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Control Surfaces for Color Finesse

Color Finesse is designed to be used either via keyboard and mouse, or using a dedicated control surface. Color Finesse 3 offers you a choice of control surfaces.

Tangent Wave

An option for Color Finesse 3, the Tangent Wave augments the usual keyboard/mouse interface with a traditional colorist's control surface. Features of the Tangent Wave include:

  • Three trackball controls with continuous rotation controls and nine high-resolution encoders with integral push buttons give full control over color correction parameters.
  • Nine soft-label buttons, plus nine function buttons labeled F1-F9, used for storing/recalling grade settings and reset.
  • Page Up and Down buttons used to select Master/Shadow/Midtone/Highlight control page.
  • Three 32 x 5 alphanumeric displays provide labeling for the encoders and display of current control settings.
  • A jog-shuttle control, plus five buttons labeled with typical transport functions.
  • USB 2.0 interface.
  • Powered via USB, 500 mA max current draw.

    The Tangent Wave is available from Tangent resellers, and is supported by both the Macintosh and Windows versions of Color Finesse 3.0. More information on the Tangent Devices web site.

    Colorociter™ CS-1 Colorist's Workstation

    An option for Color Finesse, the Colorociter CS-1 augments the usual keyboard/mouse interface with a traditional colorist's control surface. Features of the Colorociter include:

    • Four backlit trackball controls with surrounding free-spinning ring controls and twelve high-resolution encoders for adjusting color correction parameters.
    • Seven page selection buttons to select which user-definable control layout is in use, plus a parameter reset button, as well as fourteen user-definable buttons.
    • Two 24 x 2 user-definable alphanumeric displays provide labeling for the encoders.
    • Controls are user-assignable to adjust color correction settings, store or recall saved settings, select the display, or adjust split screen position.
    • 10/100BT Ethernet interface.

      The Colorociter CS-1 is supported by the Macintosh version of Color Finesse 2.1 and 3.0.