IRIDAS Announces Support for Tangent Control Panels

See Hardware Integration with SpeedGrade Applications at IBC
Munich: August 28, 2007 … IRIDAS, makers of the SpeedGrade non-destructive color grading applications, today announced support across the IRIDAS product line for the complete Tangent CP200 control panel series favored by colorists and postproduction artists around the world. Filmmakers can now use the Tangent CP200 BK trackball panels with SpeedGrade OnSet, and the full line of Tangent’s 200 modular panels with SpeedGrade HD and SpeedGrade DI.


The Tangent CP200 series offers users an ergonomic, attractive, solidly constructed solution for controlling color-grading software. The panels feature precision machined aluminum faceplates, high contrast ratio displays, and robust high-resolution optical rotary encoders. The modular approach allows artists to select the panels which best suit their individual requirements.

The SpeedGrade applications provide a complete color pipeline from preproduction through finishing by allowing filmmakers to create and share editable looks as tiny metadata files. The integration with the Tangent CP200 offers full mapping for the panel inputs including the BK trackball panel and the TS transport control panel. Artists can customize the mapping assignments as required, for example to adjust for left or right-handed users.

“We have followed the development of SpeedGrade with a growing interest.” said Chris Rose, Technical Director at Tangent Devices. “We keep hearing good things about the applications and we’re very pleased that support for the CP200 panels has now been added.”

“Color grading is a tactile experience and so the look and feel of the hardware really matter,” said Lin Kayser, IRIDAS CEO. “We’re delighted to be able to offer our users the option of working with the Tangent control panels. Colorists need quality and we feel that Tangent controls together with the SpeedGrade applications offer exactly that: quality.”

Visitors to IBC 2007 can see the Tangent panels at work with SpeedGrade DI at Ciprico (booth 7.709) and with SpeedGrade OnSet at Cine-tal (booth 7.940c). For more information contact IRIDAS at +49…, IRIDAS USA at (818) 951-8927, or visit