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Thread: Do the "professional" grade Cintiq 18SX/15X pens reduce parallax?

  1. Default Do the "professional" grade Cintiq 18SX/15X pens reduce parallax?

    I currently own a M200 (as my sig states) and the drifting/parallax is kind of annoying. I've already adapted a lot and it doesn't bother me as much as when I just got the M200, except when the stylus nears the edge (then the drifting/parallax REALLY gets to me since it becomes extremely obvious).

    I'm just wondering if the 18SX/15X Cintiq pens would be better than the original stylus that comes with your regular 'ol TabletPC.

    I'd like to hear someone's opinion on this before dropping $90~ish bucks on the 18SX Cintiq pen.
    Toshiba Portage M200 | Pentium M OC'd to 1.98Ghz | 1.5GB RAM | 40GB HDD | WinXP:TE SP3 | nVidia GeForce Go FX 5200 32MB

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    In a word: no.

    Parallax is a characteristic related primarily to the thickness of the screen cover over your LCD display and the exact location of your eyes in space. The pen may have a secondary effect in terms of where the digitizer displays the cursor (relative to the spatial location of the sensing coil in the pen body), but I doubt that a different pen would give you a marked improvement in the observed parallax.

    Holding your tablet in a stable location (relative to your head) as you use it is the best way to minimize parallax issues...

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    I have the Cintiq pen and performance is identical to standard stylus EXCEPT for in-hand comfort due to ergonomic design, rubber comfort grip and two button right click.

    But since switching to an 1100 with standard fat-barrel stylus which I really like the Cintiq goes unused.
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    Perhaps "parallax" is the wrong term here, I meant "drifting", the relative coordinates between my stylus and the on screen cursor are not consistent across the screen.

    I suppose this has more to do with the built in Wacom board than anything else.
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    One thing to try is recalibrate the screen but intentionally offset the corners biased to compensate in opposite direction. It does help, but takes several tries finding the amount and degree.

    Also, since most accurate stylus is center screen, making scroll bars, etc wider in display profile helps compensate for far edge inaccuracies.
    Last edited by bmhome1; 02-13-2009 at 09:01 PM.

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    Yeah, I've been constantly recalibrating my screen and I seem to be off always off on one corner of the screen.

    I guess I'll keep at it.
    Last edited by Triple_Dude; 02-14-2009 at 05:34 PM.
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