Sunday 15 July 2007

Printed Hologram Mimics Smooth Video

Japan's Dai NipponPrinting (DNP) and Sony PCI have just invented a printed Hologram that has enough information from two different images to mimic smooth moving video. It uses a Lippmann Hologram technique which uses two lasers and a series of interference patterns to impart up to 100 different images on a layer of polymer. Conventional printed holograms are stereoscopic and contain just two views embossed on plastic or foil, such as found on Credit cards and Currency notes. This technology
is capable of storing dynamic picture images, including animation and live-action created with stereogram technology. The newly developed hologram has the capacity to store in excess of 100 image frames on a single hologram...
The animated representation has the look and feel of a real video but they are not yet cheap to make so will be offset by potential savings made through curbing Piracy and Counterfeit of Goods, Fraud and Copyright largely because criminal groups can imitate real things and products in such a refined way that authenticity of said goods makes them indistinguishable from the real thing, Consequently all real goods in future will apparently be easier to detect. Yeah I suppose thats all very well but one can't stop wondering how they are actually going to fuse these holograms into the fabric or surfaces of say Furniture, Clothing and Rubber tyres. Perhaps its really only meant for the exotic end of the market like Blue Ray Disks and everything emanating from that like laptops,gadgets, etc ?
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