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Tangent Devices Wave Panel

B&H # TAWAVE Mfr # WAVE
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Price: $1,515.25
Product Highlights
  • Trackerballs
  • Controls Knobs
  • Label Buttons
  • Function Buttons
  • Master Dials
  • Transport Controls
  • OLED Display

The Wave Panel from Tangent Devices is designed to incorporate the features and functionality of Tangent's CP100 and CP200 series panels in an equally useful but more economical package. This compact unit features custom trackerballs that use non-contacting optical pickups and easy-to-read cool-blue OLED displays. Numerous control interfaces include control knobs, label buttons, function buttons, master dials, and transport controls.

Video Control Panel
Augment your favorite video-editing software package with this panel.
Interface
The unit's controls have been designed to provide an intuitive interface that meets your needs and facilitates your workflow.
Display (3) cool-blue OLED displays, each 5 lines high x 32 characters wide
Interface USB 2.0
System Requirements Mac OS X or later
Windows XP or later
Controls Soft Label Parameter Control Knobs:
(9) continuous rotation encoders with integral push button for reset
Soft Label Buttons:
(9) buttons
Function Buttons:
(9) function buttons labeled F1 to F9 for fast access to frequently used functions
Master Dials:
(3) continuous rotation encoders for master lift, gamma and gain controls
Trackerballs:
(3) non-contacting optical pickup trackerballs for differential lift, gamma and gain controls
Transport Controls:
(1) continuous rotation encoder for jog/shuttle functions
(5) buttons labeled with typical transport functions
Power 500mA maximum (via USB)
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Tangent Devices Wave Panel
  • Control Panel
  • Button Overlay
  • Software CD
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • One-Year Warranty against Defects in Material & Workmanship
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tangent DevicesWave Panel
     
    4.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Highly compatible (11)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Improves performance (9)
    • Professional quality (8)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (9)
      • In the studio (9)
      • Complex projects (4)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (9), Business owner (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      5.0

      A great product

      By F.Productions

      from Paris, France

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

        All the controls you have on the screen, are on the wave.
        When you're used to it, you save a lot of time.
        And so easy to install with Speedgrade CS6. Plug and Work !

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        5.0

        Perfect for coulorists starting out

        By JoeyMcFlow

        from Oslo, Norway

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

          I got my Wave panel two weeks ago, and use it with DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite on a Windows PC. I'm an editor who is getting into the colourist profession and i could not be happier with this purchase.It took 1 minute to install. Hooking it up with Resolve was as easy as selecting it from a list and it was instantly fully functional. You get the key map off the internet, and after 1 hour i was using nothing but the controller to navigate and grade basic grades. So far I've used it to grade a two music videos and one short, and I have not once thought it to be inadequate. Not to mention it's very light, and you can easily bring it around to work in several places each day! It requires one USB plug, and it's good to go. No external power.I have on a few occations noticed the colour balls can be a bit unresponsive, but i suspect this has more to do with the communication with my external HDD's rather than the panel itself. Also, the keys are not customizable for mapping (In Resolve), atleast not without third party software, but for me this has not been a problem. I can understand colourists with years of experience seeing this as a huge con, but for me, it was not an issue.Bottom line: Are you starting out, grading anything but huge projects, or moving around alot, the Tangent Wave panel is bang for your buck. I could not be happier. I wouldn't trade it for anything but the Resolve Control Surface. And I've tried other models.

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          5.0

          Excelent Product

          By Alvaro

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Professional Artist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

            Plug&Play, easy to use, a recommended buy for everyone who doesn't have the money for the expensive consoles and still get a great product

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            • No

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            5.0

            So Far so good

            By chisco

            from San José, Costa Rica

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

              Since I have the Wave, my workflow in Color and Resolve is faster than ever, and my clients are very happy with that, of course is just a tool, because all the good work is made by me.
              The only downside is the size, a little bigger to my work area.

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              4.0

              Solid panel for beginning colorists

              By Remo Pini

              from Zurich, Switzerland

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                  I'm using this panel for Davinci Resolve on Mac and PC. It works absolutely fine on both systems without any hitch. Some customizing and additional controls would be a nice addition (i.e. create an additional page on the panel with functions for channel mixer, ...)

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                  5.0

                  Great for Davinci Resolve

                  By Nate P

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Freelance DIT

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Big footprint
                  • Cheap plastic feel

                  Best Uses

                  • Davinci Resolve
                  • RedCine-X

                  Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                  In Davinci Resolve it speeds things up tremendously. Use it to control primaries, power windows, scrubbing and playback, etc. Only thing thats not so great is that you have to use two bottons to toggle through the 9 menu screens so its often faster to just use your mouse to select things on the screen, but if i needed to access all the buttons I should have bout the $30,000 davinci control surface...So, still a great panel, especially for the price!

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                  4.0

                  Must have accessory for Color Grading

                  By Cormackf

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful design
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Grading
                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                  Although excellent as a controller, a software for mapping or reordering the controls for MAC OS is missing, as the original button layout for DaVinci could be more intuitive. (the reason for 4 stars)

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                  5.0

                  It`s nice product.,

                  By Ly Songsing

                  from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                    I`d be wonderful product,.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Tangent Wave very nice!

                    By Houllahan

                    from Providence RI

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                      Well laid out panel a bit light but well made and works well with DaVinci Resolve. Great for an "On Set" system as it is light and portable.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great panel for DaVinci colour correctio

                      By Andy

                      from Norway / Europe

                      About Me Business Owner, Post-production

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                        Easy to use. Nice starter panels.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Buy for the Money

                        By Adrian Jebef

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                        • Plastic Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Grading Finishing

                        Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                        This is Tangent's lower cost entry into the color-correction control surface market. I prefer their CP200 panel as its build and feel is better but it also costs almost four times as much. And the CP200 does not support the wide range of applications that the Wave panel currently does. I use the Wave primarily with Iridas SpeedGrade and the integration is seamless. It also works wonderfully with Apple Color and the new $1000 software-only release of DaVinci Resolve. The Wave is well worth the price for professional results.

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                        5.0

                        Worth it's weight in gold

                        By Dave Dunville

                        from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                          This is the icing on the cake that is my editing suite. It has sped up my workflow by two or three times. That's a big deal when your in a time crunch. Setup was extremely easy, the software it came with was a two step process, and the mapping of the panel was extemely intuitive.

                          What I thought was going to be a flaw was the maintenence of the panel. I figured over time dirt would build up under the trackballs but the panel was built with removable tabs that allow you to easily take the trackballs out for cleaning.

                          The only things I would consider a con (though they really aren't) is that it takes a lot of deskspace. (big deal, get a bigger desk) and the button clicks are kind of loud (but whatever)

                          Overall, extremely pleased with it's ease of use, performance, and look.

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                          4.0

                          The handy panel

                          By un

                          from ZRH,CH

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                            The wave is a good gear :
                            - on a reasonable price
                            - easy setup
                            - safes a lot of time

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                            4.0

                            Works well

                            By Sander

                            from Bangkok, Thailand

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                                Good points:
                                - much and much better than working with a mouse
                                - trackballs work well
                                - I like the glowing text!
                                - good support for RedCine-X, Apple Color and Resolve for Mac

                                Bad points:
                                - it feels and sounds hollow and makes a 'clack' sounds which makes sense since it is mostly air inside!

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                                4.0

                                Gets the job done

                                By JustAnotherGuy

                                from USA

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Highly Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Tangent Devices Wave Panel:

                                  Not as impressive as more expensive brands (plastic instead of metal), but seems to get the job done.

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