BP2 Emergent Technology
My emergent technology pick is the Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch tablet offers the end users a professional and comprehensive tool for any digital project’s workflow, such as video, art, design and animation. With the new integration of its multi-touch screen technology that draws its workflow capabilities directly on the Cintiq large 24”screen, and incorporates its advanced pen technology into the tablet’s design to help with the actual hands-on and touch screen interactive. This new technology gives a whole creative experience to working with a digital project. The touch screen tablet is in a class by itself. With the addition, of the new 24HD display with the touch screen ability this touch screen tablet offers high end color performance with advanced LED backlighting to enhance digital file creation and takes digital workflow to the next level.
The Cintiq 24HD is designed to replicate the traditional experience of working with conventional tools such as pens, markers, brushes, canvas and paper, photographic exposure retouching tools, or sculpting tools and clay, while at the same time allowing users to work with all the power and flexibility of advanced creative software applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite, and the Corel Draw Creation applications.
Multi-touch functionality gives you the freedom to quickly position and navigate your artwork with natural, intuitive gestures right on the screen.
The Cintiq 24HD touch displays 97% of the Adobe color gamut and more than one billion colors. It’s ideal for color-critical work flows such as animation, photography and video editing.
The ergonomically designed, counterweighted stand lets you quickly and effortlessly adjusts the incline and height of the Cintiq 24HD touch to your favorite work position. You can even position the display to overhang the edge of your desk, allowing it to float just above your knees.
With the advancement of digital imaging software support for direct on-screen multi-touch this tablet is perfect for be using in almost every digital workflow situation. For example, the Adobe Creative Suite CS6 demonstrates how advanced multi-touch and pen input support provides a great digital painting experience for the end users. The multi-touch support flexible varies by the operating system and by the individual software application. Many creative software partners are adding Cintiq on-screen gesture support into their software-development designs. For additional information about direct, on-screen multi-touch support in your OS and creative software, visit our multi-touch compatibility page.
I have the lower-end model of the Wacom tablet, but I plan on getting this one soon. I will never sleep again. However, the Cintiq 24HD cost is $3,600 and never goes on sale. I believe this touch screen will be worth every penny. And because it is so flexible with its uses I can use it on any project I do. I love this tablet.
The software that interacts with the Wacom tablets is Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Autodesk, SketchBook, CorelPainter, ArtRage Studio, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks and Anime Studio. All of these software programs are optimized for the Wacom pen, but other programs can interact with this tablet. If you sketch, draw, or even paint this tablet will let you do it digitally. Once you try it will be hooked.