Huion's Kamvas Pro 13

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  1. CreateNowSleepLater

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    I wonder if it's something to do with Wacom patents expiring? Dell was able to build the canvas with touch and yiynova did it last year.
     
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    You have to do the diagonal line test more slowly than you did in your video to see if there is any built-in wobble effect. Drawing at moderate to high speeds allows the driver to blow over problem spots, extrapolate effectively and produce a clean line.

    It's really only an issue with very picky inkers (like me). For your style, it looks like a pretty great tool. I've seen much worse examples of wobble. (The original Surface Book being one.)
     
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    Bows down and genuflects at the huge amount of effort and pain this post represents.
     
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    RIght, I was on my phone when I replied. I thought I knew alot about pen tech. Anyway, I did see Brad's follow up video. What an awesome guy. I hope he didn't take my comment wrong, I was going to get him the drivers I was using. Some of you might not know, I'm not a big channel and make no money so for a guy like Brad to mention and link to me was really appreciated. That said, no doubt on what he is experiencing so I am going to test again but really slow it down. I didn't think I was going that fast but to do a fair analysis, I'll do it. I've got something else coming soon on Huion that will pretty big and unexpected if it works. I just can't talk about it yet. Thanks for the comments guys! Work is crazy and I have no time to draw/write until probably the new year so I am trying my best to keep the channel up to date.
     
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    Just an update. I did experience wobble when drawing so slow the pen was barely moving. Now just a note, I learned to ink with a quill pen and by now means do I have have the consistency as some of you. If fact, it I inked that slow with a quill, I would have probably gotten india ink all over the paper. I am working with Huion support. When I get new drivers I'll update. I recall Wacom having this issues early on with the Cintiq Pro 16 and they were able to fix it with firmware.
     
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    How is the device holding up after spending more time with it? I'm seriously contemplating this one to replace my Monoprice 22HD with batteryless pen just because the drivers are making me insane. There hasn't been an update since 2016 and running chat apps like telegram at the same time kills the pen pressure for some insane reason. I've been doing most of my work on my Samsung S3 because the pen is just that much better...
     
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    Its been solid. I mean nothing changed from the review, its working great. Might want to check out the 22" too. I enjoyed that one as well.
     
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    Well, my 13 Pro arrived today - a lot earlier than originally informed. An Amazon box much bigger than the tablet and no air-bubble wrap to protect the original Kamvas box... That's not Huion's problem - it's the seller.

    Have had a play - first impressions are it's packaged well - no damage from rattling around in the Amazon box. The stylus - having gotten used to the weight of the Dell Canvas pen which is a similar weight to my Koh-i-Noor clutch pencil - is VERY light. Hard to get used to but this is only after 10 minutes play.
    Only other issue at present is lag - I'm using it with my MacBook Pro and it could be a Mac driver issue but it's definitely there.

    Wobble - not noticed it much but I'll play with it more tomorrow. Build quality and screen are really really nice. It doesn't look or feel like a cheap nasty clone. The pen however feels less than solid - but I'm comparing it to the weight and build of the Dell pen.

    More tomorrow.
     
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    Final update on the 13 - I brought home the Wacom intuos pen for comparison and I found the the weight and general proportions are the same as the Kamvas Pro pen. I got into the driver settings and the latency I saw in my first 10 minutes of playing was much improved to the point I just don't worry about it.
    Wobble - none seen, I tried everything with the MacBook, rulers diagonal lines, zooming in with Photoshop and Medibang but I couldn't reproduce what Brad Colbow saw in his video.

    Build quality - amazing - especially the screen and other bits. The only thing I find difficult is the weight of the pen but the Dell Canvas pen has spoiled me. The screen itself feels great to draw on - the treated surface slightly dulls colours as any etching or other process would but it's a lovely surface to draw on.

    Finally on the positive and this MAY point out the lack of wobble is the Mac offered me two screen settings for the Pro 13 and the one I chose seemed to try and imitate an even higher res screen. Text, Photoshop icons etc all shrunk down but very visible - this may explain lack of wobble BUT I did zoom into the areas where I had drawn slow diagonal lines and there wasn't any huge difference. Wobble wasn't a huge factor.

    OK, the negative... I have a huge collection of empty A4 sketchbooks that I have either bought or more latterly been donated. It's just not a size I enjoy working at and the Pro 13 screen size unfortunately (for me) sits in that size bracket but with a slice cut off to make the proportion landscape. I just draw bigger, I love A3 paper, I also love working at A2 - these are my natural size. Put the same Huion technology and improvements found in the Kamvas Pro 13 into a 15.6 screen and you'd have to prise the tablet out of my "cold dead hands."

    So, knowing that the moment Huion release an improved 15.6 I would buy it and the 13 would sit collecting dust. I'm still in the returns window so sadly, it's going back.

    For anyone who works fine at the 13 size, I can't see enough faults to not recommend this tablet. For the price, it's outstanding.
     
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    13" 1080p is not a serious size for illustrators. Computer GUIs and screen shapes make much of that space useless anyway for actual drawing; you can't draw near the edge as you can with a sheet of paper and you can't do without control icon pallets.

    Rant:

    I got a pen with my Samsung Android POS crappy little tablet joke. (A Galaxy Tab s3). It's very high tech, but utterly useless as any kind of tool. All it's good for is videos and serving dopamine hit addiction. Drawing on the 9.7" screen is a non-starter for anything more than casual sketches which aren't any fun to do since there's nothing to hold on to which doesn't also activate the screen.

    Media consumption tablets are a joke for creatives.

    /Rant
     
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