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Offline amspire

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Re: Wacom Tablets For Video Creation
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2017, 11:27:10 am »
There is always cheap tablets and cheap digitized screens available at a fraction of the Wacom price. Trouble is all the graphics developers always uses the Wacom tablets and hardly ever the cheap alternatives. For professional use, you end up with the Wacom.

Wacom had the best technology tied up, and it has been very unfortunate for the industry - good tablets have always cost over 10 times the amount they should, Wacom often has used pathetically old, slow processors, and they cannot write drivers if their life depended on it. If the industry had standardised more, you could just plug in a tablet of multiple brands into Windows and it would work perfectly, but no such luck.
 

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Re: Wacom Tablets For Video Creation
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2017, 11:38:25 am »
It takes a few hours to get use to a Wacom.  Use it for a bit before using it "on air". 

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Re: Wacom Tablets For Video Creation
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2017, 03:50:45 pm »
Lol you can say that again about the drivers. It's taken them 20 years to get to the "mostly works" point. And this is for a glorified mouse.

Agree 100% about avoiding other brands. It's disappointment all the way with anything else. Artists are cheapskates, if anything else did the job they would use it. There is one exception and that is the new iPad pros. They have an excellent drawing action but not what you are looking for for this application.

I also agree 100% about spending a few days getting your brain wired up for using it before you go live. It soon becomes very natural but first time can be a little awkward and clumsy.
 

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Re: Wacom Tablets For Video Creation
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2017, 07:10:51 pm »
 Monoprice is very hit or miss. I buy all my Ethernet cables from there, never had a problem. I have a gig switch I got that is every bit as good as the name brand one I replaced with it (needed more ports - the 8 port Monoprice one was LESS than I paid for the 4 port name brand one). Data transfer rates, all else being equal as possible (not super scientific, but the only variable easy to control was swapping the switch, same cables, same computers with the same ethernet chipsets) actually went up a tiny bit. I've picked up a few other things over the years, but some of their things, especially now that they have branched out and have a wider range of products, seem kind of dodgy. If I had a ned for a drawing interface, I'd probably give the Monoprice one a try, but I wouldn't be using it professionally. I've done that sort of thing before, if I am unsure of how much I will actually use something, I will get a cheaper one to see if I really need it. If so, I'll use it until the limitations hold me back and I'll get a good one, if not, well, it's not a whole lot of money wasted.
 Wacom is the most recognized brand for a reason though. For professional use it's not like you have time to dick around with a cheap knockoff only to end u buying a Wacom anyway.

 

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Re: Wacom Tablets For Video Creation
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2017, 10:30:25 pm »
There is always cheap tablets and cheap digitized screens available at a fraction of the Wacom price. Trouble is all the graphics developers always uses the Wacom tablets and hardly ever the cheap alternatives. For professional use, you end up with the Wacom.

Wacom had the best technology tied up, and it has been very unfortunate for the industry - good tablets have always cost over 10 times the amount they should, Wacom often has used pathetically old, slow processors, and they cannot write drivers if their life depended on it. If the industry had standardised more, you could just plug in a tablet of multiple brands into Windows and it would work perfectly, but no such luck.
For one cheaper entry point there have been a lot of "convertible" tablet/PCs with wacom hardware in them, much cheaper than the standalone wacom devices and more so second hand.

Also if you have an ipad around for other purposes:
https://www.duetdisplay.com/pro/
But even buying a pro outright just as an interface is still much cheaper than a cintiq if you dont mind the smaller size. I found drawing on a 10-12" size was about right for me, but everyone has their own preferences.
 


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