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Canon MREAL: A Close Look At Its Features And Benefits

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Canon has officially introduced the Mixed Reality or MREAL Sytem that will have a range of features that can be expected to launch a new kind of platform for digital imaging. But the system is more than just generating 3D images, Canon’s MREAL is a step ahead of the usual 3D imaging being used in Hollywood films.

One of the most significant MREAL benefits is that it combines the concept of reality with the versatility and the flexibility of computer-generated images. Unlike the existing 3D-generating devices today, the MREAL system can transform real images into full-scale, three-dimensional images. Most existing 3D devices only produce computer-generated environments. The MREAL went closer to reality by actually integrating it into its system.

According to a statement from Canon, its new MREAL system has four key MREAL benefits: productivity, interaction, attention to detail and feedback.

Productivity

No longer should researchers spend an enormous amount of time and money on making prototypes out of scrap materials. Canon’s MREAL system will allow researchers to test products using only its unique 3D-generating capabilities. It can even improve the way products are being designed because researchers and manufacturers can now see clearly and more easily how such products work and what could go wrong with them in the future.

More, the MREAL system saves cost, energy and resources. It works fast and easy, further upping its use for manufacturers worldwide.

Interaction

Today, researchers are used to test products and design them on computer screens using a few strokes of the keyboard. With the new MREAL features, researchers and product manufacturers can go from seeing to touching the virtual product. Researchers, by using the new system from Canon, can actually experience, adjust, discuss, manipulate and analyze the product they are designing.

Attention to detail

The best thing about the MREAL system is its attention to detail. This means that people who will be using Canon’s MREAL can intricately interact with the products they are designing. The system will enable them to see every nook and cranny of the product. They can see every component and immediately identify what’s wrong with them. They can put to reality their imagination.

Can you imagine how car manufacturers will be using to their advantage the MREAL benefits? The results will be astounding. Automobile companies can virtually touch cars even before their designs are finalized. They can tinker with them and modify what needs to be modified.

Feedback

Canon’s MREAL is more than just about mixing reality and computer-generated images. It is also about marketing the said products and engaging the audience and the manufacturers in the actual process. Researchers can collaborate on ideas more. They can prove their theories in a more efficient way. They can present arguments more clearly.

MREAL brings reality into the table without the need to spend time and money on an actual product prototype. What more, investors will also love the idea of being presented a design that they can actually “almost” touch and feel, thanks to the host of MREAL features that will make it possible.

Source: Canon USA

MREAL System Launched By Canon

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As Google released it’s the Glass Project the other day, Canon also came out with its MReal System or the Canon Mixed Reality System. But unlike the Google Glass, which will trickle down to consumers of smartphone devices, Canon’s MReal is headed towards the manufacturing aspect of devices such as those used in defense, automobiles and even medical researchers. Canon’s mixed reality system is slated to simplify product designs in the industries it hopes to target once it is released.

With a steep price of $125,000 plus an additional $25,000 for yearly maintenance, it looks like Canon is not going to diversify the market for MReal System. Unless this device goes down the price range between $1,000 to $1,500, I don’t think ordinary consumers will be able to afford the Canon MReal. After all, what are you going to do with a $125,000 3D glasses? Merely watch movies? So unless you are a car designer, a medical researcher or a museum curator, then the Canon MReal may just be something you have to dream about.

Slated for a March 1 release, the Canon MReal is a head-mounted display that generates video of your surroundings using the cameras positioned right in front of your eyes. The cameras are integrated with computer-generated graphics that will create three-dimensional images for virtually every little thing that you set your eyes on. You can only imagine how helpful this device would be when you are a medical researcher wanting to prove the benefits of a certain drug. The MReal will allow you to have a 3D image of a picture of the human anatomy you have on your table.

And unlike other technology where you will have to put up eight-feet display screens just to have that augmented reality, the Canon MReal will create that virtual world for you using the reality you are currently in. It doesn’t need a pre-taped video or an image to turn into a 3D format. Everything you see with the MReal are exactly the things that surround you.

The audience was mighty impressed with the device’s capacity when Canon showcased it during an event held at the Manhattan’s Classic Car Club. Reports have been saying that Canon used the MReal to make observers get an almost “real feel” of a convertible car.

“It was remarkably real. I wanted to reach out and touch the car,” Holly Muscolino, an IDC analyst who attended the Canon MReal demonstration, told TechNewsWorld.

Although Canon continued to impress technology observers with their new system, it still remains to be seen whether industries will see the $125,000 price tag as something they can invest in. Will it live up to its promise? Can the Canon MReal make the creation of prototypes easier and faster? Is mixed reality a phenomenon we should look out for or conventional research methods are still the way to go? Such questions will remain unanswered, of course, until the MReal System is put into test by its target markets—the defense, construction, medical, scientific and automobile industries.

Source: TechNewsWorld