Rencay Technology Compared to a Digital Camera

The Starting Point

Our trilinear scanning method captures full Red-Green-Blue data at a 48-bit color depth, for each individual pixel. by superimposing the colors during the scan. In addition to the high resolution of up to 1248 MPixel, the data quality achieved with this technology is extremely high.

Conventional digital camera systems ( e.g. DSLR or medium format ) typically use one-shot capture methods with Bayer-matrix sensors. This system filters each pixel with only one color, therefore, a Bayer raw image must be “developed” or interpolated with complex algorithms to provide all three colors to each pixel. 50% green-sensitive pixels and 25% red or blue sensitive pixels must be used to reconstruct all structures with the corresponding color. The results depend on factors such as orientation, contrast or fineness of the image content.

With close observation, it is obvious that both methods deliver very different results.

A simple quality comparison is shown using a customized test chart. You´ll find this chart in our download area.

Rencay Technology: Multi- Scan- Method

The Key to Resolution

Our unique Rencay Multi-Scan method uses continuous and precise movements of the sensor in both the X- and Y-axis to raise the base resolution of the Rencay trilinear scanners to achieve unmatched resolutions.

8k³8000 x 13000 Pixel RGB correspond to 312 Mpixels
16k³16000 x 26000 Pixel RGB correspond to 1248 Mpixels
24k³24000 x 39000 Pixel RGB correspond to 2808 Mpixels

When it is important to maintain the subtle variations of color, tone gradations, and the finest detailed brush strokes or paper texture, the Rencay technology will excel where other digital cameras may merge tones and colors or have an objectionable level of pixelated detail. The Rencay technology is the preferred capture system wherever large format materials are digitized in high-resolution or special attention must be given to the finest details of the original.

This Video Explains the Rencay Technology

The exceptional panorama photo of Munich by Benjamin von Kreutzbruck has 1300 megapixels.