What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel

B&H # TAETKP Mfr # ELEMENT TK PANEL
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $1,135.00
Product Highlights
  • For DaVinci Resolve / SCRATCH / and More
  • Replaces Keyboard and Mouse
  • Programmable / Reprogrammable Controls
  • Laser Pickup Trackerballs and Rings
  • Tactile Response Buttons
  • Display Labels What Each Control Does
  • Desk Footprint of Only 7.9 Inches Deep
  • Connects Plug-and-Play by USB Cable
  • Magnetically Attaches to More Panels
  • Precision Laser-Cut Solid Aluminum

The Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel is the "Trackerball" panel of a set of four Element panels that replace 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.

The Tk panel has three programmable trackerballs and three programmable rings atop the balls. It has separate reset buttons for each ball and ring, and two buttons to program functions like ALT and Shift into. The trackerballs and rings work by optical laser pickup for high-precision and extended life. The trackerballs can be removed for cleaning, and they can be reinstalled quite easily.

The different panels can be used individually or all together in a set. More than one of each type can be incorporated into a set, and a widely-functional control system can thus be put together. The panels are made from precision laser-cut solid aluminum. They neatly attach to each other's sides by magnet, and they take up a desk footprint of only 7.9 inches deep. They are USB-powered and connect to a computer each by a single USB cable via plug-and-play functionality, without need for drivers to be installed. The panels can also optionally be used with Tangent's HUB service, which allows the layouts of the panels' controls to be customized. (Supporting software would have to also support HUB API.)

Tk Panel
  • Features 3 programmable trackerballs and 3 programmable rings
  • Equipped with individual reset buttons for each ball and for each ring
  • 2 buttons are available to program Shift, ALT and similar functions into
  • The balls and rings work by laser pickup ensuring precision and long life
  • The rings also have smooth bearing. The buttons work by tactile response
  • Compatible with Tangent's HUB service for customized layout of the controls
Design
  • The panel takes up a very small desk footprint of only 7.9 inches deep
  • Made of laser-cut aluminum and attaches onto other panels magnetically
  • An OLED display shows what each individual control is programmed to do
  • Connects to a computer by a single USB cable via plug-and-play functionality
Supporting Software
  • The list is growing and includes DaVinci Resolve, SCRATCH, On-Set Dailies, Mistika, and YoYo
Controls 3 trackerballs
3 rings
3 trackerball reset buttons
3 ring reset buttons
2 buttons to program Shift and ALT and similar functions into
Display White OLED soft-label display
Power Connects to a computer by a single USB cable. No additional power is required.
Dimensions 12.9 x 7.9" (33 x 20 cm)
Front height: .6" (1.5 cm)
Rear height: 1.8" (4.5 cm)
Rear height with display: 3.1" (8 cm)
Ball diameter: 1.8" (4.6 cm)
Weight Boxed: 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)
Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel
  • USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Tangent DevicesElement Tk Panel
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Improves performance (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Business (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

        Reviewed by 6 customers

        Sort by

        Displaying reviews 1-6

        Back to top

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am so happy with this purchase!

        By Andrew

        from Naples, Fl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy to Customize
        • Easy to Navigate

        Cons

        • None yet

        Best Uses

        • Educational Purposes
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel:

        I bought this product to use with Adobe Speed grade CC. It works fantastic with it. The level of control you have with the trackballs is something you will never get with a mouse. I recommend this product 200% for anyone looking to get into the art of color grading. Now for the absolute reason why I stand by this product:

        I stand by this product because Tangent stands by this product as it was made very apparent in this short story. I was having loads of problems getting this thing to work with my Speed Grade UI. I emailed support with many questions and frustrations and much to my surprise the reply I got was from the technical director himself who does all the test videos for the product. He assured me we would get everything up and running. Well after three days trading emails we finally figured out what was wrong. And that is I was not following directions. Although he tried to take the blame for it in an email, I quickly reassured him that it was my mistake. The point here is this. The company is based out if the UK, the man was on a camping trip with his family, and it was a holiday in the UK. And he still took time out of each day to respond back to me and walk me through troubleshooting steps. Now that my friends is "support." I apologized for bothering him during a holiday and told him I did not realize he was in the UK. I have to tell you all. This product is pretty amazing. I use it everyday now! They carry much more simple and intuitive interfaces just like it to add onto it, so you dont have to buy the whole suite all at once. You should check them out here on. I know B&H sells all of their equipment! Again, So happy with this purchase. I plan on purchasing the whole suite as my skills develop! I tried to blast them on social media and give them a plug but they have no social media set up. This was the best I could do!

        P.S. For all you SpeedGrade users, you will have to upgrade to Creative Cloud to use this product.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Makes color correcting life easier

        By studioflux

        from Florida

        About Me Independent Producer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Navigate
        • Increases Work Speed
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Promos
          • Tv Commercials

          Comments about Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel:

          I purchased this because I've been using Davinci Resolve and SpeedGrade for color correction and grading. Since purchasing this, I've found that the speed increase which I can color correct is worth it. The rotating dials and balls in the TK reduce the amount of mouse clicks and guessing and the fine tuning you get using this is incredible. Note: make sure you download "HUB" from the Tangent devices website in order to make it work with Davinci Resolve.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By Flight4

          from Worldwide

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel:

                I have been a colourist for more than 30 years.... This product is excellent in every respect.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Increase Control of Your Color Grade

                By mjt

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel:

                  I use this Tangent Element TK panel to color grade HD video in Davinci Resolve. When I started learning Davinci Resolve, I initially used a mouse during color grading until I was sure the software was for me. Once I knew I would continue using Resolve, I picked up this panel and found it worked seamlessly with Resolve and gave me more control over my color grading. First load the software for this panel, then simply identify it in Davinci Resolve Preferences and it works like a charm. I currently own just the 3-trackball panel (TK) and it works incredibly well with Resolve. I am so satisfied with the function of this panel, that eventually, I will purchase the other three panels for the complete set. If you know you will eventually purchase the entire set...do so immediately and reap savings on the entire set over purchasing individually.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Light, versatile grading surface

                  By Ed the Editor

                  from NYC

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel:

                      With the Element, Tangent has made a USB-connected multi-platform grading panel capable of servicing an exceptionally broad range of grading softwares. It's tiny footprint also means that, unlike many of the JL Coopers & even Tangent's own CP100 and CP200, it takes up far less of your desk-space; and, being USB-based, is a perfect choice for colorists to take their panels to clients' remote grading suites.

                      Simple, versatile, powerful, light: Tangent has made a winner.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By soundsofmylife

                      from singapore

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Tangent Devices Element Tk Panel:

                        Bought the set and using it with DaVinci Resolve. Fully supported! Great to use and takes up very little real estate. A good step up from the Tangent Wave.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        Additional System Components

                        Show more >
                        Tangent Devices -  Element Bt Panel
                        • Price: $660.25
                         

                        Editing Software

                        Assimilate -  SCRATCH Lab for Mac
                        • You Pay: $5,990.00
                        Electronic Download i This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.
                         
                        Assimilate -  SCRATCH Lab for Windows
                        • You Pay: $5,990.00
                        Electronic Download i This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.
                         
                        See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                        Close

                        Close

                        Close