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craig
10-05-2007, 07:41 PM
<p>There have been some questions about what TruePic does and doesn't do. I asked Olympus to help work out the confusion on this matter and this is the reply:</p>
<p><strong>The image processing engine has evolved into TruePic III with even higher image quality than before. </strong><br />
The newly incorporated image processing engine, TruePic III is the result of extensive review for dealing with increased number of pixels handled. In particular, we succeeded in greatly reducing th...Read more here. (http://fourthirdsphoto.com/blog/?p=72)

clark666
10-17-2007, 07:32 PM
Does TruePic change? Is it the same on the E3 as it is on the E510? It seems to me from reading the Olympus explanations that the E3 and E510 use the same image processing and so the image quality should be similar

Michael Meissner
10-17-2007, 08:24 PM
Does TruePic change? Is it the same on the E3 as it is on the E510? It seems to me from reading the Olympus explanations that the E3 and E510 use the same image processing and so the image quality should be similar
I would imagine that TruePic is just the name of the embedded computer that is in the camera. From the hints I've read, there are 3 chips in the E-3, and presumably only 1 in the other models.

As a compiler writer, I would be interested to see what the actual instruction set used underneath in the processor. A few years ago when I was working for Cygnus, I had looked at a lot of different CPU designs.

I do have to wonder, whether given the E-20/E-10 used a MIPS processor for the computer part, and I have worked on the MIPS code generator for GCC off and on for the last 19 years or so, whether Olympus ever used GCC for the firmware, and in a very small way, I contributed to it.
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jon_k
10-25-2007, 04:07 PM
I would imagine that TruePic is just the name of the embedded computer that is in the camera. From the hints I've read, there are 3 chips in the E-3, and presumably only 1 in the other models.


It's simply the image processing chip. So in essence, the images from the E-3 should be identical to the E-510, with minor changes.

You worked on coding GCC for MIPS? I don't know if it uses the MIPS architecture or ARM or what. It could be nothing but a fancy micro controller. A full embedded computer system seems overboard. I'm unsure if they code their firmware in C or not. I'd assume assembly? I mean you want the smallest possible code for small applications like this.... the extra bloat a C compiler would make could be the difference between fitting it in memory or not.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/crm/oneoffpages/images/truepicTURBO/crm_tptchip.jpg
TruePic TURBO provides fast start-up and nearly instant shutter response times. Generally, this means less lag time from shot-to-shot.
Fast image playback on your LCD.
It allows improved battery life and flash recycle times.
TruePic TURBO is only available in Olympus cameras.
You see vibrant, natural colors in your images thanks to Proper Gamma II Technology.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/crm/oneoffpages/images/truepicTURBO/crm_tptcolor.jpg
Advanced Noise Filter II Technology detects the edges in your images and sharpens them.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/crm/oneoffpages/images/truepicTURBO/crm_tptedge.jpgWith TruePic TURBO you’ll experience some of the best digital image quality imaginable.