new Element panel range. We will have several pre-production prototype panels running with various applications on our stand. Many of our software partners are already working to support the new surfaces. These include:

  • Apple Color
  • Assimilate SCRATCH
  • Cintel FLOW & COLORFLOW
  • Colorfront On Set Dailies
  • DFT FLEXXITY
  • Marquise OCEAN, RAIN & MIST
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • SGO Mistika
  • YoYotta YoYo

A number of them will have prototype Element panels running on their own booths at the show. Others will be using Wave and CP200 panels as usual.

To obtain free entry to IBC simply visit www.ibc.org/registration and use our ticket code 14698.
See you in Amsterdam !

9 August 2011 : Snell support the Wave:

We're pleased to announce that Snell are using the Wave panel to allow users to fine-tune restoration parameters when they use it with their Archangel Ph.C-HD real-time restoration system.  Snell's configuration application enables users to assign their preferred restoration parameters and functions to the Wave controls, and the real-time nature of Archangel Ph.C-HD restoration shows the user the results of their filter settings immediately.

12 November 2010: Control Apple Color with your iPad with our vWave-Lite App:

Our vWave-Lite App for the Apple iPad can now be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store FREE of charge !

See our vWave-Lite product page for more info.

Wave Color Support 2.3 released

28 June 2010: Color Support Package v3.6 released :

Our new Color Support Package is now available to download from our support page. New features include:

  • Support for our CP200 range is now included in the Mapper.
  • Many functions within Color that were not available before have been added.
  • Control of parameters within the RED tab.
  • Multiple maps can be generated for each user.
  • Easy import and export of maps - Useful if you work on several different machines.

Wave Color Support 2.3 released

21 June 2010: Wave firmware Update v1.9 released :

This version improves USB connectivity for panels used with Microsoft Windows and/or USB extenders and hubs. Also, when resetting parameters by pressing the knob resets it is now much harder to inadverantly change the parameter when releasing the knob.

Download from our support page.


Wave Color Support 2.3 released

12 April 2010: Blackmagic Design announce support for the Wave in DaVinci Resolve :

We are excited to announce that the Wave panel will be supported by Blackmagic Design's newly launched Mac version of the DaVinci Resolve 7.0 colour correction system. The Wave panel will be shown running with Resolve on the Blackmagic booth at NAB.

Read the full Press Release on the Blackmagic Website.


Wave Color Support 2.3 released

 

19 March 2010: REDcineX supports Wave :

We are excited to announce that the Wave panel is now supported by REDcineX for Mac, Build 104.
The Windows version is coming soon.

Once REDcineX reaches release status we will make further announcements.


Wave Color Support 2.3 released

20 February 2010: Cineform's Neo4K and Neo3D support Wave :

The Wave is now supported by CineForm’s First Light application that is included with Neo4K and Neo3D on both Windows and Mac.  First Light allows non-destructive adjustment of CineForm’s 2D and 3D Active Metadata parameters during post-production editing or effects workflows. Examples of 2D controls include adjustments for white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, lift, gamma, and gain.  Examples of 3D adjustments include convergence (horizontal, vertical, or skew), zoom, and keystoning.

The Wave replaces software sliders for adjusting these parameters with knobs and trackerball-dial pairs.  The Wave offers a further workflow advantage for adjusting Active Metadata parameters in a non-linear editor (e.g., Final Cut Pro (Mac) or Premiere Pro (Win)) while the NLE is in the Windows foreground. This gives the effect that color or convergence adjustments are being made directly in the NLE.


Wave Color Support 2.3 released

18 January 2010: IFX Ant and Piranha Products to support Wave :

Los Angeles, CA, USA Interactive Effects today announced full support for the Tangent Wave control surface for both its Piranha and  new IFX Ant film finisihing solutions.

Using the Wave control surface and IFX's GPU based colour and effects system, users can grade interactively on a variety of source materials including EXR, DPX and Red Camera files. Additionally  any application function can be bound to the surface by the user, allowing complete customizable control of the editing, effects and playback on the systems.


Wave Color Support 2.3 released

12 October 2009: Wave Color Support version 2.3 released:

A new version of the Wave Color Support package is now available on our support page.

Release 2.3 sees the introduction of the following features:

  • Controls added for the HSL Keyer in the secondaries room.
  • 10 x Jog speed when you hold down ALT and jog.
  • Mouse emulator added allowing you to take control of the mouse from your Wave panel.
  • Installer fixed to work correctly with Snow Leopard.
Full details can be found in the New in this release section of the Wave User Manual For Color also available on our support page.

17 August 2009: Wave Color Support version 1.9 released:

The full (non beta) version of the Wave Color Support package is now available on our support page.

There are no major changes from the beta release. We have added the still store transition angle to the list of parameters you can control from the Wave panel. Also, we have added this and the transition position to the default map where you'll find them in the still store room.


24 July 2009: Apple Color v1.5 supports the Wave:

We are very pleased to announce that the new release of Apple Color v1.5 includes an interface for the Wave panel. For the first time, a professional grade Colour Correction Control surface is within reach of every user!

To enable control of Color, users will first need to download the Apple Color Support pack from this website. The pack includes a Plugin to enable communication and the Wave Mapper – a utility which gives operators the ability to completely customise the operation of the panel to suit their own way of working.

A Beta test version of the Wave Color Support pack is now available to be dowloaded from our support page. There is also a manual giving full instructions on installation and operation. We expect that the beta phase to  be short and that release v1.0 will be available very soon.



09 February 2009 : Iridas products support the Wave:

Iridas have announced that support for the Wave panel is now built into all 2009 SpeedGrade products, including SpeedGrade OnSet, SpeedGrade XR and SpeedGrade DI. FrameCycler DDS and FrameCycler DI also support the panel.

Read the whole announcement



11 September 2008: Assimilate Scratch supports the Wave:

At IBC Assimilate will be showing Scratch running with the Wave panel. This will be the first public outing for any software application that supports the product. Support will be integrated into release versions of Scratch ready for the date that the panel begins shipping.



11 April 08 : Launching the Wave:

With the Wave we are bringing a new level of affordability and quality to control surfaces. The design draws heavily on the experience gained from our highly successful CP100 and CP200 panel ranges. The Wave is not intended to replace these panels, it is just aimed at the more budget conscious user.

Take a closer look on the Wave Product Page.

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