Sunday, March 26th, 2017

April 2016 – New content creation for large screen, 4K/8K and HDR has brought new challenges to the workflow and editing. The data size and efforts involved scale with resolution, image size, and color depth. More details means bigger data. Bigger data, means more horsepower is needed in the editing stations in the form of [...]

February 2016 – Several years back Polaroid introduced the Cube lifestyle action camera in a 1.4” cube footprint. This camera entered the market to compete in the GoPro compatible action camera marketplace. While the feature set of the original Cube was slightly behind the specifications of the GoPro line, the format and footprint of the [...]

December 2015 – A long time name in household and commercial security and monitoring Kidde, has introduced two components of their home and SOHO/SMB smart home system.  These are a monitor for detectors in the building and a security camera.  Both are supported by a smartphone app that is the center point for all the [...]

August 19, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Filipe Pedroso from Intel talked about developing apps in Windows for the RealSense camera family. The peripheral systems can add new functionality and enhanced capabilities to Windows operations. The RealSense technology is based on an RBG camera for basic imaging and an IP emitter and detector for depth [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—Engineers from Intel explained their work on RGB-D cameras that operate at over 30 fps. By synchronizing and combining registration of the visible and IR depth information, they enable new apps and user experiences. The underlying technology is similar to that in the Microsoft Kinect. [...]

June 2, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—One session on imaging applications had Kazuhiro Suzuki from Toshiba describe a switchable micro-lens array (MLA) system that captures both high resolution image and low-resolution light field information. The system addresses the major problem of light filed cameras, low resolution. The technologies for creating a [...]

February 23, 2015, ISSCC, San Francisco, Ryohei Funatsu from NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories described a 133 M pixel, 60 fps CMOS image sensor for use in the coming 8k TV systems. This next-generation system is expected to start test broadcast services next year, with initial 8k rollout starting in 2018, to iron out [...]

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—James Rehg from Georgia Tech talked about developing new tools to use the many available video analysis capabilities to evaluate social interactions in younger children. The growing capabilities of vision tools and other sensors provides an ability to measure and analyze behavior. In the recent past, some of [...]

 June 2014 – Blackmagic Design was showing their video processing and capture products in scaled down display of of accessories at the Infocomm2014 show compared to their presence at NAB 2014. The highlights were focused on their new cameras and their switching gear which is very affordable and easy to use for corporate AV applications [...]

January 2014 – Imagination Technology, as usual, was visible all over CES 2014. They started off with their Pure radio group at CES unveiled showing their internet radios that support multi-format software defined tuners. At the show its self Pure radio had a booth showing their systems, but they also had a briefing and meeting [...]