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Video tools enable image stabilization in cameras

Posted: 15 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:video? hardware acceleration? image processing software?

Tessera Technologies Inc. debuts the FotoNation Video Tools for capturing high-quality videos in mobile devices such as camera phones, pocket camcorders and DSCs.

As demand for video capabilities in handheld cameras increases, OEMs are dealing with new challenges such as hand movement, which can result in low quality videos. The FotoNation Video Tools solution features a Video Image Stabilization application that reduces the effect of jerks and frame jumps. It also features a Video Face Beautification application that softens skin tones and removes or reduces blemishes, automatically beautifying faces.

The solution combines image processing hardware and software in a single solution to improve recorded video quality while reducing demands on system resources. The hardware acceleration is used for computationally intensive tasks, with the remainder of the image processing carried out by the software. The hardware acceleration also can be used to improve the performance of other Tessera embedded image enhancement technologies, such as the FotoNation Panorama solution.

"One of the challenges for both still photography and video capture is image stabilization. Our hardware-accelerated FotoNation Video Tools technology addresses this challenge, providing a cost-effective, power-efficient solution that enables high qualityand stablevideo video capture capabilities," said Michael Bereziuk, executive VP, imaging and optics, Tessera.

The FotoNation Video Tools technology for video recording is available for licensing now. Tessera also offers its FotoNation Face Tools technology for real-time video preview.





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