Computer & Software Requirements

A conventional laptop or desktop computer with the Windows Operating System is capable of handling the load of the Digitome software. More specifically, Windows 7 or 8 Pro 64-bit, 16GB RAM, HD, CPU – Intel Core-i5 or equivalent.

The typical exam of an object will require 8, 16, or 32 images from different perspectives. In terms of memory storage, this is only on the order of hundreds of megabytes at most. No large image database will be formed, as all planes viewed in the volumetric display are created in near-real time. Any plane image or scan set of images may be saved at the user’s discretion.

Image Processing & Video Software

Within the Digitome software, two-dimensional images can be exported in .png, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp and .tif file formats. A fly-through of an object can be saved as a series of images, generating an album of files in any of the above formats.  An album can then be used to generate an .avi movie. Because the output of the Digitome software is in these standard formats, these files can be used in a variety of third-party software for post-processing and input for other applications such as 3D printing.

One particularly useful open source image processing software is ImageJ, which can be downloaded at http://imagej.nih.gov/ij.

A variety of video editing software can be used to generate a fly-through movie. These include options like Movie Maker (free with Windows), iMovie (Mac), Final Cut Pro (Mac), and Adobe Premiere (Windows and Mac), as well as other available video editing software.