Solution through can:scan
The can:scan is a multi-spectral measuring device. It combines the spectral measurement properties of a spectrophotometer with the locally resolved measurement of an image-recording process. The result is a so-called multi-spectral dataset. For each pixel there is not just a three-position colour value (e.g. RGB or Lab) provided, but behind each pixel lies a complete reflectance spectrum. Only then is it possible to calculate colour images with high colour quality — and that for any type of light (emission spectra) and viewing curves.
The can:scan is set up like a little, integrated photo studio:
- The object is inserted in the recording area of the can:scan and the device is closed.
- The object is illuminated at an angle of 45° with a known emission spectrum. The grey-scale camera views the object from an angle of 0°. The spectral properties of the camera and lens are known.
- A filter wheel with spectral band-pass filters rotates in front of the camera. Each spectral dataset contains sample data for each individual filter.
- With the knowledge of the spectral properties of all optical components involved in the measurement (lighting, lens, filters, camera, etc.), it is possible to calculate from the samples the only unknown factor, namely the reflectance of the object.
The multi-spectral images from the can:scan offer the following advantages:
- Lab images can be calculated from the dataset. In addition to the pure colour, the structure and colour variations of the object caused by the structure are recorded.
- Each dataset contains pixel-precise spectral measurement values, enabling subsequent measurements to be made of any object areas. These measurements can be stored and transferred in various formats (ISO, QTX, etc.). Also multi-colour, patterned objects can be recorded and assessed.
- The recordings are created via optical imaging, i.e. without contact. This also includes objects whose colour impression changes when touched (terrycloth, deep-pile fabric, velvet, etc.) or which are not flat (3-dimensional objects). In the PDF file we have included all the facts, technical information and further details for you.
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