|Fujifilm is in the process of creating digital archives for
cultural assets so they can be viewed on the Internet.
For example, picture scrolls that could not be touched at
museums or temples can be maneuvered freely on the
screen, such as enlarging the image using your mouse*.
Because we want more of the world to see Japan's
Fujifilm is recording Japan's hidden-away treasures in ultra high-definition.
|Japan's picture scrolls, ancient documents, and ancient maps,
treasured for hundreds of years..
Historical treasures such as these have been stored with great care because exposure to outside light and outside air cause permanent damage. Only a small circle of people, such as historians, were able to see these.
Fujifilm is supporting the creation of digital archives of cultural assets owned by temples and universities, and other institutions.
We have entered an era in which anyone can enjoy viewing our valuable cultural assets on the Internet.
|With the Fujifilm EzMaper system (high-definition image
digitization service), even large-volume image data such
as long picture scrolls of several meters can be displayed
smoothly without interruption.
And that's not all. Details are crystal clear even when you enlarge the image.
The experience is like having the real thing in your own hands - this is what it feels like to be a historian.
|The picture scrolls and ancient documents are shot with a
high-performance micro camera.
The film used for this is Fujifilm's color microfilm type RII. With rich gradation sequence and excellent reproduction capabilities for brilliant color, everything down to the last detail is captured with clarity.
Next, the film is read by Fujifilm's color scanner "Lanovia Quattro" for digitization.
These technologies make it possible to record realistic images that are like seeing the real thing. Long-term storage is also enabled.
Fujifilm looks forward to helping other countries share their treasures with the world.
|Here's one example. A research institute in Great Britain
requests a university to lend it a musical score handwritten
by Haydn for research purposes.
Though the university wishes to cooperate, it can't risk the possibility of accidental damage to the original score while it is being researched or transported.
However, the digital version of the musical score can easily be shared at no risk.
Fujifilm's digital technology may just one day contribute to making a historical discovery.