Investigation of Electronic Generation of Visual Images for Air Force Technical Training.
Interim rept. May 74-Oct 75,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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Conventional approaches to audiovisual software preparation are no longer sufficient to meet increased visual requirements created by implementation of large scale, individualized learning systems. The problem rests primarily with conventional methodologies electronic image generation was investigated as a possible alternative. A prototype, experimental device, the Scanimate-500, designed and built by the Computer Image Corporation, Denver, Colorado, was investigated. The Scanimate utilizes photographic, television, and computer electronic technologies to produce 35mm slides as an end product. This report covers a 60-day evaluation of the prototype device in an operational setting after a year of research and development. Results indicate a developing technology will a methodology still largely undefined. Electronic image generation proved viable for certain slide categories - especially where repeated use of basic visual elements was necessary progressive disclosure, nomenclature, etc.. It would not be unreasonable to estimate that as high as 15 of any total graphics requirement could be electronically processed efficiently and cost-effectively. Eight productions were accomplished during the 60-day period with varying degrees of success. A broader, continued research effort is in progress to perfect the technological approach. Author
- Humanities and History
- Computer Programming and Software