Control your colour grading software from your iPad with the element-Vs app.
- Ideal for on-set grading.
- Ideal as a portable grading panel.
- Ideal for training.
- Ideal for expanding your real Element panels.
The element-Vs is a virtual version of the four panels that make up the Element control panel series by Tangent Wave Ltd.
Every panel is presented in exactly the same layout as the real Element panels.
All the controls are mapped on the element-Vs in exactly the same way as the real Element panels. What the controls do depends on the grading software you are using the panel with. You should refer to the control mappings for the Element panels provided by your software manufacturer.
The element-Vs is fully multi-touch, so you can use different controls simultaneously.
You do not need to own the real Element panels in order to use the element-Vs.
You can use the element-Vs at the same time as your real Element panels. When you do this the controls will reflect any changes and information that happen to either real or virtual panels.
If you do not own all the Element panels you can use the element-Vs to provide virtual versions of the panels you do not own.
Communication with your grading software is via WiFi.
NOTE: you will need to download and install the Tangent Hub software on your computer in order for your grading software to talk to the element-Vs app.
Please read the manual which is available to download on our website - see the element-Vs product page.
After you have used the sample version for 1 hour you will be reminded that it is the sample version and you should consider buying the app. You can then continue to use the app again the following day.
Support for 64-bit devices.
Ratings and Reviews
Horrible at best. I’d rather get kicked in the balls than buy this.
Still needs a lot of tweaking. They made a point of designing the app to look exactly like the real thing and so this app has no innovation or benefit from the real panels. They could've used the iPads platform to design something truly beneficial and useful with improvements to their physical panels but instead you're left with a clunky, awkward product. In the kb panel, for example, the knobs are too close together and so you can't make multiple adjustments at once. Instead of using this as an opportunity to make a useful product, they're making a point of telling users to buy multiple iPads (and apps) for a truly "glass" control surface. Why not just design it for one iPad taking advantage of the platform or making an accessory to the current panels that will actually be useful?? On top of this it never works or links up to Resolve. Honestly a real dishonest rip off.
Update: at least they dropped the price to $75. I'll buy it when it's about $10.
A must-have for me
I have been using this app with Premiere for a few months now and it has become an integral part of my editing process, especially during color correction. Yes, it does have a few bugs and sometimes loses connectivity but it's nothing that a quick restart can't take care of. Honestly, the only thing i don't like about it is the price. $75 for an app is ridiculous, regardless of what it does and how useful it is.
I downloaded this to use with davinci resolve. It doesn't seem to work with it. I tried premier pro and it recognized it and controlled it. I wish there were better instructions on how to install and setup a program. The instructions just talk about functions and not how to set it up. I tried Loki g for a tutorial on setup but didn't find any. I would probably buy the full version if I can fin a way to make it work! (Hinting to you support)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.