Computer Graphics World

April-May-June 2023

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28 cgw a p r i l • m ay • j u n e 2 0 2 3 W acom recently announced the Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 pen display, a creative instrument defined and developed by members of the global art and design community in con- junction with Wacom's product teams. Purpose built for creative professionals—2D illustrators, 3D mod- elers, animators, game developers, virtual production artists, etc.— the pen display's large digital canvas offers seamless interaction with creative soware applications and provides comfort and ease of use. The Cintiq Pro 27 represents a major step forward in virtually all categories that matter to digital pen display users, such as improved pen performance and multi-touch, better ergonomics, faster refresh rates, vivid and accurate color, as well as a focus on comfort and cus- tom options. Additionally, users will appreciate the modern look, light weight and thin 27" screen that sports a smaller footprint than its Cintiq Pro 24 sibling. Wacom's latest pen display joins the Cintiq Pro 16 and Cintiq Pro 24 models to form a comprehensive range of sizes for various needs and workspaces. "The emphasis on cloud computing and the dependencies placed on professional freelance and studio artists to collaborate freely, quickly, and efficiently on a global scale requires a multi-tasking, do-it-all creative tool," says Faik Karaoglu, executive vice president of Wacom's Creative Business Unit. "Enter the Cintiq Pro 27, where creative professionals can count on intuitive and natural-feeling pen and touch input, extremely accurate, factory-calibrated color, faster refresh, and other design features that allow users to comfortably and confidently produce and share work across the creative pipe- line." New levels of customization and performance The pen on screen experience on the Cintiq Pro 27 has been vast- ly improved with the introduction of the Pro Pen 3. Users now have the ability to change the weight, barrel size, and center of gravity of the pen with included interchangeable components. Being able to customize the pen allows artists and designers to satisfy their exact working preferences which ultimately translates into more comfort- able and natural-feeling digital input sessions. In addition, the Pro Pen 3 has enhanced tilt recognition and still features Wacom's patented EMR (electro-magnetic resonance) technology with 8,192 levels of pressure and battery-free operation. The pen never needs charging, which saves valuable time and mon- ey. Three programmable side-switches are also located on the pen to create soware shortcuts and modifiers with virtually every pres- sure-sensitive application on the market. Multi-touch also comes standard and is extremely valuable for an artist's non-dominant hand when working in programs—especially 3D applications—requiring one to pinch, zoom, and rotate a model or sculpture while working with the pen. For those working in a virtual production environment, the ten-point selective touch allows users to precisely manipulate on-screen sliders and other navigable fea- tures for an extremely efficient workflow. Since the pen display can work with both Mac and PC, operating system gestures are always available to the user. Multi-touch with Linux is dependent on appli- cation support. For those artists and designers who prefer to work in select applications without the benefit of multi-touch, there is a convenient on/off button. A brilliant display The Cintiq Pro 27's new display features virtually no parallax and la- tency with a much-improved refresh rate of 120Hz, allowing the cur- sor to track twice as fast as previous models. Delivering brilliant 4K resolution in 10-bit color, 98% DCI-P3 (Digital Cinema Initiatives – Protocol 3), the film industry's color standard, as well as 99% Adobe RGB color accuracy, users will delight in the fidelity of the display and the true-to-life visual experience. The display is not only Pantone validated, but also Pantone SkinTone validated, meeting the Pan- tone standard for accurately displaying the entire range of human skin tones. For users that enjoy moving their most commonly used keyboard shortcuts closer to their actual workspace, grip-style ExpressKeys— eight in total, four on each side—have been added to the back of the display for easy, ergonomic access. Additionally, Wacom has added an expandable bezel where one can add a small extension table to rest, for example, a keyboard or smartphone. SPOTLIGHT WACOM CINTIQ PRO 27 PEN DISPLAY

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