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Ripple

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Ripple
  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Panel Support
  • Application Support

Ripple is our entry level panel with a price-tag to match.

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.

Reliability

You might think that we've cut corners with the components used on this entry level panel. Not so; all the internal components have been carefully chosen for reliability. The trackerballs and dials all have optical pickups, which means they are long-life and high precision.

 

 

Extensive Support

Most of our software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Element panels which means that they also support the Ripple. Some have even created custom, alternative mappings for the Ripple itself. Please check the Application Support tab for further details. When the Ripple 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.

Expansion

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
  • Sculpted profile
  • Lightweight materials used for portability
  • High resolution, long life trackerballs with optical pickups
  • 46mm diameter balls which can be removed for cleaning

 

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
Dimensions
product-ripple-dims
Controls
  • [[3x]] Programmable trackerballs with Master dials
  • Individual reset buttons for ball and dial
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
Notes
  • 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.
Documentation
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User Manual
The Ripple product User Manual to download in pdf format. Ripple User Manual (5041 downloads)
Firmware Update
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Element

With a compact design you'd expect a compromise on ergonomics, features and controls. With the Element range, there is no compromise!

Tk

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Trackerball

Mf

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Multifunction

Kb

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Knob

Bt

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Button
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Tk

Trackerball
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Mf

Multifunction
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Kb

Knob
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Bt

Button
Element
  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Panel Support
  • Application Support

With today’s multi-purposing work stations, where desk space is at a premium, having a fully featured panel that is compact, fully featured and stylish enough to match its surroundings is a must. But, you’d expect that having a compact design means having to compromise ergonomics, features and control size. With the Element range, there is no compromise! Despite their small desk foot print, each Element offers full size controls which are ergonomically laid out, and best of all, there’s lots of them!

Intuitive

When it comes to having lots of controls, one of the problems can be "just what does each control do?" This isn't the case with Element; every programmable control is clearly labelled, so if the function of the control changes, so does its display label – no more having to refer back to reference notes or on screen help. When the Elements are 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.

Function and style

Apart from the size, the first thing you will notice about Element is the stylish, ultra slim design. Quality comes in the form of a solid aluminium, precision laser cut case. But it doesn’t end there; all the internal components have been carefully chosen for reliability. All rotary controls and trackerballs have optical pickups, which means they are long-life and high precision.The buttons are ultra-reliable with a positive tactile response. The displays are crisp, high-contrast, high-resolution, easy to read, white OLEDs. When put side by side the panels magnetically lock together, keeping the layout neatly aligned.

Cost effective

You would have thought that all this comes with a high price tag - not so with Element! Each Element is competitively priced, and because it’s modular in design you can pick and choose which components you need, targeting your funds where they’re needed most. And if your budget allows it, you can even add more of the same panel type to build your ultimate control surface.

Extensive support

Most of our software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Element panels. Please check the Application Support tab for further details. If you intend to purchase only certain panels from the set, or if you intend you purchase more than one of any panel, then you should check that your software supports this option.

Features
  • Ultra-slim all metal construction
  • Every programmable control is labelled on a high contrast, high resolution, OLED display
  • The display also provides value / feedback where appropriate
  • A set containing one of each panel model has an overall footprint of 77cm x 20cm (30.3” x 7.9”)
Modular design
  • Choose whichever panels you want to start with and expand the set as required
  • The layout is configurable to suit handedness, desk space and to place around other equipment
  • Multiple panels of each model may be added to your layout; especially useful for some applications
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 for each panel
Trackerballs and knobs
  • High resolution, long life trackerballs with optical laser pickups
  • Each ball has a third axis “ring” with smooth bearing
  • 46mm diameter balls retained by the rings, which can be removed for cleaning
  • High resolution, long life knobs with optical pickups
  • Each knob has a built-in "press to reset" switch
Tk: Trackerball panel
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  • [[3x]] Programmable trackerballs with 3rd axis ring
  • Individual reset buttons for ball and ring
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[1x]] Display to soft label programmable controls
Mf: Multifunction panel
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  • [[1x]] Programmable trackerball (often used for jog/shuttle)
  • Standard transport controls
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[12x]] Programmable buttons
  • [[2x]] Displays to soft label all programmable controls and display timecode & status etc.
Kb: Knob panel
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  • [[12x]] Programmable knobs with integral push button resets
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[1x]] Display to soft label all programmable controls
Bt: Button panel
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  • [[12x]] Programmable buttons
  • [[2x]] Additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
  • [[1x]] Display to soft label all programmable controls
Notes
  • 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.
Documentation
document
Datasheet
The Element product Datasheet to download in pdf format Element Datasheet (4465 downloads)
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Pre-Purchase FAQ
Answers to some common questions asked before buying the Element panels Element Pre-Purchase FAQ (2066 downloads)
document
User Manual
The Element product User Manual to download in pdf format. Element User Manual (4198 downloads)
Firmware Update
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  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe SpeedGrade
  • Apple FCPX
  • 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
  • In2Core Qtake HD
  • Map Unsupported Application
  • Marquise RAIN
  • MTI CORTEX Dailies
  • Phase One Capture One Pro
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • Pomfort Live Grade
  • RED REDCINE-X PRO
  • SAM Quantel Rio
  • SAM Quantel Rio Assist
  • SGO Mistika
  • Sony Catalyst Browse
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  • Sony RAW Viewer
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Wave

