Color grading control panels have traditionally been the preserve of colorists using high-end video-editing and grading software, however, the panels from Tangent are the first to be adapted to a stills application - Capture One Pro.
Each Tangent panel model is supported by Capture One Pro with a default control layout called a map. In its simplest implementation, the three tracker-balls in the Tangent Ripple, Element Tk, and Wave panels can be used to adjust the tint and saturation (with the outer ring controlling the lightness) of the three color wheels in the Color Balance tool, but they’re not limited to that.
Using the Tangent Mapper application (downloaded from the Tangent website) for each of the models, more sophisticated panels with their additional knobs and buttons can be customized or mapped to control your favorite tools.
With the fully-featured and modular Tangent Element system, for example, consisting of the individual Tk, Kb, Mf, and Bt panels, you can control just about every tool in Capture One and perform even the most complex tasks.
To edit and create custom maps, the Tangent Mapper application is required. The Tangent Mapper reveals over 460 properties that can be mapped in practically any configuration. Tangent grading panels can be purchased from Tangent resellers and some Phase One partners.