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DSC LABS INTRODUCES CAMALIGN® SINEZONE (SZ) TEST CHART AT IBC 2012
New test chart for evaluating performance of digital cameras and lenses.
Toronto, Canada – August 23rd, 2012
– (Virtual Press Office
) - DSC Labs, an eco-friendly developer of innovative products for image control, is pleased to announce a new test chart for evaluating digital camera performance, and camera/lens combinations. Designed for producers, DPs, technical directors and others interested in optimizing image quality, SineZone is used to make objective comparisons between camera/lens systems including moiré/aliasing and resolution performance. “We believe that the SineZone is an important test tool for individuals making important camera purchase and rental decisions,” comments DSC’s President David Corley.
The SIneZone chart features a center sinusoidal zone plate, and four corner quarter-sinusoidal zone plates. While zone plates are useful for seeing distortion and resolution at an infinite number of angles, sinusoidal zone plates are invaluable for evaluating lenses. The SineZone chart offers two methods for camera/lens assessment. First, it allows users to quickly and easily identify chroma moiré, readily visible as false colours, and aliasing, also visible as non-concentric circles. Second, SineZone allows its users to measure a video camera’s limiting resolution. The SineZone chart is designed to be challenging for digital cameras to reproduce without artifacts, and helps users accurately assess the relative performance of different camera and lens combinations.
For more information about the CamAlign SineZone chart, please visit: http://www.dsclabs.com
or visit the DSC team at Booth B46 in Hall 5 at IBC.
Availability and Pricing
The CamAlign SineZone will be on display at IBC (September 7-11), at the DSC booth in the Ontario Government Pavilion.
DSC Labs produces a wide range of precision image control products for broadcasting, digital cinema, corporate production, medicine, forensic and security applications. Many of these tools have been designed with suggestions and input from DSC clients - the CamAlign SineZone is no exception.
About DSC Labs
DSC Labs has been dedicated to image integrity in visual communications for more than 50 years. The company’s pioneering engineering achievements include patented image processes and the development of standardized industry-wide test patterns, earning DSC the Fuji Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to television and, in 2011, the company received the Gemini Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for its continuing technological innovation in the fields of television and digital cinema. Using ground source heat/cool technology at the lab, DSC is known for its environmentally friendly production processes and materials, and whenever possible, for designing recyclable products. “Better Images through Research” articulates the company’s continuing commitment to making innovative products for image quality improvement.
CamAlign, ChromaDuMonde other DSC patterns are copyrighted and registered trademarks of DSC Laboratories. Trademarks and copyright of any non-DSC products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
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