2012

December 29, 2012
Earlier this month, BDTI senior software engineer Eric Gregori and I delivered a technology trends presentation on embedded vision in mobile electronics devices at the Embedded Vision Alliance Member Summit, the video of which is currently being edited and I hope to publish soon here on the site. One of the key application areas that we discussed in depth is computational photography, which Wikipedia defines as:
December 29, 2012
Interested in trying out plenoptic light field camera technology, but don't have access to a Lytro camera (or for that matter, a Toshiba sensor prototype)?
December 29, 2012
Plenoptic camera technology, most commonly known nowadays by virtue of Lytro's ongoing promotion of the concept (and sales of the first-generation implementation), has received primary mainstream attention to date because the light field-based approach allows for post-capture selective focus on particular depth regions of an image.
December 14, 2012
Late last month, I shared the news of the death of Bryce Bayer, an Eastman Kodak scientist whose filter array breakthrough nearly 40 years ago is now in widespread use, enabling inherently monochrome CCDs and CMOS image sensors to capture full-spectrum color information.
December 5, 2012
If you haven't yet viewed the video of Ken Lee's (VanGogh Imaging) presentation at September's Embedded Vision Summit, I commend it to your perusal. Lee begins with a quite hilarious story about an on-site audition he did of one of the first implementations of the company's products...running on automated inspection equipment at a hog farm, and used to monitor animal health.
December 5, 2012
Lytro's light ray-based plenoptic camera technology, which enables post-capture selective focus on any particular depth region of an image, has received periodic mention on this site. Back in October of last year, for example, I covered the cameras' initial unveiling.
November 26, 2012
Speaking of intelligent image processing algorithms, I encourage you to check out SmartDeblur, a Windows-based utility developed by Vladimir Yuzhikov that's intended for the restoration of defocused and blurred images. The developer writes: Main functions:
November 26, 2012
As a recent writeup in ExtremeTech rightfully notes, the $25-35 price point of the Raspberry Pi board in combination with its impressive capabilities at that cost:
November 25, 2012
Back in late September, I told you about Movi.Kanti.Revo, a client-side-rendered, HTML5- and web browser-based, and gesture interface-implemented application co-developed by Cirque du Soleil and Google. For the moment, at least, Movi.Kanti.Revo is only supported on conventional computers (along with a limited set of browsers, at that).
November 25, 2012
Google didn't evolve the project name when incrementing from Android 4.1 (introduced in late June) to the more recent and latest 4.2 release. However, the newest "Jelly Bean" version makes several notable imaging improvements that will be of interest to embedded vision application developers.