In Action: The Tangent Element with DaVinci Resolve 10
Welcome back to our continuing series on colorist control surfaces. In this Insight, we’ll take a quick look at using the Tangent Element with DaVinci Resolve 10. I’ll be focusing on some of the new features implemented in Resolve 10 as well as share a few annoyances in this latest Resolve 10 update.
I also have a First Look video I did in 2013 with B&H Photo in New York City not long after the Element first started shipping. If you’re new to the Element or working with control surfaces in general, that video is a good supplement to this one.
Tangent Element and DaVinci Resolve: Semi-Modular Implementation
If you’re primarily using these panels with DaVinci Resolve and you’re not buying the full set all at once—you’ve got to be careful which of the panels you buy. Only the Trackball and Multifunction panels can be bought independently, in any order you want. The Knobs and Buttons panels must be bought as a pair. It’s the way Resolve is programmed to work with these panels. If you buy them individually you’ll find they won’t work as expected.
Tangent Hub required
Using the Tangent Element with DaVinci Resolve 10 does require the installation of the Tangent Hub software, which can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s support page. As I mention in this video, the button layout is NOT customizable with DaVinci Resolve – we just have to learn to love how it’s programmed.
This is not an exhaustive How-To video on using the Tangent Element with DaVinci Resolve. So I’m sure you’ll have some questions! That’s why we’ve got the comments down below the video. Go ahead and ask away!