The Tangent Element Panels Kit features the Trackerball, Multifunction, Knob, and Button panels. Together, these panels offer a widely-functional control setup that replaces a keyboard and mouse in operating select functions of supporting software, such as of supporting color-grading software. The panels can be used to achieve precise results quicker and with more technical gratification than possible with a keyboard and mouse. The list of supporting software is a growing one and includes such applications as DaVinci Resolve, SCRATCH, On-Set Dailies, Mistika, and YoYo. The controls of the panels can be programmed and reprogrammed to operate different functions. The manufacturers of supporting software designate the functions that each panel and its controls can operate, and the manufacturers make available the details of their designations in either the respective software manuals or by phone or email upon contact, depending on the manufacturer. Upon a control's being programmed, its functionality gets labeled on the display screen of its panel. When reprogrammed, its functionality gets re-labeled. The display screens have white OLED bulbs and show crisp, high-contrast, high-resolution easy-to-read characters.
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!
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 Element panels are used with Tangent's Hub service* you can even customise the layout of the controls, making the panels even more intuitive.
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.
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.
Many of our software partners have released versions of their applications which support the Element panels. Please check our application list for further details.UPC:
• 4 Panels in set:
• Modular design:
• Ultra-slim all metal construction.
• Small desk footprint:
• A set of 4 panels has a footprint of 77cm x 20cm (30.3” x 7.9”).
• Low profile: (all panels)
• Every programmable control labelled:
All new trackerball design:
All new knob design:
USB for communication and power:
A set of 4 panels provides the following controls:
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