iPad Pro iPad Pro artists, is pro-motion worth the upgrade?

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  1. markbraithwaite6 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a graphic designer/illustrator and have been using the iPad Pro since released in 2015.
    I've been noticing that procreate is getting a lot slower though and the latency between the apple pencil and the lines on screen is becoming unbearable. I'm considering upgrading, but other than this issue the device is perfect so it seems possibly redundant.
    Those who updated from the first gen to the current, did you notice a big difference in latency when drawing in apps like procreate?
     
  2. semihat macrumors member

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    What other apps do you use?
     
  3. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I haven’t noticed (at least between the 9.7 and the 10.5) but i’m In the minority.

    I haven’t noticed any kind of slowdown using the Apple Pencil on either my 9.7or the 12.9. I wonder if a reset would help.
     
  4. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    Shoot man. I don’t even draw i just take notes and i could INSTANTLY tell the difference in latency between the first gen pro and the current. Promotion makes a world of difference
     
  5. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

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    I’m no artist, but pro motion is the single best change in the iPad Pro. Display is night and day compared to every other device I own.
     
  6. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816

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    Promotion def makes a difference. But as an artist, i actually prefer the 10.5" size. Even tho the 12.9" has a bigger screen, it doesn't always take advantage of it, and there is a lot of wasted unused space on many apps still. Not so much on the 10.5". For that reason, the more portable but still large screen of the 10.5" makes more sense to me as an artist. Just my opinion.
     
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  8. Prince134 macrumors 6502

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    Another confusing information. You don't know what you are saying. Are you saying a 4K TV with 30Hz refresh rate is sharper than 60HZ one? or Blurrier is better?

    What's the Motion Pro display for? Totally contradiction on this point!!
     
  9. Kal-037, Feb 7, 2018
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    This is where science is your friend... **just basic science and logic** ;)

    So what you are seeing may look brown (could actually be close depending on the background color from the text or object you’re looking at... or because of the color temperature of the iPad,) it appears a different color of shape as our eyes can’t see less than a frame of an image unless slow-motion is involved, meaning we can see movement and make out a shape but our vision will be obscured/unable to see the subject in a single frozen frame (it will be blurry and seem like a different color.) Even if someone took a screen grab of this “effect” it would look brown or grey or even green because... science, it will look like whatever other color is taking its place as it moves on the screen (white background=grey offwhite=brownish, if there are other colors on screen it’ll look even more different.)
    The same effect happens if you move your hand in front of your face really fast, you think it looks dark brown, orange, or red (or a color close to whatever backdrop your hand is in while moving it.) but it is still actually your skin tone. Our eyes just can’t freeze frame on such fast moving objects/images.


    Kallum.
     
  10. kazmac macrumors 604

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    Not a professional artist, but I like the 12.9" for drawing. Promotion and the increased latency made all the difference for me. I tried the 1st iPP and could not get used to it. 2nd Gen, I'm drawing almost daily.

    So the OP, I say, yes. But buy the iPad Pro on sale.
     
  11. Prince134 macrumors 6502

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    Well, not long ago people looking into monitors and GPU's flash rates into HD or 4K. Isn't that 120hz better than 60hz by less motion blurr? Do you see your point actually opposite to it?
     
  12. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    Are you asking me if my post somehow contradicted itself? I don’t think so.
     
  13. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn’t call myself an artist, because I’m not :p but I do use my iPad for sketching up character ideas for my games, layouts, drawing for pleasure (mine not anyone else’s) and lots of writing. I definitely see a difference, it was the first thing I noticed.

    My wife on the other hand is the arty one in the relationship, she steals my Pro all the time to do drawings and designs for customers. Which is bloody annoying because she still refuses to get anything other than an iPad mini for herself :mad: but I digress. She also informs me that despite initially thinking she wouldn’t see a difference, she really notices it when she switches between my old Pro and my new one.

    So I guess if you really value as small an input lag as possible, and you have the spare reddies, definitely go for it if you don’t want to wait.

    If you can wait a bit longer, wait and see what happens when they release the newer hardware. Just in case there’s more of an improvement with the Apple Pencil 2 and the next generation iPad Pro’s. Compared to the current hardware.
    Maybe the next Apple Pencil will be as good with the current Pro’s as the next, but you never know.
     
  14. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

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    im a professional artist, i didnt notice any fundamental difference drawing with the new ipad pro 2 so i returned it and kept my first gen Pro. thinking gen 3 will be worth the money.
     
  15. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502

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    Yup, this is pretty much what is happening. I notice it even more on my 144hz monitor with scrolling.
     
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I don't notice a large latency in procreate at all and I have the first gen.
     
  17. Seed101 macrumors 6502

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    Not noticed any lag/slowdown in Procreate with first gen 12.9...are you using ‘heavier’ brushes or is this with the basic procreate brushes?
     

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