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

Wave
  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Panel Support
  • Application Support

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.

Features
  • 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
Dimensions
product-wave-dims
Controls
  • [[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
Notes
  • 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.
Documentation
document
Datasheet
The Wave product Datasheet to download in pdf format Wave Datasheet (1714 downloads)
document
User Manual
The Wave product User Manual to download in pdf format. Wave User Manual (2460 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.
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Notes
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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
  • Map Unsupported Application
  • Marquise RAIN
  • MTI CORTEX Dailies
  • Phase One Capture One Pro
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • Pomfort Live Grade
  • RED REDCINE-X PRO
  • SAM Archangel Ph.C-HD
  • DFT Sondor ALTRA
  • Sony Catalyst Browse
  • Sony Catalyst Prepare
  • Sony RAW Viewer
  • Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse
  • Wowow IS-mini
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Element-Vs

For a great introduction to Tangent Control Surfaces why not try out our Apps for iOS and Android

Element-Vs
  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Panel Support
  • Application Support

The element-Vs is a fully featured set of Element panels in the form of a tablet app. The virtual versions of each of the Element panels have exactly the same controls and layouts as the real thing so you won't be missing any features.

Standalone or combine

You don't need to own the real panels in order to use the app - it's fully standalone. You can combine it with your real panels to expand your Element set, using it to replace panels in the range that you don't have. Or, if you want to add another panel to your range, say for example you would like an additional Bt panel, then you can use the app to do just that*.

*This requires the host application to support the Tangent Mapper. See the Application Support tab to check if your application supports the Tangent Mapper.

Supports most tablets

There's an iOS and Android version of the app covering most tablets - all generation iPads and any Android with 7" screen size and above.

Multiple tablets

Create a totally "glass" control surface by using multiple tablets. As long as all your tablets are linked to the same Apple or Android account then you only need to buy one copy of the app*.

*Check with your Apple or Android user account that this is allowed.

Free version

element-Vs free (Android) and element-Vs sample (iOS) are the free version which allows you to try every feature of the app. The free version is fully featured so you get to use every aspect of the app, the only limitation being that you can only use it for a total of an hour in any day.

More uses

  • On-set grading.
  • Portable.
  • Training.
  • Sitting at the back of your suite with your client reviewing a grade.

Where to buy

Download both the free and full versions from either the Apple App Store or Android Play Store.

Element emulation

Emulation for all Element panel types:

  • Element-Tk
  • Element-Mf
  • Element-Kb
  • Element-Bt
Apple or Android
  • Any generation apple iPad can be used.
  • Any Android tablet with a screen size of 7" or greater can be used.

Please test your intended tablet with the free version before purchasing.

Multi-touch

Use all controls simultaneously.

WiFi

Connection is WiFi only. The tablet running the app must be on the same network as the host computer. Latency may be experienced if the WiFi network is used by other applications and devices.

Multiple tablets

Use multiple tablets together. You only need to buy one copy*.

*Check with your Apple or Android user account that this is allowed.

 

Free version

element-Vs free (Android) and element-Vs sample (iOS) are the free version which allows you to try every feature of the app. You can only use the app for a total of 1 hour in every day. After you have used the free version for 1 hour you will be reminded that it is the free version and you should consider buying the app.

Notes
  • 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.
Documentation
document
User Manual
The Element-Vs product User Manual to download in pdf format. Element-Vs User Manual (3820 downloads)
Notes
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  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe SpeedGrade
  • Apple FCPX
  • 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
  • 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
  • In2Core Qtake HD
  • Map Unsupported Application
  • Marquise RAIN
  • MTI CORTEX Dailies
  • Phase One Capture One Pro
  • Pixel Farm PF Clean
  • Pomfort Live Grade
  • RED REDCINE-X PRO
  • SAM Quantel Rio
  • SAM Quantel Rio Assist
  • Sony Catalyst Browse
  • Sony Catalyst Prepare
  • Sony RAW Viewer
  • Wowow IS-mini
  • YoYotta YoYo
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