POLAROID Computing recently unveiled a number of new products that are aimed at improving desktop imaging technology- Polaroid ProPalette 8000, a digital colour film recorder, and the Polaview LCD projector. Polaroid Computing is the electronic imaging arm of Polaroid Far East. The ProPalette 8000 offers 8,000 lines of resolution and is compatible with Macintosh and Windows machines. It has an internal seven-inch cathode ray tube (CRT), colour balance controls, custom optics and auto exposure. There is also a 20-character LCD front panel that provides information on the status of the system. The 35mm camera back auto-loads and rewinds film. During the first quarter of next year Polaroid hopes to introduce further enhancements to film handling, including support for 6x7, 4x5 and bulk-loading 35mm camera backs. Connection to the computer is either via SCSI or parallel port. The company also released four new liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors used in audio-visual presentations. The Polaview 105, Polaview 95, Polaview 90, and Polaview 80 LCD projectors are available in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and South Korea. The Polaview 105 is a polysilicon projector that can produce images in true colour (16.8 million colours). It has an optimised 300-ANSI-lumen optical system, including a metal halide lamp that can produce bright images in rooms that are fully lit. It also has a motorised 1.6 to 1 zoom lens with focus control. It can display an image of more than 10 metres in size, measured diagonally. In addition, it has multiple computer and video inputs that allow two people to connect to the projector at the same time for dual presentations. The images of the Polaview 95 are 500-ANSI-lumen, with a 400-watt metal-halide lamp. It has integrated video and audio capabilities and supports international standards such as PAL, NTSC and SECAM. The Polaview 90 has 300-ANSI-lumen images as has the Polaview 80. The Polaview 80 is considered the cheapest of the new range but can be upgraded to support video.