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Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase a selection of its visualization products including a preview of a new handheld display for the MREAL System for Mixed Reality (MR), currently under development, at the Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) annual Conference in Anaheim, California, from July 23-25, 2013. During this year’s conference, Canon will illustrate how its diverse image capture and output technologies can help customers effectively manage work processes and reduce costs.
Visitors to the Canon booth (#502) will have an opportunity to participate in product demonstrations designed to unlock creative potential, inspire increased efficiency and demonstrate accelerated workflows through the Company’s cohesive lineup of input to output solutions. The Canon booth will demonstrate visualization workflows, including the Canon MREAL System, Cinema EOS System, select imagePROGRAF large-format printers and REALiS projectors that help bring high-quality images to life on paper, on screen and in the virtual world.
Canon’s MREAL System
Launched in the U.S.A in February 2013, Canon’s MREAL System for Mixed Reality is a next-generation solution that simultaneously merges virtual objects with the real world, at full scale and in three dimensions. By combining the rich, visual information of the real world and the flexibility offered by computer-generated images, Canon’s Mixed Reality system offers an imaging experience that is a step ahead of existing virtual technology, which currently exists only in computer-generated environments.
The MREAL System provides an interactive and immersive experience that benefits collaboration in a variety of industries. The combination of the real world and CGI makes pre-visualization of a pre-production scene possible in filmmaking. It can also be used to help drive the research and development and overall product lifecycle management of products in the manufacturing space, as designs can be examined, modified, manipulated, analyzed and presented with a level of realism that allows complicated ideas and plans to come to fruition quickly.