Comparing Pencil Latency Between Apps

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  1. Bbqthis, Nov 14, 2015
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    Comparing latency between 4 different drawing apps:
    Notes, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Paper, and Zen Brush 2.
    Shown first normally and then in slow motion.

    Filmed in 240 fps.

     
  2. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Wow. It's clearly the best in the Notes app, but still seems pretty latent :-/
     
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    It's filmed in 240 fps slow motion. In actual use, the latency is almost unnoticeable.
     
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    maybe you should do it again without slow motion.
     
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    maybe people should actually read what he wrote before watching the video.
     
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  7. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    Since i'm waiting for the Apple Pencil to arrive, i've been using my Pencil by FiftyThree in Paper. It's actually pretty good and feels quite a bit less laggy than on my Air 2. It's most likely due to a much improved digitizer. It's got me even more excited for the pencil though as that seems to be a lot better, and the tip doesn't look as big so hopefully it's better for writing.
     
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    I would seriously recommend that you put "SLOW MOTION" somewhere in the video and then show the videos at regular speed.

    It makes the Ipad Pro looking its terrible for latency when it is not. it's actually comparable if not better than the SP3.
     
  10. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

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    Can you compare the Apple Pencil with the latency of drawing with your finger or a regular stylus?
     
  11. Bbqthis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point. I have re-done the video.
     
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    I have fixed the video and have the original footage first, followed by the slowed down versions.
     
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    Ah okay, thanks. Just by looking at it...it appears low latency...but when I actually tried it for 30 mins at the store....yeah...I..(IMO) felt this latency....I don't know...maybe it was just me.
     
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    Some apps are better than others. I sat and drew for a good long time in Notes and felt really good about it.
     
  15. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

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    I recorded my finger and a regular stylus on Notes. The latency looks the same. I don't think the Apple Pencil has a faster latency.
     
  16. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    If i only saw the normal time video of Paper, i'd say it looks like there's no lag.
     
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    Obviously to the human eye this would be near irrelevant, especially for those super talented people who can make great art with any restriction, but I do worry how slow it will be with several layers and masks. A full version of Photoshop would be unusable in such a case.
     
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    The same techniques used to reduce apparent latency for the stylus are also applicable to finger input in iOS 9 (predicted touches). So you will cut latency down for both inputs if you do the work. But yes, the latency should be similar since it is the same digitizer. However, the pencil will give you double the points per second than a finger, with higher accuracy.
     
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    The only app where I noticed the lag initially with my naked eye was Zen Brush, so I decided to film the various apps to compare.
     
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