GoPro launches HD Hero2 helmet cam, announces video streaming Wi-Fi pack for winter

Published on 24/10/2011

Da Bernard Custard

HALF MOON BAY, CA (October 24, 2011) – GoPro today announced the release of its new HD
HERO2® camera. Twice as powerful as GoPro's original HD HERO camera, the HD HERO2 enables consumers and professionals to capture and broadcast their lives most exciting moments in professional quality 1080p HD video and 11 megapixel photos. The new HD HERO2 is now available at GoPro.com, specialty retailers around the world, and at Best Buy for MSRP $299.99.

Arguably the most versatile camera in the world thanks to its innovative mounting system, renowned durability and small form factor, the HD HERO2 surpasses its predecessor with several technology upgrades. The HD HERO2's new processor delivers twice the processing power, taking full advantage of a new high performance 11 megapixel sensor that delivers more than twice the image detail along with professional low light performance. A totally redesigned wide-angle lens was required to take full advantage of the HD HERO2's increased image processing, resulting in a lens thatʼs twice as sharp as the previous model. And with the arrival of GoPro's new Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote products slated for release this winter, the HD HERO2 will enable video remote control via the Wi-Fi Remote, smartphones and devices, tablets and computers as well as enabling live GoPro video broadcast from anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.

List of HD HERO2 Feature Enhancements:

• Professional 11MP Sensor
• 2x Faster Image Processor
• 2X Sharper Glass Lens
• Professional Low Light Performance
• Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
• 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
• Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos
• 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
• 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode
• 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
• Simple Language-based User Interface
• Compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™
- Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras per Wifi Remote
- Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview, Playback and Control via GoPro App
- Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web

via: Engadget More information: Gopro HD Hero 2

Esfera de Nepal desde un avión

Published on 21/10/2011

Da Manuel Vega Velazquez

Camera control for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad!

Published on 21/10/2011

Da Bernard Custard

With the ioShutter™ release cable and free App, your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad becomes your shutter release controller. But there’s more! The free app enables not only Timer, Bulb for long exposures, Timelapse for awesome mini movies but also Sound triggering and ShakeToTake™.

More information:Ioshutter

Canon EOS-1D X CANON

Published on 17/10/2011

Da Bernard Custard

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to introduce a completely revolutionized EOS-1D series camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup. Enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the EOS-1D series, the EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps).  Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras and accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios. The addition of this new model will help take this tradition to a whole new level.

The EOS-1D X announcement comes on the heels of Canon’s recent manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 50-millionth EOS-series SLR camera in September of 2011. Furthermore, Canon will achieve yet another milestone at the end of this month producing the 70-millionth EF lens.

“The EOS-1D X represents the re-invention of the EOS-1Ds and EOS-1D series, combining new proprietary Canon technologies with the culmination of customer feedback and requests from the field. We are proud to introduce this camera to the worldwide community of professional photographers and cinematographers with the features and capabilities they need to capture the great moments that display their talent,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

via@CanonRumors

Cámara Fotográfica en forma de Balón para Fotografía Panorámica Esférica

Published on 15/10/2011

Da Manuel Vega Velazquez

http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera

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Que se presenta como "la demostración de tecnologías emergentes Cámara Throwable bola panorámica "en elSIGGRAPH Asia 2011 : Jonas Pfeil, Hildebrand Kristian, Carsten Gremzow, Bernd Bickel, Marc Alexa. Computer Graphics Group, Universidad Técnica de Berlín .
De fin de carrera 'Matriz Cámara Throwable para capturar panoramas esféricos: Jonas Pfeil . 2010. Asesores: Marc Alexa, Carsten Gremzow.
Imágenes de alta resolución: Ball cámara ( JPEG , TIF ), Panorama ( JPEG , TIF ). Estas dos imágenes de alta resolución y el texto están disponibles las siguientes bajo la Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) de licencia. Usted puede utilizar libremente, pero usted tiene que incluir una referencia a "Jonas Pfeil" y la página (http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera). El video está bajo una licencia CC BY-NC 3.0. Por favor, póngase en contactoconmigo si necesita una versión de mayor calidad.

Fotografía panorámica crea imágenes fascinantes. Imágenes de gran angular están más cerca del campo de vista humano, que las imágenes convencionales. Si ve a través de un visor panorámico que nos permiten experimentar una situación como si estuviéramos allí. Costura de la imagen panorámica puede crear panorámicas a partir de fotografías tomadas una tras otra. Por desgracia, la adquisición de las imágenes lleva un montón de tiempo y los objetos en movimiento puede causar el efecto fantasma.También es difícil obtener un panorama esférico completo, ya que la imagen hacia abajo no se puede capturar con la cámara montada sobre el trípode.

