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Tangent Element Panels Kit

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Tangent Element Panels Kit
Key Features
  • Includes Tk, Mf, Kb, and Bt Panels
  • For DaVinci Resolve / SCRATCH / and More
  • Programmable / Reprogrammable Controls
  • Laser Pickup Trackerballs and Rings
Ditch the keyboard and mouse when editing or doing advanced color correction with the Tangent Devices Element Panels Kit. This bundle includes the Tk Panel with three trackerballs - ideal for three-way color correction - the Mf Panel with an additional trackerball plus 21 tactile response buttons - ideal for secondaries work - the Kb Panel with 12 user-assignable knobs, and the Bt Panel with 14 additional tactile response buttons.
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Tangent element Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tangent Element Tk Panel
  • 3Tangent Element Mf Panel
  • 4Tangent Element Bt Panel
  • 5Tangent Element Kb Panel

Ditch the keyboard and mouse when editing or doing advanced color correction with the Tangent Devices Element Panels Kit. This bundle includes the Tk Panel with three trackerballs - ideal for three-way color correction - the Mf Panel with an additional trackerball plus 21 tactile response buttons - ideal for secondaries work - the Kb Panel with 12 user-assignable knobs, and the Bt Panel with 14 additional tactile response buttons.

A magnetic mechanism allows all four panels to be combined seamlessly into a single, contiguous control surface. The list of compatible software is a growing one and includes such applications as DaVinci Resolve, SCRATCH, On-Set Dailies, Mistika, and YoYo. For more information on each panel, please follow the links below.

Tangent Element Tk Panel

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
Tangent Element Mf Panel

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
Tangent Element Bt Panel

The Tangent Devices Element Bt Panel is the "Button" 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 Bt panel has fourteen programmable buttons, two of which are for programming Shift, ALT and similar functions into.

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.)

Bt Panel
  • Features 14 programmable buttons that work by tactile response
  • 2 of the 14 are for programming Shift, ALT and similar functions into
  • Compatible with Tangent's HUB service for customized control layouts
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
Tangent Element Kb Panel

The Tangent Devices Element Kb Panel is the "Knob" 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 Kb panel has twelve programmable knobs and two buttons for programming functions like Shift and ALT into.

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.)

Kb Panel
  • Features 12 programmable knobs and 2 tactile response buttons
  • The buttons are for programming Shift, ALT and similar functions into
  • Compatible with Tangent's HUB service for customized layout of 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

Tangent Element Tk Panel Specs

Controls
3x Trackball
2x Pre-Labeled Key
6x Programmable Key
Display
Monochrome OLED
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Inputs / Outputs
USB I/O
1x Mini-USB 2.0 Female Input
Power
Power Source
USB
Physical
Dimensions
13 x 7.9 x 3.1" / 33 x 20 x 8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.6 x 10.8 x 5.5"

Tangent Element Mf Panel Specs

Inputs / Outputs
USB I/O
1x Mini-USB 2.0 Female Input
Power
Power Source
USB
Physical
Controls
1x Trackball
14x Programmable Key
7x Pre-Labeled Key
Display
2x Monochrome OLED
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Dimensions
8.7 x 7.9 x 3.1" / 22 x 20 x 8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.5 x 10.7 x 5.4"

Tangent Element Bt Panel Specs

Inputs / Outputs
USB I/O
1x Mini-USB 2.0 Female Input
Power
Power Source
USB
Physical
Controls
12x Programmable Key
2x Pre-Labeled Key
Display
Monochrome OLED
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Dimensions
7.9 x 4.3 x 3.1" / 20 x 11 x 8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.62 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.7 x 6.5 x 5.45"

Tangent Element Kb Panel Specs

Inputs / Outputs
USB I/O
1x Mini-USB 2.0 Female Input
Power
Power Source
USB
Physical
Controls
12x Dial
2x Pre-Labeled Key
Display
Monochrome OLED
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Dimensions
7.9 x 4.3 x 3.1" / 20 x 11 x 8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.1 x 7 x 6.6"

Tangent element Reviews

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can anyone tell the dimensions of the panels ...

can anyone tell the dimensions of the panels together?
Asked by: rodrigo
The width of the full bundle is 30in (77cm) and the depth 8in (20cm) If you need more details then visit the Element product page of the Tangent website https://www.tangentwave.co.uk/products/#element and click on the Specs tab - all the dimensions for each panel are listed there.
Answered by: Tangent Customer Support
Date published: 2020-06-30

Does this work with Adobe Photoshop?

Does this work with Adobe Photoshop?
Asked by: Michael
No, The system will adapt to adobe lightroom and premiere.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-10-31

How ergonomical is the Element? How hard is it to ...

How ergonomical is the Element? How hard is it to press the buttons? Are they stiff or easy to press?
Asked by: Mike
The Tangent Element Panels Kit (BH #TAEBQ) is a professional level console for editing and color correction - it may take you a couple weeks to learn the layout if you're coming from a traditional mouse and keyboard, but once your muscle memory adjusts, the panels make your editing experience much faster and simpler. The buttons have an appropriate level of give and the layout is ergonomically satisfying.
Answered by: Zacky
Date published: 2024-01-31

Is this system 100% compatible with Da Vinci ...

Is this system 100% compatible with Da Vinci Resolve 16 on Windows 10 PC and does anyone know if it 100% compatible with Da Vinci 17??
Asked by: Derrick
Yes it will work on Windows, and yes it will work with DaVinci 17.
Answered by: Geetika
Date published: 2021-02-25

question

What's a good, powered USB hub to go with the Tangent Element? So that the whole USB bus still runs smoothly (lots of external devices plugged in)
Asked by: Philipp
We can suggest this one: Xcellon 4-Port Powered USB 3.0 Aluminum Hub (Black) B&H # XCUSB4PHV2.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-01-08

question

When using all the panels together, do you need 4 separate USB plugged in? Or when connected, does one USB handle all the panels?
Asked by: Danish
You need to use a USB for each panel. You will need to purchase a USB hub(one with its own power cord). Just plug all the USB plugs into the hub and connect the hub to your computer. BH has those hubs in stock.
Answered by: johnny j.
Date published: 2021-03-25

question

Does it work on Windows by using DaVinci Resolve?
Asked by: Cheng Han L.
Yes. I have Da Vinci Resolve and I am using Windows 10.
Answered by: Daniel V.
Date published: 2019-01-08

question

Does the Tangent Element Panels Kit work with Avid 8.X?
Asked by: Ames
Unfortunately Avid have not added native support for Tangent panels within any of their products. It is still possible to map keyboard shortcuts to the panel controls however this is obviously far more limited than native support.
Answered by: Tangent Tangent Expert
Date published: 2019-01-08
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