Digital Gimbal: Rock-steady Video Stabilization without Extra Weight!

The new age of the Digital Gimbal is upon us, and FotoNation is making it possible.

Whether capturing video while on the move, or with your drone, today’s consumer demands vibration free 4K @ 60 FPS quality images.  To deliver that kind of performance best-in-class Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) is a must.

The sources of vibrations that impact video quality differ drastically when comparing video captured from smartphone, drone, or an action camera. Each one has their own unique high and very high frequency motion that needs compensation. This is why FotoNation, world leader in Computational Imaging and Computer Vision, offers specific use-case centric EIS solutions.

At the Embedded Vision Summit, FotoNation will showcase new hardware solutions that are capable of delivering video that is practically immune to platform motion and vibration. These solutions can be readily customized for your application, distinguishing between between large, deliberate motions of the imaging platform and smaller vibrations and oscillations that ruin video quality and disrupt post-processing operations.

Whether you are designing drones, wearables, or a larger vehicular platform, a mechanical gimbal is no longer a necessary part of your design. The age of the digital gimbal is upon us, and FotoNation is making it possible. Learn how state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, GPU-free chip-set solutions proven in the smartphone and action-camera markets can empower your video subsystems with real-time, high frame-rate, rock steady video, while also correcting for distortions created by wide-angle lenses.

Speaker: Petronel Bigioi
Senior Vice President, Engineering and General Manager, FotoNation.
Dr. Petronel Bigioi is senior vice president of engineering and general manager of FotoNation, a business unit of Tessera Technologies, Inc. In this role, he leads the engineering team in developing image processing solutions to address problems in the digital still camera, mobile phone and other markets.  Petronel is a senior member of IEEE with over 15 years of experience in digital camera and mobile industries, working in both image processing and connectivity.

A co-founder of FotoNation, he is also a pioneer of digital camera connectivity, and is a co-author of the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards. Petronel has a PhD (Digital Camera), MSc (ASIC design) and a first class BSc degree in electronic engineering from Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania. He also holds an MEng from National University of Ireland, Galway. Petronel has over 35 presented and published papers and more than 250 granted and published patents.