En este trabajo se presenta una cámara panorámica arrojadiza que resuelve estos problemas. La cámara es lanzado al aire y captura una imagen en el punto más alto del vuelo - cuando apenas se mueve. La cámara toma completa panorámicas esféricas, no requiere preparación y las imágenes se toman en el momento. Puede capturar escenas con muchos objetos en movimiento sin producir artefactos fantasma y crea imágenes únicas.

Nuestra cámara utiliza 36 de foco fijo de 2 megapíxeles módulos móviles de teléfonos con cámara. Los módulos de la cámara se monta en una carcasa robusta, 3D-impreso, en forma de bola que se rellena con espuma y maneja como una pelota. Nuestra cámara contiene un acelerómetro que se utiliza para medir la aceleración del lanzamiento. La integración nos permite predecir el tiempo de subida al punto más alto, en el que desencadenan la exposición. Después de la captura de la cámara de pelota, las imágenes se descargan en segundos con USB y automáticamente se muestra en nuestro visor de panorámicas esféricas. Esto permite a los usuarios explorar interactivamente una representación completa del entorno de captura.

Se utilizó la cámara para capturar panoramas esféricos completo a lugares de interés turístico, en una plaza concurrida de la ciudad y en medio de un grupo de personas se turnan en el lanzamiento de la cámara. Por encima de todo hemos encontrado que se trata de una muy agradable, forma lúdica para tomar fotos.

/ / Hardware
ATTINY24 , AVR UC3B , STM VS6724, [...]
/ / Software
C, C + +, QT ,OpenCV
/ / La gente
Jonas Pfeil
Hildebrand Kristian
Carsten Gremzow
Bernd Bickel
Marc Alexa
/ / Consejeros
Marc Alexa
Carsten Gremzow
/ / Año
2010
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To be presented as the Emerging Technologies demonstration 'Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera' at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2011: Jonas Pfeil, Kristian Hildebrand, Carsten Gremzow, Bernd Bickel, Marc Alexa. Computer Graphics Group, TU Berlin.

Diploma thesis 'Throwable Camera Array for Capturing Spherical Panoramas': Jonas Pfeil. 2010. Advisors: Marc Alexa, Carsten Gremzow.

High resolution images: Ball Camera (JPEGTIF), Panorama (JPEGTIF). These two high resolution images and the following text are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. You can use them freely but you have to include a reference to "Jonas Pfeil" and this webpage (http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera). The video is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0. Please contactme if you need a higher quality version.

Panoramic photography creates fascinating images. Very wide angle images are closer to the human field of view than conventional pictures. If seen through a panoramic viewer they let us experience a location as if we were there. Panoramic image stitching can create panoramas from pictures taken one after another. Unfortunately, acquiring the images takes a lot of time and moving objects may cause ghosting. It is also difficult to obtain a full spherical panorama, because the downward picture cannot be captured while the camera is mounted on the tripod.

In this work, we present a throwable panoramic camera that solves these problems. The camera is thrown into the air and captures an image at the highest point of flight - when it is hardly moving. The camera takes full spherical panoramas, requires no preparation and images are taken instantaneously. It can capture scenes with many moving objects without producing ghosting artifacts and creates unique images.

Our camera uses 36 fixed-focus 2 megapixel mobile phone camera modules. The camera modules are mounted in a robust, 3D-printed, ball-shaped enclosure that is padded with foam and handles just like a ball. Our camera contains an accelerometer which we use to measure launch acceleration. Integration lets us predict rise time to the highest point, where we trigger the exposure. After catching the ball camera, pictures are downloaded in seconds using USB and automatically shown in our spherical panoramic viewer. This lets users interactively explore a full representation of the captured environment.

We used the camera to capture full spherical panoramas at scenic spots, in a crowded city square and in the middle of a group of people taking turns in throwing the camera. Above all we found that it is a very enjoyable, playful way to take pictures.

// Hardware
ATtiny24AVR UC3B, STM VS6724, […]
// Software
C, C++, QT,OpenCV
// People
Jonas Pfeil
Kristian Hildebrand
Carsten Gremzow
Bernd Bickel
Marc Alexa
// Advisors
Marc Alexa
Carsten Gremzow
// Year
2010

Panoramic ball camera

Published on 15/10/2011

Da Bernard Custard

Panoramic ball camera gives a full 360-view of you nervously throwing it in the air.

it isn't the first ball camera we've seen, nor is it the first camera to hawk 360-degree panoramas. But, the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera marries these two concepts together, and packs them into a sturdy-looking sphere made mostly of foam. This shields the 36 fixed-focus phone camera modules, each capable of taking two megapixel snapshots. These are then stitched together to create full panoramic works like the shot above. Somewhere within that squishy core is an accelerometer to measure the apex of its flight, and where the camera array will capture its image.

via@engadget

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