You probably have a drone or action camera on your shopping list this year. Anyone of them can help you document your vacation in a brand new, creative way… that is, if your drone can handle the motor vibrations or the wind isn’t too brutal. Otherwise, you’re going to get shaky videos, right? Not exactly.. not if Socionext and FotoNation can do something about it. The two companies have started a strategic partnership to deliver super steady, super crisp 4K video #actionmagic
Socionext, the SoC jv of Fujitsu and Panasonic, brought to the table their MB86S27 compact image processor, while FotoNation came with EIS, their computational imaging algorithm for video stabilization. Together, they offer an energy-efficient, GPU-free chipset that can process HD and 4K video to up to 60 frames per second! That means your video will look still like a photo all the while delivering dynamic images. The best thing is FotoNation‘s solution delivers on smartphones, drones and action cameras:
“Rapid growths in the use of recreational action cameras and video drones has created tremendous new demand for video stabilization solutions capable of neutralizing vibrations while filming,” says FotoNation’s Sumat Mehra. “This joint EIS solution developed by FotoNation and Socionext acts as a digital gimbal, and delivers stable images in ‘on the move’ video capture situations such as in drones and action cameras while also significantly reducing camera weight and power consumption.”
Basically, you have a solution that helps you capture video like a professional videographer, without the extra equipment normally needed to produce quality images. Your gadgets will capture video that looks immune to platform motion and vibration while correcting distortions, too, in a lightweight package with minimum power consumption.
Socionext’s Satoru Komatsu said that this strategic partnership “will enable powerful, lightweight solutions that deliver crystal clear, stable video in a variety of applications.“