We describe the general characteristics and the first result of a new synchrotron beamline at the Pohang Light Source in Korea. The beamline, operated by a Korean-Taiwanese-Swiss consortium, is dedicated to microimaging experiment in real time with coherent x rays. The performances of the first tests already reach excellent levels when compared to other similar facilities worldwide. The key feature is the use of unmonochromatized x rays to achieve very high lateral and time resolution. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.