Tangent Devices CP200 Series Control Surface

The Tangent Devices CP200 is a modular series of controllers all designed to work together.

Figure. Tangent Devices CP200 Series Controllers.

To use the CP200 series of control surfaces with Color, you need the following:

Important: The CP200 series control surfaces cannot be connected to the second Ethernet port of your Mac Pro; they must be connected to your computer’s primary Ethernet port, if necessary through a hub or switch if you need to share the port with an Internet connection.

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Configuring the CP200 Series Control Surfaces

The following procedures describe how to configure and use these control surfaces with Color.

To set up the CP200 series controllers for use with Color
  1. Connect each of the CP200 devices to the router, hub, or switch that’s connected to your computer.

    Important: The CP200 series control surfaces cannot be connected to the second Ethernet port of your Mac Pro; they must be connected to your computer’s primary Ethernet port, if necessary through a hub or switch if you need to share the port with an Internet connection.

  2. Before you open Color, turn on each of the CP200 devices you have, and write down the two- to three-character ID numbers that appear on the display of each.

    You use each device’s ID number to set up Color to communicate with these devices.

    Note: The ID numbers that Color uses to connect to the CP200 control surfaces are not the serial numbers that appear on the back or bottom of your CP200 panels.

  3. Open Color.

    If you’re opening Color for the first time, you see the Control Surface Startup dialog. If you’ve already opened Color and have turned off the option for making this dialog appear, you need to click the Show Control Surface Dialog button in the User Prefs tab of the Setup room.

    Figure. Control Surface Startup options for CP200.
  4. Choose “Tangent Devices - CP200” from the Control Surface pop-up menu.

    Each CP200 device that Color is compatible with appears with an Enabled checkbox with two fields: one for the ID number that you wrote down previously, and one for the IP address.

  5. For each CP200 device you own:

    1. Select its checkbox.

    2. Type its ID number into the corresponding field, then press Enter to continue.

    3. Type an IP address into the corresponding field, then press Enter to continue.

      Note: The first three period–delimited sets of numbers in the IP address must match the first three sets of numbers that are used on your particular network. If you’re not sure what values to use, you can check to see what IP address is used by your computer, and base the CP200 IP address on that, making sure you change the last three numbers so that the address is unique.

  6. Click Yes.

    After you click Yes, Color connects with the control surfaces on the network. If this is successful, then each panel’s display should now go blank.

    The CP200 series control surfaces are now ready for use with Color.

Controls in the CP200-BK (Trackerball/Knob Panel)

The CP200-BK has the following controls:

Figure. Tangent Devices CP200-BK.

In the Primary In and Out rooms:

  • Left (Dot) button above wheels: Reset contrast slider for that zone
  • Right (Circle) button above wheels: Reset color control for that zone
  • Left joyball: Shadow color control adjustment
  • Left wheel: Shadow contrast slider adjustment (black point)
  • Center joyball: Midtone color control adjustment
  • Center wheel: Midtone contrast slider adjustment (gamma)
  • Right joyball: HIghlight color control adjustment
  • Right wheel: HIghlight contrast slider adjustment (white point)
  • F1: Toggle keyframe Interpolation
  • F2: Add keyframe
  • F3: Delete keyframe
  • F4: Alternate panel encoders

In the Secondaries room:

  • F1: Toggle keyframe Interpolation
  • F2: Add keyframe
  • F3: Delete keyframe
  • F4: Alternate panel encoders
  • F5: Toggle secondary
  • F6: Toggle secondary In/Out control
  • F7: Toggle secondary vignette
  • F8: Previous secondary
  • F9: Next secondary

    Note: In the Secondaries room, when switching to preview mode, the vignette controls will override these controls.

In the Geometry room:

  • F1: Change keyframe
  • F2: Add keyframe
  • F3: Delete keyframe
  • F4: Alternate panel encoders

Controls in the CP200-TS (Transport/Selection Panel)

The CP200-TS has the following controls:

Figure. Tangent Devices CP200-TS.
  • Do: Copy grade (mem-bank 1)
  • Undo: Paste grade (mem-bank 1)
  • Redo: Copy grade from previous edit on Timeline
  • Cue: Cue up the navigation (modes are Timecode or Shot ID)
  • Mark: Create still
  • In: Set play marker In
  • Out: Set play marker out
  • Mem: Toggle show still
  • Grade: Toggle show grade
  • Delete: Return grade to Identity or base-mem
  • |<: Previous event
  • >|: Next event
  • <: Play reverse
  • []-: Stop playback
  • >: Play forward
  • Button next to jog/shuttle: Toggle x10 speed control

When Left Alt is held down:

  • |<: Previous keyframe
  • >|: Next keyframe
  • <: Step backward one frame
  • >: Step forward one frame

Controls in the CP200-K (Knob/Button Panel)

The CP200-K has the following controls:

Figure. Tangent Devices CP200-K.
  • RGB channel controls

Note: When you open the Previews tab in the Secondaries room, the HSL qualifier controls override the RBG channel controls.