Category: Cameras

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Toradex shows Deep Learning Accelerators, Edge AI with Gyrfalcon, Xnor.ai, Movidius and More

Posted by Charbax – March 14, 2019

Toradex shows their deep learning inference solutions at Embedded World 2019, using power-efficient, Arm-based System on Modules, as machine learning and deep learning using neural networks progress is accelerating with successful new applications in computer vision for the embedded world. Toradex simplifies the integration of these technologies into products with its System on Modules, training deep learning models on high-performance computers with frameworks like TensorFlow, with optimizations needed to improve performance on low-power embedded Linux devices such as the ones Toradex partners with Au-Zone, Xnor.ai and Antmicro and others to bring to the embedded market. Implementing these dedicated neural network accelerators can boost the performance of embedded devices while keeping power consumption low, as shown in Toradex’s solutions with Intel Movidius Myriad and Gryfalcon Lightspeeur. Toradex partners with Allied Vision to showcase the brand-new Alvium industrial MIPI CSI-2 camera as a crucial component in the pasta detection demo which uses an Apalis System on Module featuring the NXP i.MX 8 QuadMax SoC with Cortex-A72, Cortex-A53 and dual OpenCL-capable GPU. To learn more about the demo, see CNX-Software's blog post. A real-world application example of deep learning is Manta, a camera-based drowning detection system from Coral Detection Systems which is solar-powered, and the video analytics are done on a Toradex Apalis module featuring a Nvidia TK1 SoC with a CUDA-enabled GPU. If a person is at risk of drowning, the system can alert its user acoustically or via smartphone.

MediaTek Helio P90, dual ARM Cortex-A75, six ARM Cortex-A55

Posted by Charbax – March 6, 2019

MediaTek Helio P90 dual ARM Cortex-A75 with 6 ARM Cortex-A55 in an octa-core cluster, with powerful AI APU 2.0 with 1165GMACs performance, Imagination PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, LPDDR4X memory, supports up to 48MP camera sensors (44.7% larger than 8K), 48MP at up to 30FPS with zero delay (ZSD) or 480FPS in 16MP. Dual camera arrays of up to 24+16MP can do 30fps bokeh live-previews that are 6X faster and 2.25X higher resolution than competitor claims MediaTek. Upgraded triple ISP that’s now capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV processing. CorePilot control that supports ACAO (all cores all open), AI-enhanced low-light noise reduction algorithm is 4X faster and is also the first ever AI-feature in CV (computer vision) performance. MediaTek’s latest 4G LTE WorldMode modem introduces 4x4 MIMO, 3CA and 256QAM that provides more reliable connectivity performance even in densely populated spaces such as stadiums, busy shopping districts, offices or at the airport.

Oppo 10x Lossless Zoom and 5G phone

Posted by Charbax – February 24, 2019

Oppo unveiled their 10x zoom phone, with that compact 160mm telephoto lens and software for a smooth lossless zoom from 16mm-160mm in such a thin phone. Oppo also had Qualcomm guest their keynote and they are launching 5G phones at this show.

$1099 Canon Vixia HF G50, 4K camcorder

Posted by Charbax – February 21, 2019

Canon Vixia HF G50 4K Camcorder ($1099 at Amazon.com) features a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, an 8-blade circular aperture, 5-axis image stabilization, a 20x optical zoom in 4K, records up to UHD 4K30 onto Dual SD Card Slots, Contrast based autofocus only (not Dual Pixel AF), Slow- & Fast-Motion, 29.3 to 627mm 20x Optical Zoom in 4K, 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable EVF. There are five assignable buttons around the camera, as well as a joystick, a lens ring, and a custom dial for full control of setting.

Leica S3 Medium Format 64 Megapixel Camera

Posted by Gennie – February 15, 2019

Leica S3 is a new medium format camera and the 3rd version of the S series of cameras by Leica. The Leica S3 has an 64MP sensor, it can capture 3 fps burst rate photos in that very high megapixel medium format. The S3 can do 4K video capture using the full width of the sensor. Pricing is unknown but is expected to be premium and launch is expected in 2019.

Leica talks L Mount Alliance with Panasonic and Sigma

Posted by Gennie – February 15, 2019

Leica is partnering with Panasonic and Sigma to collaborate on the L Mount Full Frame Alliance. There will be Cameras that use the L Mount system and compatible with Leica, Sigma and Panasonic lenses for it. Sigma will also make compatible cameras and lenses. APSC and full frame lenses will be compatible with L Mount systems. The new alliance provides greater cooperation, greater company specialization, and more choices for consumers to bring new choices for the full frame camera market.

Panasonic S1/S1R High Res Photo and HLG Photo announced at CES 2019

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2019

High resolution photo merges 8 pictures (using a trick with the IBIS motor) into a giant resolution photo and Panasonic's new HLG Photo mode is a new format to create HDR photography that can be viewed on any HLG compliant display. The display does not flip out and Panasonic is not yet demonstrating their AI contrast based autofocus performance. More specs will be announces up until the release date which is March 2019, the S1 and S1R are targetted more towards photography.

Vuze XR 3D 5.7K 180-camera, Vuze+ 4K 3D 360-camera

Posted by Gennie – December 23, 2018

The Vuze+ by Humaneyes Technologies is a 360 degree camera with 8 camera lenses. It can record in 4K 3D and 2D 360 degree footage. The Vuze+ has 2 Ambarella A9 video processors, a micro-SD card slot, WiFi and USB port.

The Vuze XR offers 180 degree footage in 3D, 5.7K video footage, 18M pixel photos, and 2D 360 degree footage. The Vuze XR has Four ambarella H2 processor,2 12M pixel lenses, micro-SD card reader, Four MEMS 48Hz microphones, and a 1200mAh battery.

151 megapixel camera: PhaseOne XF IQ4

Posted by Gennie – December 23, 2018

PhaseOne XF IQ4 150MP is the world’s first 151-megapixel camera. It provides a back side illuminated sensor. The full frame medium format sensors found in XF IQ4 allows capture more data providing more detail than any other camera ever made.

Bokeh video on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Posted by Charbax – October 17, 2018

The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro can take Bokeh video, they can blur the background as one of their new video AI modes in 1080p30. I shot here a sample using the phone so you can see the quality of that bokeh effect. Does it look good enough for video-blogging in a way that might have a professional look to it? I guess if the bokeh isn't by optics it's better not to shoot with it, right? But then the whole video is flat. This bokeh AI effect does not seem to recognize the things that are at the same distance, it blurs out anything that it considers not to be part of the face. And it might unblur any other faces that it catches in the background too which kind of defeats the purpose of blurring out the foreground and the background. It is possible though that Huawei might still yet improve on their AI algorithms here to perhaps improve their bokeh video effect further.