by Richard Lackey | 12th February 2016
The much awaited Tangent Ripple control surface is finally going into production and should be shipping at the end of April. First shown at IBC last year, UK-based Tangent have quietly incorporated feedback and perfected their new entry level control surface. The Tangent Ripple fills a real need for an affordable entry-level, highly portable control panel for colorists on the move, DIT carts and anyone wanting more professional control. This latest update was recently posted on the forum Lift Gamma Gain. Tangent produces some of the most highly respected and well-priced color grading control surfaces, such as the Tangent Wave, and Tangent Element panels for use on a broad range of systems all over the world. The Ripple fills out the line-up so that anyone who works with color can afford a hands-on professional experience. The Ripple will work with a wide variety of grading systems including DaVinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Adobe Speedgrade, Baselight, and more. For a full list of software compatibility see the list on the Tangent website. We recently shared more details of the Tangent Ripple here, where I had a more in-depth look at the features and software compatibility that the Tangent Ripple is set to be released with. Tangent Ripple to Feature at NAB Above you can see the finalised design as it will go into production. Early production models will be shown at NAB at their booth (SL5507), as well as some of their partners’ booths. There definitely seems to be a bit of a buzz surrounding Tangent’s upcoming product although only time will tell if the buzz is warranted. Are you going to be attending NAB? If so, are you looking forward to getting a closer look at the new look Tangent Ripple? I know that a lot of people at Cinema5D are extremely excited to have a go!Read more
by Richard Lackey | 8th January 2016
The Tangent Ripple is the latest entry level 3-way color control panel from Tangent Devices. While the cost of professional color grading software has dropped dramatically, hardware control panels have not, until now. If you don’t know them already, Tangent Devices is a well respected UK company that make the popular Tangent Element and Tangent Wave control surfaces compatible with Resolve, SCRATCH, Speedgrade, Nucoda and many more. Tangent Devices have answered the demand for a professional grade low cost controller with the Tangent Ripple, introduced back in September 2015 at IBC. While it doesn’t provide all of the mappable keys of the larger panels, it does provide the most essential control for anyone stuck grading with a keyboard and mouse. Ripple features three trackerballs with dials and user assignable A and B buttons. The controls can be assigned in any software compatible with the Mapper, as well as natively by any software that uses the Tangent Hub. The Tangent Ripple is USB powered and will be great for editors and colourists when tethered to a laptop on the go as well as users without any kind of control panel who want to invest in something small and affordable to enhance their color correction experience. Features: 3 trackerballs with dials for masters. High resolution optical pick-ups for the balls and dials. Independent reset buttons for the balls and dials. Programmable A and B buttons. USB powered with integral cable. Light-weight compact size. The Tangent Ripple is due early 2016 with an estimated price of $350. This makes it the most affordable professional color correction panel on the market. Check out the Tangent Devices website for more info and updates.Read more
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