I will be traveling soon & need to get something portable… Was wondering if the latest Surface Pro 2 would be capable of on the road edits etc… The one appealing thing is the wacom pen to create some traditional anim. I also wonder if it would handle Element 3D as some of my projects are E3D… If anyone has had any experience with it, I would be interested in your opinion…thanks.
I see a review here…in German… (don’t understand it) but around the 16;00 mark…he is displaying AE…interesting workflow with the pen.
Hi, this is what he says while testing AE:
The pen works great overall, but he still needs some time to get used to it. He is not as good with it as with his wacom-tablet, but that is certainly the lack of experience and not because the wacom is better. Also, it looks a bit difficult in the video because he is not sitting in front of the surface pro so that the camera can record. It would be easier for him if he was in another position (like you normally sit with the tablet and not when recording it).
Doing simple projects in AE is working fine, but as soon as you add much layers and several video-footages he guesses that it will become really slow (It sounds like he hasn’t tried it).
It is useful for opening small projects and take a quick look at it. “Almost incredible.”
Then as he tries to interact with AE again while the ram preview is playing, he recognizes that it doesn’t respond to anything he does with the pen or his fingers. In the end, he needs to open the on-screen keyboard and press the spacebar to stop the ram preview from playing and getting access to the gui again.
He then says he believes this is a bug or he hasn’t understood everything right.
Then he goes on with Illustrator while he has AE still running (to show that the Surface Pro can handle it).