A product’s quality and performance is directly dependent on the weakest incorporated technology.
From core technologies to next-generation applications.
Teaching a machine to understand what pixels represent is no mean feat. The key is to focus on near-universal characteristics—the human pupil, for example—and make recognition thereof extremely accurate and reliable.
The registration step follows analysis, and retains one or more image characteristics. The concept is the same as the “missile lock” sequence in action movies, but in the civilian world, this can mean the difference between a beautiful picture of a toddler in action, or just another blur for the deleted items folder.
Registration is an important enabling characteristic for video image stabilization, panorama, fast focus, continuous auto focus and multi focus. By transforming different data sets into one coordinate system, FotoNation is able to compare and/or integrate data obtained from these measurements to enhance image quality.
At FotoNation we have built a wide array of image enhancement technologies; sometimes it takes just a small adjustment to take a picture from good to outstanding. Our enhancement engine offers customizable face-tuning modes that range from very subtle to significantly more pronounced, based on OEM and end-user preferences or requirements.
For example, our high dynamic range (HDR) hardware engine allows FotoNation HDR technology to achieve even higher speed and improved precision. FaceSavvy™ is used to make adjustments to how photo subjects’ faces look. The value of a technology like red-eye reduction cannot be overlooked, and we’re able to post-process this artifact out of an image just after it is taken, and before it is available in preview.