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When you need an all-in-one solution for grading, the Wave has it all at your fingertips

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The Wave offers a comprehensive range of controls on a single panel at an affordable price.

Ergonomic design

Stylish enough to look good in any grading suite and compact enough to be used for on-set grading, you'll find all the controls you'd expect from a colour grading panel without compromising on the essential ergonomics. The wave features crisp, easy to read, ice-white OLED displays and custom trackerball units based on a non-contacting optical pickup. With enough buttons and knobs to keep your most needed controls at your fingertips, the Wave will increase your productivity, leaving you to get on with what you're best at doing - being creative!

Extensive support

Most of our software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Wave. When the Wave is used with the Tangent Mapper* you can even customise the layout of the controls.

*see the Application Support tab to see if your application supports the Tangent Mapper.

  • Sculpted wave profile
  • Lightweight materials used for portability
  • High resolution, long life trackerballs with optical pickups
  • 46mm diameter balls retained by clips, which can be removed for cleaning
  • Knobs have a built-in "press to reset" switch
  • Inlay provided to hard-label the Function keys


USB for communication and power
  • USB plug-and play (HID device therefore no drivers are required)
  • USB powered (so no need for external power supply)
  • A single USB cable
  • [[3x]] Programmable trackerballs with Master dials
  • Individual reset buttons for ball and dial
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[9x]] Programmable buttons
  • [[9x]] Programmable knobs with integral push button resets
  • [[3x]] Displays to soft label programmable knobs and buttons
  • [[9x]] Programmable function buttons
  • Standard transport controls with jog dial
  • Controls can only be programmed if the host application supports the Tangent Mapper. To check if your application supports the Tangent Mapper please see the Application Support tab and select you application there.
  • All designs and features subject to change without notification.
The Wave product Datasheet to download in pdf format Wave Datasheet (1985 downloads)
User Manual
The Wave product User Manual to download in pdf format. Wave User Manual (2832 downloads)
Firmware Update v1.12
This update is required if you want to use your panel with Mac OSX 10.9 or greater. It's not required if you're only using the panel with Windows.
Firmware Updater Tool for Mac
Firmware Updater Tool for Windows
Please note the following important points:
Looking for the Tangent Hub or application support? Click on the Application Support tab.
What application do you use?
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  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe SpeedGrade
  • Assimilate SCRATCH
  • Autodesk Flame
  • Autodesk Flame Assist
  • Autodesk Flame Premium
  • Autodesk Flare
  • Autodesk Lustre
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • Blackmagic Generation
  • Codex Live
  • Codex Production Suite
  • Codex Vault S and XL series
  • Color Finale Pro
  • Colorfront On-Set Dailies
  • Digital Vision Nucoda
  • Digital Vision Phoenix
  • FilmLight Baselight 1/2/4/8
  • FilmLight Baselight for Avid
  • FilmLight Baselight for FCP
  • FilmLight Daylight
  • FilmLight Prelight
  • FilmLight Prelight on-set
  • FireFly FirePost
  • Foolcolor Foolcontrol
  • FotoKem nextLAB Live
  • FotoKem nextLAB Mobile
  • Framewright LinkColor
  • Gamma & Density 3CP
  • IFX Piranha
  • In2Core Qtake HD
  • Lasergraphics Dierctor10K
  • Lasergraphics ScanStation
  • Map Unsupported Application
  • Marquise RAIN
  • MTI CORTEX Dailies
  • Phase One Capture One Pro
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • Pomfort Live Grade
  • SAM Archangel Ph.C-HD
  • DFT Sondor ALTRA
  • Sony Catalyst Browse
  • Sony Catalyst Prepare
  • Sony RAW Viewer
  • Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse
  • Wowow IS-mini
  • YoYotta YoYo
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