British design house, Tangent has announced a slew of updates for the final release of its entry level, low-cost colour controller the Ripple. The announcement took place yesterday on the colourist forum Lift Gama Gain, by the company’s Technical Director Chris Rose.
Rose said that after showing the Ripple’s working prototype at the 2015 IBC, the company came away with a number of suggestion they’ve taken onboard. Namely that the dials needed to be larger, an increase in the distance between the ball and the dial, to make the “finger dimple” in the dial deeper, and finally to add some kind of “grip” to the edge of dial.
Those changes have now been incorporated into the final design of the controller, which has delayed its release date from March to now April.
Designed as a low-cost solution for those starting out as colourists or editors, or for those who only edit occasionally, the controller features three trackerballs to speed up primary grading and programmable A and B buttons for often repeated processors. It’s compact size means it can be used on the run and it comes with Tanget’s Mapper software, which allows users to completely customise the controller for their needs.
It’s also compatible with most grading and NLE software, such as Resolve, Nucoda, SCRATCH, and Adobe’s SpeedGrade and will work alongside other panels from the Element range (including the element-Vs tablet app).
- 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.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Ripple is due to be on sale April 2016, with an estimated price of US$350.
For more info, check: www.tangentwave.co.uk.
Feature image: Tangent Ripple prototype seen at IBC 2015 (image: Jeremiah Karpowicz of Pro Video Coalition).
Excerpts from Announcement.