Category: Cameras

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Qualcomm Snapdragon at Embedded World 2017

Posted by Charbax – March 20, 2017

The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform is originally designed for mobile, but now can be embedded into Interactive kiosks, Digital signage, Robotics, High-tech toys, in flight entertainment, medical imaging and all kinds of ideas for any advanced IoT. Qualcomm positions their Snapdragon processors for Embedded to provide a superior performance, low power consumption and integrated connectivity to make devices more aware, connected, intelligent and interactive. The Snapdragon platform offers development kits, single-board computers and scaling up to customer solutions, integration services and production-ready, customizable System-on-Modules (SOMs). At Embedded World 2017, Qualcomm talks about Snapdragon 410E, Snapdragon 600E and also talks about the upcoming 820 series for embedded all with long term support (at least until 2025) to provide their maximum performance. With many projects to be born out of the Dragonboard 410c and showing off other solutions such as the Geniatech Developer Board 4, the small Geniatech DB4x 410 based module, the Altierre Systems powered embedded vision real-time synchronized multi-camera 130-degree panorama 4K system that is in the Panacast 2, eInfoChips eragon 820, Inforce, Kiteboard Snapdragon 410 board with a LTE sim card slot and more. All these Qualcomm Snapdragon based Embedded products can support multiple operating systems Android, Linux thanks to the availability of the open source Freedreno GPU driver and Windows 10 support also.

3of3 4K60p Panasonic GH5 handheld sample footage, testing 5-axis, autofocus in manual mode

Posted by Charbax – March 20, 2017

Here's my third attempt at making a sample footage at 4K 60p using the new Panasonic GH5, with the help of one Panasonic staff, he used what he thought could be the optimal settings in manual mode to try to demonstrate the 5-axis stabilization, the auto-focus always following and tracking my eyes and face automatically, focusing on devices that I hold. You can download the original 4K 60p 150mbit/s MP4 camera file here on Google Drive.

1of3 4K60p Panasonic GH5 handheld sample footage, testing 5-axis, autofocus in Program mode

Posted by Charbax – March 20, 2017

Please try to ignore my big mistake in not controlling the Shutter speed in this video to prevent to the terrible flickering of the indoor LED lights once we enter the building. I am very sorry I didn't try to adjust the shutter speed while shooting or before hand. I also tried but I couldn't find any easy and fast Anti-flicker post processing options in a video-editor. So here it is, I publish this video as I filmed it anyway. You can still see the GH5's performance in its 5-axis stabilization, auto-focus, color quality in 4K 60p mode. This video features Interview with Kevin Walker of Panasonic UK and Nick Driftwood a photographer who has been testing out pre-production GH5's over the past 3 months and you can see some of his GH5 samples at https://youtube.com/driftwoodtv and https://vimeo.com/user2930807 I'm sorry I didn't ask Kevin or Nick to help me adjust the Shutter speed while shooting this video when I should have better noticed the flickering in the viewfinder.

2of3 4K60p Panasonic GH5 handheld sample footage, testing 5-axis, autofocus in shutter priority mode

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2017

Filmed on Panasonic GH5 with manual settings (in shutter priority mode, 400-iso then trying to change the iso setting) filmed with Kevin Walker of Panasonic UK at The Photography Show in Birmingham UK. As this is my second time trying to use the camera, I have probably not set all the settings just right, and this was shot on a pre-production model with possibly a non-final firmware for now, please check back later as I will post other samples that I shot with the GH5 today using other settings as I was trying to achieve perfect auto-focus, perfect 5-axis dual image stabilization, perfect anti-flicker, perfect brightness, perfect colors and etc with the types of handheld always moving camera movements that I usually do in my video-blogging. Check back a bit later tonight as I will attempt to de-flicker the first 25-minute video that I shot with the GH5 in its more default P mode but where my shutter speed was set incompatible with the indoor lights flickering too much at the show. I will also try to upload a couple more samples that I shot on the GH5 in 4K 60p. You can download the original 4K 60p 150mbit/s MP4 camera file here on Google Drive.

Nvidia Tegra X2 in Jetson TX2 Developer Kit, dual Denver2 + quad ARM Cortex-A57, Pascal GPU

Posted by Charbax – March 17, 2017

Nvidia Tegra X2 features two Nvidia custom Denver 2 cores, four ARM Cortex-A57 cores with Nvidia's Pascal GPU (made of 256 CUDA cores) made on TSMC's 16nm FinFET+. Nvidia Tegra X2 (codenamed "Parker") delivers up to 1.5 teraflops of performance, about 50% more performance than Nvidia Tegra X1. Enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI), for building advanced robots, drones, smart cameras, portable medical devices, enabling the processing of complex deep neural networks on the edge of the IoT world. While X1 could do 4K at 30fps encode, 4K 10bit 60p decode, X2 can encode 4K H265 at 60p and decode 4K 12bit 60p. Memory bandwidth has more than doubled from 25.6GB/s to 58.3GB/s, you can buy the Nvidia Jetson TX2 Developer Kit for $599 at https://store.nvidia.com/store?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_US&SiteID=nvidia&id=QuickBuyCartPage

World’s First 4K60p Sports Camera with Ambarella AMBA H2 in Yi Technology 4K+

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 27, 2017

Yi Technology 4K+ is the first action camera with 4k/2160p recording at 60fps. The Yi 4K+ is the first camera with the Ambarella AMBA H2 SOC which 100% improvement in performance over A9SE and is the first camera SOC that is 14nm. There is USB type C for computer connectivity and connectivity with external microphones. There is electronic image stabilization for smoother video recording. The Yi $k+ is compatible with existing action camera accessories. There is also voice controls for hands free operation. Price and availability are to be determined.

$999 DJI Mavic 4K Drone, $299 OSMO Mobile Gimbal for iPhone

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

DJI is the leading producer of unmanned drones for consumer or enterprise use. DJI is estimated to have 70% of the drone market. Mavic drones enables images and video to be captured in areas otherwise inaccessible. The Mavic drone can capture up to 12mp images and 4k 30FPS video. The Mavic drone has a range of 7km and can use GPS to return to where is was launched from. The price of the Mavic drone is $999. The OSMO mobile iPhone stick enables smoother recording of iPhone panoramas and video using a 3 axis Gimbal system for $299.

$799 Vuze 360 4K 3D camera

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 25, 2017

The VUZE 360 is the only 360 degree 4K 3D camera for less than $1000. The VUZE 360 enables the capturing of 3d panoramic videos at a resultion of 4K at 30fps. VUZE content can be viewed in Virtual Reality. The microphones are 4 MEMS 48Hz microphones producing 16bit PCM audio. There is also Microsd for storage. The VUZE 360 can be controlled from an iOS device or Android device.

Leica Geosystems BLK360 with Autodesk RECAP 360 PRO

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 25, 2017

Leica Geosystems presents their BLK360 triple lens 360 degree camera as 3d scanner for 360 degree images for the construction industry. The camera has an infrared sensor for taking panoramic images. The camera is primarily used for surveying surrounding areas such as in the field of construction. The camera will be available in March of this year. The price is around $16,000.

Kodak Super 8 Camera with digital viewfinder, audio recording to SD card

Posted by Charbax – February 7, 2017

Kodak shows off working prototypes of their new 8mm Super 8 camera. This is a fully manual analog camera with a few digital features on it with an LCD viewfinder, record sound onto an SD card to synchronize in post.