Wednesday, 20 February 2013

NVIDIA Chimera - first photo-processing technology

NVIDIA launches new visual computing technology NVIDIA Chimera, designed to enhance the photographic experience for the new wave of smartphones and mobile devices.
Chimera ™ technology, available on all Tegra 4 processor family offers several new features for mobile devices, such as automatic video shooting and HDR (high dynamic range), making HDR panorama mode and tap-to-function track.

Chimera NVIDIA developed to allow greater flexibility in creative photography. New range of functions with image processing power will allow the integration of new functions into a shooting range of devices, from DSLR's to cameras in smartphones and tablets.
"Chimera is a breakthrough NVIDIA architecture for mobile image, well above expectations of consumers from smartphones and tablets," said Brian Cabral, Vice President, Imaging Computation, NVIDIA. "Caracateristici which until now were reserved only for professional photographers - and Shooting in auto mode HDR and HDR panorama and continuous tracking without image - are now readily available to each of us. "
Previous architectures of mobile processors have made it difficult to use the best tools for different parts of the images. Chimera architecture eliminates these obstacles by providing the power necessary to carry out 100 billion operations a second image processing using computational techniques used in X-ray scanners, telescopes and satellites.
First announced at CES 2013, architecture redefines mobile image automatic HDR shooting and video recording. This allows the camera to capture high quality HDR images instantly, similar to how the human eye perceives the world - in locations and under different lighting conditions.
Additional new features include HDR panorama function that captures frames and wide as "fish-eye" for what you need, normally an expensive DSLR camera. Chimera architecture captures a frame while the camera is moving - from left to right, up and down or diagonally - literally "paint" a real-time view from many angles and in any order the user wants. In contrast, competing products must be moved in one direction on a horizontal plane or need more time for post processing - up to 35 seconds to paste frames to view.
In another area, Chimera architecture introduces for the first time tap-to-Track technology continuously, which allows the user to touch a person or object in focus during the action. Then the camera locks on the subject, whether it is moving or the camera is repositioned for a better angle, while maintaining focus on the subject. Tap-to-track technology also adjusts camera exposure, depending on the movement, helping to avoid under-or over-exposure image subject or background.
NVIDIA Chimera is available as an integrated technology Tegra 4 processor family, including Tegra 4 - the fastest mobile processor in the world - and the new Tegra 4i - the first Tegra processor with integrated LTE technology.
Partners will provide support for NVIDIA Chimera
Device manufacturers can use architecture to create differentiated solutions for pictures that you can send along with their smartphones and tablets. The architecture also provides an application programming interface (API) that developers can use to create animated images applications to increase customer base of Android mobiles.
Two important partners in the market for cameras image sensors, Sony and APTINA - others to be announced - have already brought support for photo processing ahitectura Chimera. Sony Exmor sensor RS IMX135 13 MP and mobile image sensor APTINA's AR0833 1/3 "Chimera architecture supports 8MP, bringing function automatically for HDR photography market.
Device manufacturers can now adopt the technology for their devices equipped with Tegra processor 4.
"Chimera architecture from NVIDIA with our AR0833 sensor offers customers amazing photo and video experience," said John Gerard, Senior Director of Mobile Product of the APTINA.
Key Characteristics may Chimera image processing architecture
automatic HDR Photos and Video
HDR panorama mode
Tap-to-track technology
HDR image capture, including flash made

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