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Turning image noise into a good thing

Noise in images is generally held to be a bad thing, but engineers from Princeton University have used a nonlinear material to steal energy from image noise to reveal hidden or obscured objects. The engineers see the technology as potentially paving the way for improvements to radar systems, sonograms and stenography offering the possibility of allowing pilots to see through fog and doctors to look inside the human body without surgeryRead More

JVC to show off 1080p GY-HM790 ProHD camcorder at NAB 2010

JVC has announced a new addition to its ProHD line of camcorders and will be showing it off at the forthcoming NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas. Capable of shooting in high definition 1080p, the GY-HM790 ships with a 14x Canon HD lens, records to SDHC via dual slots and benefits from a host of modular possibilities.Read More

Open Camera Control uses a Nintendo DS to operate a DSLR

Photographers looking to create High Dynamic Range images in the field have traditionally been faced with heavy equipment and the lack of user controls offered by digital SLR cameras. HDR Labs took a Nintendo DS gaming device, created a custom camera interface, loaded on some innovative imaging apps and the Open Camera Control Project was born. The open source, DIY controller puts powerful image processing control right in the palm of your hand.Read More

Toshiba's CAMILEO compact camcorders to hit US this month

Toshiba is heading for the U.S. compact digital camcorder market with the introduction of the full-HD Camelio range. Due to hit stores on April 19, the new line is made up of the pocket-sized, 3.5 ounce S20 and two compact touch-screen models - the H30 and X100. All units include HDMI output, 3-inch LCD monitor, Internet upload hotkey and support for SD/SDHC memory cards.Read More

Leaf releases 56MP Aptus-II 10R digital camera back

Leaf has just announced a new professional-level 56 megapixel digital camera back with the world's widest medium format internal rotating sensor, touchscreen display, 16-bit color and 12-stop dynamic range. The Aptus-II 10R is compatible with most of the Hasselblad V series as well as other camera systems from the likes of Mamiya and Fuji via an adapter.Read More

Sony Develops efficient laser light module for projectors

Sony has announced the development of a highly efficient RGB laser light source module that, thanks to its high scalability, is suitable for use with projectors of all sizes and promises outstanding performance as well as power efficiency. The module incorporates high-power lasers with a combined output power of 21W in a single, small package.Read More

Video surveillance in 360-degree 3D

While it’s not quite to the level of the Esper Machine in Blade Runner, the integration of the ImmerVision 360 degree Panamorph lens into Feeling Software’s Omnipresence 3D Security System is as close as we’ve seen. Designed to serve as a visual platform for complex, critical security systems such as airports, nuclear facilities, and universities the marriage of the two technologies eliminates blind spots to provide a system that can apparently see it all.Read More

InVisage QuantumFilm image sensor offers four times performance boost

InVisage Technologies has announced a mini image sensor capable of four times the performance and twice the dynamic range of conventional CCD and CMOS sensors. The company has harnessed the unique properties of a quantum-dot based material which can be placed on conventional circuitry to dramatically improve picture quality and sensor performance.Read More

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