7 - 8 November 2024 MUTEC



18/10/2022 MUTEC

Exhibitors Present Themselves: Phase One

Phase One has optimized the industry’s first fully automated high-resolution multispectral imaging (MSI) workflow solution. The Phase One Rainbow MSI Solution simplifies imaging with multispectral light to precisely and non-invasively capture, process, and analyze images in paintings and artworks; ancient texts that may be invisible to the human eye; and objects and materials for accurate, detailed identification and classification -- all at unprecedented speeds.

The Phase One Rainbow MSI is the only system currently available that offers a fully automated 150MP stack capture workflow. It supports both multiband and narrowband imaging, adhering to Charisma guidelines for multiband. Its very high resolution image capture reduces capture sequence requirements, thus protecting fragile documents and artifacts from radiation exposure time. The camera’s high dynamic range means that even the slightest image traces are captured and included for post-capture analysis. Its simplicity and reliability make it suitable for use by anyone in an institution regardless of their level of technical expertise.

With the Rainbow MSI solution, after an initial calibration process, image stacks can now be captured and processed with a single mouse click -- saving time when compared to a manual workflow. The system delivers image stacks with immaculate exposures throughout, with perfectly aligned images to enable and simplify their post-capture analysis. It supports both multiband (UV, white, IR) and narrowband (16 individual wavebands from UV through to IR) multispectral imaging to facilitate a wide range of applications. It offers capture, processing and analysis of image stacks using either method.

This level of automation means that even scientifically unskilled people in an institution can undertake multispectral imaging projects. Also, since the process is so much faster, researchers and conservators can consider capturing a complete book rather than just a handful of selected pages. If the object were a large painting requiring several step and repeat captures, this automated workflow could make the project more feasible.


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