BOARDS: Module stabilizes real-time video -

BOARDS: Module stabilizes real-time video

Kane Computing Ltd (Northwich, UK) is to supply the Empower Technologies Corp. (Richmond, Canada) BullsEye real-time motion stabilizer in Europe. The unit performs low latency video stabilisation of rotational motion around an optical axis and also translational movement in horizontal and vertical directions on PAL or NTSC live or pre-recorded video data.

The BullsEye BE1000 is a embedded always-on fanless video image processing device, which is low power, low heat and capable of instant on and instant off. As a result, the unit is much more economical to operate and very adaptable to various field operating environments such as deserts to cold places like Northern Canada.

It uses embedded processing technology and video stabilization algorithm to create a real time video motion stabilizer. Empower says that while existing stabilizers can remove shaky or translational movement the image can still blurry due to uncontrolled camera motions such as shaking and rolling (rotational) movements resulting from strong winds and vibration.

The BE1000 has a built-in software algorithm and a powerful embedded computing device to remove any shaking (translational) and rolling (rotational) motions. These motions are the most common problem for cameras mounted in manned/unmanned military, security, and civilian aerial, ground, or marine vehicles.

Also affected are outdoor security/surveillance cameras mounted on poles or fixtures attached to a structure to monitor roads, bridges, rail tracks, building/site perimeter (e.g. hospital, reservoir, chemical plant, power station, or nuclear plant).

Kane Computing

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