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Tangent Element Mf Panel

B&H # TAEMFP MFR # ELEMENT MF PANEL
Tangent Element Mf Panel

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Product Highlights

  • For DaVinci Resolve / SCRATCH / and More
  • Replaces Keyboard and Mouse
  • Programmable / Reprogrammable Controls
  • Laser Pickup Trackerball and Ring
  • 21 Tactile Response Buttons
  • Two Display Label 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
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You Pay: $1,040.25

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The Tangent Devices Element Mf Panel is the "Multifunction" 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 Mf panel has two display screens and twelve programmable buttons. It has one programmable trackerball and one programmable ring atop the ball. It has separate reset buttons for the ball and the ring, two buttons to program functions like ALT and Shift into, and standard transport buttons such as "play" and "stop". The trackerball and ring 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.)

Mf Panel
  • Features 1 trackerball, 1 ring, and 12 buttons, all programmable
  • Additionally features standard transport buttons and 2 reset buttons
  • 2 buttons are available to program Shift, ALT and similar functions into
  • The ball and ring work by laser pickup that ensures precision and long life
  • The ring also has smooth bearing, and the buttons work by tactile response
  • Compatible with Tangent's HUB service for a 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
  • Two OLED displays show 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 Main controls:
12 buttons
1 trackerball (can double as jog / shuttle)
1 ring
Secondary controls:
1 trackerball reset button
1 ring reset button
2 buttons to program Shift and ALT and similar functions into
Standard transport buttons
Display 2 white OLED soft-label displays
Power Connects to a computer by a single USB cable. No additional power is required.
Dimensions 8.6 x 7.9" (22 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: 3.37 lbs (1.53 kg)
Tangent Element Mf Panel
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    TangentElement Mf Panel
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to navigate (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Business (3)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (3)

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        5.0

        Speeding up my workflow

        By Randy Mills

        from Fair Oaks, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Animation
          • Color Correcting
          • Editing

          Comments about Tangent Element Mf Panel:

          I bought this panel in conjunction with the Bt panel and used Tangent Mapper to map them for animation in Maya and for editing in FCPX as well as coloring in DaVinci Resolve and I'm able to work as fast as I can push the buttons now! It's amazing what a control surface will do for your workflow, I only wish I had done it sooner!

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

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          4.0

          Great for Resolve

          By BK

          from USA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Navigate

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Tangent Element Mf Panel:

            I use this panel constantly when grading because all the frame store and keyframing controls are at my fingertips, as are add nodes and disable/enable nodes.

            I don't care for the jog control on this and I don't use it much for playback control but for everything else its a huge time saver for me.

            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            love it!!

            By MRamirez

            from San Francisco, CA

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Tangent Element Mf Panel:

                  Works like it should, and it feels extremely comfortable... love it!!!

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

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                  5.0

                  no more click and drag

                  By Johnny C.

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Director of Photography

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Navigate

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Grading

                    Comments about Tangent Element Mf Panel:

                    Makes for a major speed increase, in productivity. Build quality is pretty good, rubberized ring provides solid grip, and trackballs have good weight to them.

                    I use it with Davinci Resolve Lite v10

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

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                    5.0

                    The future of cinema is in your hands

                    By Ferran Mendoza

                    from New York

                    About Me Film Student

                    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 Element Mf Panel:

                      You can correct at a professional level at your house.
                      Pricey but worth every penny

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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