Canon fires off new set of offerings

Canon’s new XA60 is one of four new professional camcorders that will be available soon. (Source: Canon) Canon had a busy time last week at IBC as they introduced not one but five 4K camcorders, in addition to a new 4K PTZ camera and various tools. With a nod to versatility, the company introduced four new professional camcorders—the XA65, XA60, … Read more

Viva the HTC Vive Mars CamTrack

The HTC Vive Mars CamTrack is portable and can be used in a wide range of scenarios.   HTC has now made available its Vive Mars CamTrack for virtual production in select countries. The offering, announced in April 2022, enables studios—from indie filmmakers to large facilities—to more easily create content for virtual productions by providing accurate camera tracking for live … Read more

Cameras aren’t just for taking snapshots

Khronos has teamed up with the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and formed a new Khronos Working Group to develop an open, royalty-free API standard for controlling camera systems

Assimilate strengthens its onset and remote reviews tools

Realtime has come to post. Now, what do we call it? Assimilate has added new capabilities that enable more extensive onset work and also easier, more spontaneous reviews. This is not at all shaping up to be a pandemic thing, but a logical progression for software as new hardware and software combinations enable real-time visualization. The film and video industries … Read more

Khronos and EMVA unite over open camera and sensor API exploration

Khronos and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), the European industry association for vision technology, announced the formation of an Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group. The group is open to all at no cost for exploring industry interest in the creation of open royalty-free API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors. Khronos says there are multiple vectors impinging on … Read more

A camera sensor that would fit in your eye

The global image sensors market was valued at US$ 14.27 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach a value of US$ 26.57 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 11%, during the forecast period 2019–2024. Due to the growing demand for smartphones, security cameras, high-definition cameras, and camcorders, the image sensors market is expected to record steep growth during … Read more

General purpose document scanner from IRIS

Thanks to a new camera scanner developed by IRIScan, one can scan any type of document (up to A4) or book, contracts, invoices, receipts, plans, newspapers, and magazines, without the need to cut them and damage them, and they can be bound or spiral-bound. There’s an automatic page change detection and the whole document can be converted into a Word, … Read more

CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 10 is too much

I just downloaded a trial version of CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 10 on my Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 to see if I could do anything with the hoard of 3–5 MB photos I’ve taken with my smartphone during our visit to Egypt. My Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 12 megapixel camera with amazing low-light, HDR, and autofocus capabilities that make a … Read more

Microsoft discontinues ill-fated Kinect

The Kinect has met its demise. Microsoft’s infamous motion camera, the Kinect, has officially been axed. A product that has received mixed reviews throughout its lifecycle and has also been accused, to put it mildly, of being shoved down the throats of consumers, maintained a rather interesting existence.Microsoft’s infamous motion camera, the Kinect, has officially been axed. A product that … Read more