August 2011

August 25, 2011
I hope you'll indulge a brief divergence from 'pure' embedded vision topics, because I just can't resist sharing a highlight clip from the upcoming snowboarding film The Art Of Flight with you. For one thing, the footage was shot with a precursor to the Vision Research Phantom camera systems that I showcased a week ago.
August 19, 2011
I spent a few days at BDTI's Oakland office this week, as you already know if you saw last night's writeup on the interview with UC Berkeley's Jitendra Malik. Among other things, I had a face-to-face meeting with the folks who work on the Embedded Vision Alliance website. Stay tuned for more news on the site improvement front, as our ideas transform into implementations.
August 18, 2011
Not so very long ago, I remember how pleased I was to learn that my first digital SLR, Pentax's *ist D, was capable of 2.7 fps burst capture speeds (for up-to-5 frame JPG bursts). How time flies; Pentax's latest high-end "35mm" DSLR, the K-5, does 7 fps (for up to 22 JPGs or 8 RAWs) or 2 fps (unlimited JPGs) sustained still frame captures if the storage media write speeds can keep up, along with capturing 25 fps 1080p video.