Wacom pen & pad - not working correctly

HI, just evaluating the awesome new software but I've hit a snag straight off, I use a wacom bamboo pen/pad for everything, Photoshop, Cinema 4D etc...but in hitfilm it doesn't work, most things have to be double clicked (i.e. the play button, import files etc) and things like sliders, scrollbars etc just don't work at all.
Any ideas?? on Windows 7 64 bit, Alienware mx17!!


  • Thanks for the report. The UI guys will take a look at this.
  • edited July 2011
    Also the move, pan, orbit buttons just freak out and lose the scene if you click and drag with a pen/pad, I suppose this is due to a mouse's relative position, whereas a pen/pad is absolute x & y's? Perhaps if your guys can fix it maybe add a toggle for stylus/wacom/pad mode??
    ...unrelated, I am also struggling to get any kind of decent framerate, I have updated drivers etc and still it's crawling for me. I add a composite and drop in a smoke or bonfire and it slideshows along on playback!! Dragging and positioning FX is also very slow and jerky!!
    I have an Alienware m17x (quad core, 4gb ram) with Nvidia gtx 260m graphics card so I can't see why it's struggling, must be something simple??
  • There is still loads of optimizing yet to be done in the software, as has been discussed in a few places elsewhere. Now that functionality is in place, the development team is focusing on getting everything running as quickly as possible, so the next few months will see some dramatic increases in speed within the program.
    And thanks for the additional input regarding the tablet implementation.
  • I appreciate that there's a lot of optimization to be done but I feel there is some other issue here, my computer is a fast quad core with a decent graphics card, plenty of ram etc and yet it can't display an empty scene with one effect applied? If I zoom out far away it plays at a much faster rate if that helps.
    After spending the whole day installing all the latest drivers, cleaning registry, defragging etc, doing everything I can think of, it's still crawling/jerky and un-useable for me at least. I have been waiting months for this release and seem to have had my hopes for this software shot down on day one from two different angles ;-)
    Anyway, from what I can see it's great software, I guess I'm just unlucky lol ;-)
  • edited November 2019

    I use a XP-Pen Star G430  OSU Drawing Tablet  and I've used Wacom before as well.
    My drawing tablet is used for everything... CGI (Lightwave. Maya etc) through to Photoshop and AE... I even use it for normal Windows operation... the only program I use the mouse with is HitFilm! I just find it a hassle as it's not pad configured, so easier to stay 'mouse native' when working in HF.

  • @wangulo ;
    If you weren’t putting spam links on the forum, you might have won an award for bringing a 2011 thread back from the dead. This is the oldest one I’ve seen in a while! 

    @TheBenNorris let’s put this bot... and this thread to rest.

  • @triforce I'm not certain it's a bot. While this is a very old thread, and a link out to XP-Pen, @wangluo's post is specific in referring to Hitfilm, and isn't just taking random phrases from other posts in the thread.

    Additionally, Wangulo joined at 7:28pm (California time), but didn't post until 7:34pm. Most of the obvious bots post within a minute of account creation.

    @TheBenNorris Despite the outside link, the post is actually being on-topic and not being a generic post or copy/paste, so I'm willing to give this account benefit of the doubt for now, but agree this thread can be closed. Maybe a "to-do" note for tomorrow, given the paragraph below?

    Wangulo you've been tagged by a user as a possible bot and been noted by at least one mod (with Staff pending). Basically, at this point almost any further response made in this thread will show you to be a human user. Else, your account is potentially subject to a block and ban. HI! Hoping to clear things up. :)

    For the record I have an XP-Pen Artist 13.3. For Hitfilm I use it as a straight second monitor, no pen input. When going into PHOTO software I use it as a pen interface. I have a Contour Shuttle Pro and an MMO mouse with custom keybinds set up, so I've never felt the need to try working in an NLE with a tablet device. Honestly, I think it would be really clunky.

  • @Triem23 Thanks triem, i've noticed multiple users raising dead posts by talking about and linking to this XP tablet. Whilst they don't appear to be bots, I wouldn't be surprised if they are still spam posting.

    For reference, I also have a screen tablet, a Huion Gt191 v2, which I also just use as a secondary monitor and as a pen display for PS and Clip Studio, but I feel like a mouse would be so much easier with HitFilm.

    Regardless, I didn't even know this forum was this old, so it's time to put it to sleep.

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