Wacom Launches Cintiq 24HD for Creative Professionals

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Vancouver, Wa. - Wacom's Cintiq24HD is designed to bring control, comfort, and productivity to a new level with best-in-class display performance and ergonomic comfort. Engineered to meet the high demands of designers, illustrators, animators, video editors, and other creatives, the Cintiq 24HD joins the Cintiq 21UX and Cintiq 12WX as part of Wacom's lineup of interactive pen displays.

 

Wacom delivers in the Cintiq 24HD new features to enhance workflow and user comfort. The new 24-inch HD (1920 x 1200) widescreen display provides realistic color for color-critical work. The ergonomically designed counter-weighted stand allows users to adjust the incline and height of the Cintiq for multiple working postures, even allowing the display to extend over the edge of the desk and float just above a user's lap. Furthermore, the frame around the screen is designed to be a resting place for the hands and arms, providing easy access to the Touch Ring and shortcut and modifier Express Keyslocated on both sides of the Cintiq. The Cintiq 24HD incorporates Wacom's most realistic pen experience, featuring 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and 40 degrees of tilt control.

The Cintiq 24HD boasts an industrial design that places an emphasis on operator control and comfort. The new 24-inch high-definition, widescreen display is well suited for creative pros working in media, entertainment, and motion graphics. Additionally, the new Cintiq 24HD delivers a wide color gamut which will be appealing for photography and design professionals who demand accurate and spectacular color representation when drawing or editing with the Cintiq pen. For those needing to calibrate color, the Cintiq is compatible with popular color calibration devices from industry leading manufacturers. In many cases, the screen's quality and size will render obsolete the desire for a second display.

Ergonomic comfort is crucial for creative professionals and the Cintiq 24HD addresses this with a highly adjustable stand that allows users to work in a variety of common positions, thus reducing fatigue. Intuitive handles and spring-assisted lift make display adjustments quick and easy. For example, users wanting to feel connected to their work can securely extend the display surface over the edge of the desk so that it rests comfortably just above their lap, providing an optimal position for many types of work. When employing the Cintiq for more conventional display uses such as email, the display can quickly be repositioned to a nearly vertical position. The Cintiq can also be raised slightly above the desk to accommodate a keyboard underneath to help reduce desk clutter.

The Cintiq 24HD pen features Wacom's proprietary Tip Sensor technology, offering users near-zero (one gram) starting pressure and virtually the same natural feel and feedback one would experience when working with traditional brushes or pens. The pen's 2048 levels of pressure enable pressure-sensitive effects, such as controlling line weights or opacity. When combined with pressure-sensitive software applications from such developers as such as Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, or Pixologic, the Cintiq is capable of producing life-like artistic results. The pen also features a pressure-sensitive eraser and two side switches that can be customized for common commands such as double-click and right-click.

The wide bezel of the Cintiq 24HD not only gives users a natural resting place for their arms and hands while working, but provides easy access to the customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys and Touch Rings located on each side of the display's frame. These user-defined features help improve workflow and boost productivity by placing commonly used shortcut commands at the fingertips.

Wacom's family of accessories provide additional input options to the Cintiq 24HD. The Art Pen supports the pen rotation feature within AdobePhotoshop and Illustrator as well as Corel Painter12, delivering natural brush effects, such as those that a calligraphy pen would produce. Cintiq 24HD accessories are available for purchase at Wacom's online store.

The Cintiq 24HD ($2,499 USD) is intended to begin shipping in North America in October. It will be available from a select group of authorized resellers nationwide, as well as at Wacom's online store.



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