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Video Stabilizer – Tell A Captivating Story

  • Tell a story that captivates the viewer. Smooth, sharp and stable – right from the beginning. That’s how it is to capture video with our smartphone video stabilizer Vidhance. Noise and blur reduction, stabilization and lens distortion corrections are among the technical improvements that will increase video quality. Get ready to be surprised by the new level of quality videos that you will be capturing on a daily basis!

    The Vidhance core platform is a foundation on which a rich set of optional features can added to further enhance the video recording.

CORE FEATURES

  • Vidhance Video Stabilization

  • Proper video stabilization is not merely a question of dampening motion with low-pass filters or applying technologies originally developed for still images. A good solution should encourage users to roam around and feel liberated, safe in the knowledge that the stabilization completely removes unintentional motion while only keeping the intentional parts – and all in real time. That solution is called Vidhance video stabilization and is a smartphone video stabilizer.

    The comparison on the right speaks for itself, no matter how the handheld camera is used, Vidhance smartphone stabilizer will always deliver a stable and better result. Our world leading algorithm is expanding with many video stabilization add-on features, such as Active OIS support, 4K@60fpt support, higher frame rates support (>30fps) and Front Camera Stabilization. Contact us for more information!

  • Vidhance Horizon Correction

  • A Skewed horizon is one of the most obvious mistakes a beginner makes in a video. Even professionals have issues getting all the parts in a sequence in level, especially if the camera is supposed to move. For a still image, the result can be quite easily corrected afterwards. But for a video, where the angle can change over time, it is much more difficult.

    With Vidhance Horizon Correction, implemented as an add-on feature to Vidhance Stabilization, the horizon can automatically be leveled within a predefined range of tilt without impacting stabilization quality. Your videos will look more professional while walking, panning, or using a selfie stick, free from slanting horizons.

  • Vidhance Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction

  • Quick movements that create blurry videos are a common hassle. The Vidhance Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction (VDMBR) minimizes the effect of motion blur of a stabilized video in a dynamic way by tuning different parameters based on the knowledge gained from performing the stabilization and hence take in to account the movement and lighting in the scenario.

    By applying this user friendly and high precision feature on top of Vidhance smartphone video stabilizer, Vidhance can deliver even sharper and non-distorted output videos. Independently on the type of device used and filming circumstances or context your videos will be stable and sharp.

  • Vidhance Temporal Noise Reduction

  • Temporal noise is an artifact that is produced by all digital image sensors. This is due to the physical properties of the internal circuits in the sensor and cannot be avoided in the production line. The noise appears as random color and intensity changes in the video, and the noise increases for darker scenes.

    With the aim to make better quality, higher performance and lower power consumption video results, Vidhance Temporal Noise Reduction uses image analysis to reduce the amount of noise in the video. Both noise artifacts from random variations of brightness and color information are reduced.

  • Vidhance Hyperlapse

  • Recording a video which intends to capture something slow in a quick way is commonly referred to as making a time lapse or hyper lapse, where the difference lies in whether the camera is stationary or moving. This capturing technique is used to create a fast-forwarding effect in videos, which can for example make a long slow city walk video exciting and fast-paced. The standard way of achieving this effect is to simply downsample the video by recording at a lower frame rate, which results in large jumps and shakes in the video since the camera is allowed to move much more between each frame, in comparison with a normal 30 fps video.

    Vidhance Hyperlapse combines the power of Vidhance Video Stabilization with this capturing technique, creating a significantly increased video quality compared to the standard downsampling method. Vidhance Hyperlapse makes the motion of the camera appear smooth and even at playback, while the recorded objects move at the desired fast pace.

  • Vidhance Variable Lens Distortion Correction

  • All smartphone lenses are subject to different amount of lens distortion caused by the relative wide field of view compared to the image sensor size. A wide angle lens in combination with a high resolution sensor and Vidhance Variable Distortion enables the same sensor to work both as a wide- and normal field of view camera. Making it possible for the end user to capture breathtaking imagery.

  • Vidhance Field of View Correction

  • When you change the focus distance of an optical system, the focal length of the lens changes. This induces a change of the field of view and appear as a zoom in the resulting video.

    Most cameras have a built in autofocus module which changes the focus distance quite frequently while recording. The resulting video will thus have zoom artifacts which ruins the professional feel of the video.

    Vidhance Field of View Correction eliminates these artifacts by compensating for the focus lens movements, leaving a zoom free video.

  • Vidhance Still Image Stabilization

  • Due to the small sensor sizes and need to reduce sensor noise, mobile phones are often pushed to using exposure times that are too long for handheld photography. The sharpness of mobile phone images is often affected by motion blur due to camera shake.

    Vidhance Still Image Stabilization aims to keep the image quality high, while reducing the amount of motion blur, by combining image information from multiple photos captured in quick succession.

HOW TO GET IT

  • Vidhance Capture is a part of the Vidhance SDK, which includes support for integration in any software layer of the camera pipeline, whether it is inside the camera driver or in a high-level application. Vidhance offers a rich and well documented API with a high level of configuration available to the user. A standard CPU/GPU works just fine, so there are hardly any hardware dependencies or minimal requirements to worry about.

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