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  • tangent element or mc color?

     Margus Voll updated 6 years, 11 months ago 11 Members · 26 Posts
  • Todd Hallam

    February 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Trying to decide on a control panel. Google search doesn’t reveal much. I know the Element is twice the price of the MC Color but is it worth the cost and have all the connection problems plaguing MC Color in the past been addressed with release 10.1?

    Todd Hallam

  • jake blackstone

    February 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    What connection problems??? Going on three years using MC Color and I NEVER had any connection problems.

  • Todd Hallam

    February 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I have read quite a few posts (reviews and forums) stating that MC Color connection drops quite consistently when using Resolve usually when switching apps or even if a notification comes in.

    Todd Hallam

  • Sascha Haber

    February 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Thats a no brainer…
    Seriously…get the Element…start with the balls…I love my balls…
    Best balls i scratched in a loooong time 🙂
    The MC has…peanuts…like a Trackman marble…
    And that terrible ethernet protocol is so unstable, I would not have it around.
    I have to admit I do not use the knobs and buttons as much as I thought I would, the second one on the shopping list is the transport panel.
    But the BK is just unmatched.

    A slice of color…

    Colorist / VFX / Aerial footage nerd

  • Todd Hallam

    February 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks Sascha

    I used to have an old JL Cooper with the ethernet interface and hated the setup of that one so that was already a turnoff for me. I have been sitting on the fence as to whether go for the full panel or just the TK. Not sure how much I’d use the MF and it just seems to be as quick if not quicker to use key commands or dare I say it, the mouse to do what the Bt and Kb modules do.

    Todd Hallam

  • Margus Voll

    February 13, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I agree with Sascha on that one.


    DaVinci 10, OSX 10.8.5
    MacPro 5.1 2×2,93 24GB
    GUI 4000 / GPU GTX 780
    DL 4K
    Eizo Color
    Scope Box
    Full Ligthspace CMS

  • Colin Travers

    February 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Elements 100% – usb hub likely needed but so easy to install and it never fails. Balls are way better too ; ) pause.

    Connection issues at multiple shops using the MC Color over the last few years, clients in the room all of a sudden stops working – this has happened multiple times with the correct setup for MC etc – not reliable.

  • Clark Bierbaum

    February 14, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Element works great for me, a lot like the old daVinci panel because of quality knobs, buttons and, of course, balls!

    Clark Bierbaum
    Color Grading / Post Consultant
    Charlotte, NC

  • jake blackstone

    February 14, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I couldn’t care less which panel you decide to use. I just have a problem with this bullshit about the ethernet connection problems. There are zero problems with the ethernet connection. You like big balls Sasha, I get it, good for you, but stop spreading this MC Color ethernet connection problems FUD, because you look silly claiming it. This, so called, problem just doesn’t exist no matter how many times you repeat it…

  • Todd Hallam

    February 14, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Jake I have heard personally from professional colorists and a salesman today who have confirmed this has been a long standing issue and in addition a quick google search reveals the same thing so it appears it’s not bullshit. You’re not having problems, good for you and hope it continues but I respectfully suggest you dial down the criticism of others especially in a thread that was merely meant to ask for guidance. If you truly don’t care what panel I choose, write your comments somewhere else.

    Todd Hallam

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