Video projectors have become popular tools when teaching medical students and for sharing case studies with clinical colleagues. This presents all sorts of issues for proper image reproduction because simply swapping a monitor for a projector makes things look quite different.
In response, Barco has released its new Conference CloneView software tool that copies up to two signals from a compatible graphics card and appropriately downscales or zooms the image for more appropriate display on a projector screen.
From the press release:
Conference CloneViewTM allows medical professionals to clone outputs from one or two medical displays onto any display or projector attached to the same graphics board. The cloned image is downscaled using an algorithm designed such that all pixels contribute to the final projected image. The tool also allows zooming and panning for ease of viewing and provides the option to preserve the aspect ratio, or stretch the image.
The new tool is available as a software feature with Barco’s MXRT medical display controllers, which have been designed to deliver the performance, quality and stability required for today’s 2D and 3D imaging applications in healthcare. Using the MXRT boards for triple-head imaging, CloneView can combine two display outputs into one output signal and feed it to the projector. The software runs on Microsoft Windows® 7.