Articles tagged "technology"

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DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action

See DJI's 'AeroScope' drone-tracking technology in action. This is the system that DJI says can help law enforcement and airport (among others) track and identify rogue drones.

AI-based upsampling tech creates high-res versions of low-res images

An AI-based system developed at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is capable of creating high-definition versions of low-resolution images, using a texture-based approach.

Adobe Scribbler uses AI to colorize black-and-white portraits and sketches

'Project Scribbler' is a powerful AI-driven feature that can intelligently colorize a black and white portrait... or even turn a line sketch into a colorized and realistic image.

DJI 'AeroScope' tech shares your drone's ID and location with law enforcement

DJI has developed a technology called AeroScope that allows law enforcement to identify and track airborne drones that are breaking UAV regulations, while simultaneously addressing privacy concerns.

Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital

Crowdfunded projects have repeatedly promised to convert old 35mm film cameras to digital. "Not going to happen" says our resident pessimist, Richard. A roll of the revived Ektachrome will come sooner than a useable digital conversion.

Canon's 'virtual camera' system will turn sports games into 3D videos you can explore

Canon is developing a 'Free Viewpoint Video System' that will turn real life sports games and events into immersive 3D interactive experiences. It's video game-like camera control IRL.

RED Hydrogen One smartphone will feature Leia lightfield holographic display technology

Red has provided more detail on the origin of 'holographic' technology used by its upcoming Hydrogen One smartphone: Leia Inc., not to be confused with Leica, is partnering with the company.

The evolution of zoom on smartphone cameras

Corephotonics has published a white paper on "The Evolution of Zoom Camera Technologies in Smartphones", covering early telescopic zooms up to the latest dual-cam systems.

Raw bit depth is about dynamic range, not the number of colors you get to capture

Raw bit depth is often discussed as if it improves image quality and that more is better, but that's not really the case. And it doesn't have much to do with colors or gradation. Here's why 12-bit is enough most of the time.

Equivalence is useful if you have any interest in light (and as a photographer, you probably should)

Equivalence is much-discussed, but still often misunderstood. Here's a simplified explanation of the concept of equivalent apertures, which is just another way of talking about light received by your camera.

MIT's newest photography tech can retouch an image before it's captured

MIT has developed a new machine learning technology that can retouch an image before you even snap the photo... and it's lightweight enough that it can work on an ordinary smartphone.

NVIDIA Computational Zoom lets you change perspective and focal length in post

Researchers with the University of California, Santa Barbara and NVIDIA have developed a new type of 'computational zoom' tech that will let you change a photo's perspective and focal length in post.

Behind the scenes at Canon's new Burbank Technology and Support Center

On July 12, Canon opened its newest Technology and Support Center, designed to serve the motion picture industry, in Burbank, CA. DPReview got a sneak peak and takes you behind the scenes.

Corephotonics publishes white paper on dual-cameras and image fusion

The document looks at the challenges to overcome when adding a second camera in either Wide + Tele or Color + Monochrome setups, such as calibration and image quality optimization.

Sony announces new 20MP 1-inch sensor for industrial applications

Sony's new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning.

Caltech research team develops lensless camera

Caltech researchers have developed an 'optical phased array' chip that uses time delays instead of a lens to focus the incoming light.

Watch a mirror, LED, razor and a camera make the invisible visible

YouTube channel Veritasium demonstrates a relatively simple Schlieren photography setup, and it is cool as heck.

Researchers let AI loose on 100 million Instagram photos to study style

Yellow shirts were big around the time of the 2014 World Cup, and red hats are on trend in December.

Microsoft demonstrates better way to bend sensors for simpler lenses and better IQ

Microsoft has become the latest company to show its hand in the race to gain the image quality benefits of curved sensors. Its Project Vermont has developed a method for bending conventionally made silicon sensors into more uniformly-curved shapes.

Electronic shutter, rolling shutter and flash: what you need to know

Whether you're syncing a flash, wondering why banding is appearing in your image or getting strange images from your camera's silent shutter mode, the way your shutter works has a role to play. Here's what happens when you press the shutter button.

Google demos technology that scrubs objects from photographs

A feature we first saw demonstrated in 2015 appears to be almost ready for prime time.

Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range

The good news? a9 Raws look good at high ISO, and there's no cost to it dropping to 12 bit mode. The bad news? That's because there are only 12 bits worth of dynamic range to begin with. Rishi digs into Sony's sports specialist's sensor.

Sony releases machine vision sensor capable of 1000 fps object tracking

It won't end up in a smartphone or camera, but Sony's IMX382 high-speed vision sensor is still pretty cool. Read more

Algorithms may help scientists see what your brain sees

Reconstructing perceived images based on brain scans has proven difficult and results have been inaccurate. Neural networks may change that.

