Element Tk Panel
With today's multi-purposing work stations, where desk space is at a premium, having a fully featured panel that is compact, fully featured and stylish enough to match its surroundings is a must. But, you'd expect that having a compact design means having to compromise ergonomics, features and control size. With the Element range, there is no compromise!
Despite their small desk foot print, each Element offers full size controls which are ergonomically laid out, and best of all, there's lots of them!
element-Tk Key Features:
- 3 x programmable trackerballs.
- Individual reset buttons for ball and ring.
- 2 x additional buttons for SHIFT / ALT etc.
- 1 x display to soft label all programmable controls.
- Desk footprint: 33cm x 20cm (12.9" x 7.9").
When it comes to having lots of controls, one of the problems can be "just what does each control do?" This isn't the case with Element; every programmable control is clearly labelled, so if the function of the control changes, so does its display label — no more having to refer back to reference notes or on screen help. When Element panels are used with Tangent's Hub service* you can even customise the layout of the controls, making the panels even more intuitive.
*This requires the host application to support the Tangent Hub API.
Function and style
Apart from the size, the first thing you will notice about Element is the stylish, ultra slim design. Quality comes in the form of a solid aluminium, precision laser cut case. But it doesn't end there; all the internal components have been carefully chosen for reliability. All rotary controls and trackerballs have optical pickups, which means they are long-life and high precision.
The buttons are ultra-reliable with a positive tactile response. The displays are crisp, high-contrast, high-resolution, easy to read, white OLEDs. When put side by side the panels magnetically lock together, keeping the layout neatly aligned.
You would have thought that all this comes with a high price tag - not so with Element! Each Element is competitively priced, and because it's modular in design you can pick and choose which components you need, targeting your funds where they're needed most. And if your budget allows it, you can even add more of the same panel type to build your ultimate control surface.
Several of our software partners have released versions of their application which support the Element panels. These include:
- Assimilate SCRATCH ( v6.1 or later)
- Colorfront On-Set Dailies
- SGO Mistika ( v6.5 or later)
- YoYotta YoYo ( v3.1 or later)
Work is also underway for many other applications to incorporate support. These include:
- Apple Color
- Cintel FLOW & COLORFLOW
- DFT FLEXXITY
- Marquise OCEAN, RAIN & MIST
- Pixel Farm PF Clean