|December 1, 1999|
|Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce a new ultrahigh-resolution display system for images with more than 4 million pixels. The innovative system marks another advance in the company's drive to develop answers for the emerging information society .|
|THE POWER OF THE IMAGE
Image capture products - including consumer digital cameras with more than 2 million pixels - have taken long strides in boosting resolution. But progress in this area has highlighted the limitations of current display monitors. Since none of them has yet to reach 2 million pixels, a high-resolution image has to be printed to recreate the full impact of the original.
This drawback extends beyond still imaging to video imaging as well. There has been mounting demand for a video output system delivering photorealistic quality - a level that far exceeds the performance of NTSC and high-definition TV formats.
The new Olympus ultrahigh-resolution display system is designed to meet these needs. Designed for 4-megapixel still and video images, it heightens visual impact with its vibrant realism and dynamism.
The system has multiple projectors to display large and bright photorealistic images that are combined on-screen. Using a digital camera, an automatic calibration system corrects distortion and color differences resulting from the variations among multiple projectors. With this fast and easy calibration, the Olympus system works with screens in various shapes including dome and arch types. To display video images with 4 million pixels, the system also features dedicated high-speed filing technologies.
|A BORDERLESS PURSUIT
Olympus' pursuit of next-generation imaging systems will be felt widely as it pioneers applications offering new values.
The latest ultrahigh-resolution display system is a benchmark in R&D that will lead to image output technologies for medicine, education, printing and design - areas where ultrahigh-resolution imaging is essential. Other applications will emerge in the rapidly growing field of e-commerce. And as the systems reproduce and display images of artworks and reference works, the groundwork will be laid for virtual museums and art galleries.
|Photorealistic, Superhigh-Resolution 4-Megapixel Images
|Multiple Projector Setting System
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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