Google software engineer shows what's possible with smartphone cameras in low light

Google software engineer Florian Kainz wrote a custom Android app and used manual post-processing in Photoshop to show what's possible with current smartphone cameras in low light. Read more

Everypixel Aesthetics uses neural networks to judge your photographs

Everypixel uses neural networks for ranking stock images and for this purpose has trained the algorithms to judge the aesthetic value of a stock image in the same way as a human would do. Read more

Adobe Research tackles selfie photography with new AI-powered tech

Adobe has revealed new research that would allow users to adjust the look of their selfies by changing perspective and depth of field after capture. Read more

Image style AI can convert paintings to photographs

A new artificial intelligence algorithm can reverse the painting style effects that apps like Prisma apply to photographs. Read more

Resolution, aliasing and light loss - why we love Bryce Bayer's baby anyway

Bayer filters are far from perfect – they're prone to sampling artifacts and throw away a lot of light. So why are they used by the cameras that live in millions of pockets around the world? Because it's a briliant piece of design. Read more

Researchers create method for photorealistic Prisma-style effects

Prisma, but photorealistic rather than painterly: researchers at Cornell and Adobe have presented a new method that uses deep learning to transfer the style of one photo to another. Read more

Google Guetzli is an open source JPEG encoder that creates 35% smaller files

Google has announced the open source release of Guetzli, a new JPEG encoder able to reduce a JPEG's file size by up to 35%, without any significant loss of quality. Read more

Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds

Senior representatives from Olympus have revealed in an interview that the company could be working on Micro Four Thirds sensors that support 8K video. Read more

Google patent details a hat with a wearable camera and bone conduction speaker

Google was recently awarded a patent which in part details a wearable camera system embedded in a baseball hat. Read more

Exynos 8895 processor supports 4K video at 120 fps and 28MP cameras

Samsung's latest mobile processor is the company's first to use the 10-nanometer FinFET process and offers impressive imaging, video and machine vision features. Read more

OPPO 5x smartphone zoom system sample images

We spent a hot minute with a prototype device using OPPO's new 5x smartphone zoom technology. Take a look at a couple of sample images. Read more

OPPO announces dual-cam 5x optical zoom technology for smartphones

OPPO has presented an innovative approach to zooming on smartphone cameras that uses a prism and dual-lenses that are arranged at an angle to each other.

This CMOS sensor with 3D-printed microlenses is designed to mimic predator vision

Using 3D printing to create ultra-precise micro-lenses directly on a CMOS sensor might one day help drones see the way eagles and other predators do. Read more

iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images

According to an analyst report, the upcoming iPhone flagship model will come with a technology that combines 2D images captured by the front camera with depth data from an infrared module to record 3D information. Read more

Neural network converts Game Boy Camera images into color photos

A research engineer has used neural networks to produce photorealistic images from low-res, monochrome Game Boy Camera photos. Read more

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified

Sony has published a video demonstrating the principles behind its apodization filter on its new STF 100mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, explaining how it creates very smooth bokeh both in front of, and behind, the focus plane. Have a watch and read our analysis of this feature, and our initial impressions of this phenomenal new lens for E-mount. Read more

Crash drones over and over again with Microsoft's open source simulator

Microsoft has released a free, open source simulator to help engineers test – and yes, repeatedly crash – drones in a photo-realistic environment. Read more

Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology

Canon's CMOS sensors are capable of capturing some amazing low light video footage, but this new video showcasing the technology... maybe takes it all a bit too seriously. See video

Apple files patent application for optimization of focus stacks

Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more

Panasonic's new organic CMOS sensor won't be in your next camera but it's cool anyway

Panasonic's latest organic CMOS chip can capture visible and near-infrared light at the same time without sacrificing resolution. Read more

Flat metalenses now work with a range of colors

Harvard researchers have made advancements in development of a flat lens known as a metalens – for the first time, it can work with a continuous range of colors rather than one at a time. Read more

Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images

A new system by Google based on neural networking is capable of adding detail to very low-resolution images. Read more

Sony shows off 3-layer stacked smartphone image sensor that can shoot 1000 fps at 1080p

Sony's latest image sensor development uses a 3-layer structure and a DRAM buffer for extremely fast read-out speeds and reduced rolling shutter 'Jello-effect.' Read more

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

GlobalXplorer is an online program that puts ordinary citizens to work identifying new archaeological sites by looking at satellite images – no PhD required. Read more

Study finds consumers are ready to embrace selfies as a tool

A Sony-commissioned study has found that the top ten future uses for smartphone cameras will include banking, shopping and healthcare, among others. Read more

Samsung virtual assistant rumored to use camera for object identification

A Siri-style virtual assistant in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone is expected to perform text and object recognition tasks using the camera. Read more

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