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Picture Scrolls & Fujifilm Preserving picture scrolls permanently

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 treasures.
Fujifilm is recording Japan's hidden-away treasures in ultra high-definition.

* EzMaper system (high-definition image digitization service)

1.Hidden-away cultural assets can be appreciated and enjoyed on the Internet. Fujifilm’s high-definition image digitization service.

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.
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* Photos are reference images only.

2.Even a long picture scroll or large ancient map can be easily browsed by enlarging the image or gliding to what you want to see.

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.

3.The beauty of Japan, shown in its true form. Compatible with high-resolution images for vivid colors. Microfilm and scanning technologies.

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.
High-resolution microfilm (type RII) High-performance scanner (Lanovia Quattro) *This product has been discontinued.

4.Research exchange is also made possible with creation of cultural asset digital archives.

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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.
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