Surface Pro 3 - NTrig digitizer comments, questions & reviews

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  1. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Correct....I have no need for the Wintab Driver....
     
  2. ctitanic

    ctitanic Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I don't know. I think that's a "hand" issue. ;)
     
  3. manuelcalavera

    manuelcalavera Scribbler - Standard Member

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    These are my "N"s in Scrble Lite and Sketchbook Express. As you can see, no "hand'' issue :cool:
    Something is wrong here. Some people report jittering some people don't. I myself cannot create a reliable pattern of when this jittering thing happens.
     
  4. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    My HTC Scribe pen came today.
    So, I have been testing the Surface pen & the Scribe pen.
    There does not seem to be any difference in the hover distance.
    The tip is HUGE on the Scribe pen.
    It does seem to write small letters/line better.
    Included is a sample of my chicken scratch lettering/bad sketching

    View attachment 6656

    I use short fast strokes in my diagramming lettering.
    The NTrig misses strokes & my writing seems to be hard to
    control.
    I drew straight slow lines with/witout a ruler.
    The Surface pen jitters when moving slowly.
    The HTC pen is better.
    It causes tension, similar to writing w/ the Dell pen,
    but not as bad.
    When I get time, I am going to sketch the same stuff w/ a Wacom
    pen for comparison.
    I am using the 32 bit NTrig driver as posted by a member here.
    (Surface Artist?)
    I have another pen on the way, I think it is the HTC Flyer pen.






    PS

    Lisa from MobileTech has an excellent review comparing the
    different types of pens available, if someone has not already
    posted it.

    It is great to show new people the pen usefulness & differences.

    Laptop and Tablet Pen Primer: Wacom, N-Trig, Synaptics and Capacitive Pens Explained and Compared - YouTube
     
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  5. mJun

    mJun Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Wait a minute. So the WinTab drivers are causing the jitters? Can someone confirm this???
     
  6. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Where did you hear that?
     
  7. mJun

    mJun Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Sorry, I guess I just assumed this because user jnjroach said he didn't have the drivers installed and he has showed that there are no jitters when writing slowly.
     
  8. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Sorry, I guess I just assumed this because...>>

    mJun: No need to be sorry; sometimes independent observations lead to unexpected discoveries! Can anyone confirm or deny this potential cause and effect...?
     
  9. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    In order to perform this experiment properly, we have to agree the conditions. What software was jnjroach using? What version?

    I can get very straight lines in Photoshop and I can get very jagged lines too. The jitter seems to be an over-sampling problem. The longer it takes to draw the stroke, the more sampling noise is introduced.
     
  10. Geth

    Geth Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That's interesting, is that a n-trig hardware problem or something that can be adjusted with software updates? I just ordered one and should have it in a few days.

    I mostly work in PS on my current tablet pc for art etc however the last few days have been playing with clip paint. and it seems like a decent alternative for the work i do.
     
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