FotoNation, Socionext Team to Improve On-the-Move Video

fotonation_logo-300x197FotoNation Limited and Socionext Inc. confirmed to MMW in an announcement this week that they have forged a long-term strategic partnership to deliver a new, fully-customizable, low power, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) hardware and software solution.

What does that serve up to end users? Supposedly rock solid video stability for ‘on-the-move’ video devices, including drones, action cameras, and wearables.

“This state-of-the-art EIS solution delivers an energy-efficient, GPU-free chipset that can process HD and 4K-ready video at up to 60 frames-per-second, enabling video that is practically immune to platform motion and vibration, while also correcting for distortions caused by wide-angle lenses commonly found in drones and action cameras,” the company tells us.

FotoNation will demonstrate its latest EIS solutions at next week’s Embedded Vision Summit.

“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,” said Sumat Mehra, senior vice president of marketing and business development at FotoNation. “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.”

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