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Category: Digital Imaging

The Three Best Point and Shoot Cameras Money Can Buy

The Three Best Point and Shoot Cameras Money Can Buy
Compact digital cameras occupy an interesting market niche these days. While they have been giving ground to the world of smartphones, these pocketable digital cameras are far from dead. They’ve just become more refined, and more specialized in the capabilities that they’ve always been best at.

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth
Last October, we checked out a tracking and animation system that creates a realistic computer animated face based on one person’s face and another person’s facial movements. Most of the researchers continued to work on that system, taking it to its logical conclusion.
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Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones

Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones
LG’s new premiere smartphone, the G5, has a second rear camera for wide angle shots. But Corephotonics’ new smartphone module shoots with its two cameras at once. It then uses the company’s proprietary software to merge the two pictures and create a significantly improved single image.

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into one customizable performance.

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera
Back in 2009, we talked about a dude named Rob Spence who had put a red LED into his false eye. Spence lost his eye in an accident when he was a child. Spence is back and he has done something a bit stranger than the first time.

Olympus TG-870 Camera Takes a Beating and Keeps on Snapping

Olympus TG-870 Camera Takes a Beating and Keeps on Snapping
Anytime I take a digital camera with me outside or near the water, I’m nervous about it all day. One splash and it’s gone. Olympus has a new digital camera that you don’t need to worry about called the TG-870.

VUZE Camera is an “Affordable” VR Movie Makers Dream

VUZE Camera is an “Affordable” VR Movie Makers Dream
So you got yourself a VR headset and have decided this medium is for you. Now you want to make your own 360-degree virtual reality video content. It’s not a cheap proposition to get into making your own VR content because you need some very specialized hardware and software to do it properly.

Nikon’s Tiny KeyMission360 Action Camera Shoots 360º Video: Annuit Surf Vids

Nikon’s Tiny KeyMission360 Action Camera Shoots 360º Video: Annuit Surf Vids
Nikon’s New Year’s surprise is the KeyMission 360, a hybrid device that combines the ability to take 360º videos and still photos with the size and durability of an action camera. As of this writing, Nikon hasn’t revealed a lot of specifics regarding the device.

NASA Finds the ABCs in Earth Images Taken from Space

NASA Finds the ABCs in Earth Images Taken from Space
Growing up, my mom had this picture of a knurled old tree hanging on our wall. It was one of those reprints of some artist’s work that looked like it was made with oil paints and canvas.

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell
Researchers from The University of Tokyo’s Shinoda – Makino Lab have created a mind-blowing device that clones both images and low amounts of haptic feedback. In other words, it creates reflections that you can “touch” and can “touch” you back.

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR
Epic’s Unreal Engine is mainly used to create video games, but now it can also be used to create augmented reality apps, thanks to Adam Horvath and his plugin for Unreal Engine 4. Adam’s Unreal4AR is based on the open source augmented reality SDK ARToolKit.

Review: Sony DSC-RX100 IV Professional Point-and-Shoot Camera

Review: Sony DSC-RX100 IV Professional Point-and-Shoot Camera
For several years now, the Sony DSC-RX100 digital camera has been lauded as the king of point-and-shoots, packing near-DSLR quality photography into a camera that can fit into your pocket. Over the years, Sony has revised the camera several times, and we’re now on the 4th generation of the diminutive, but powerful shooter, the RX100 Mark IV.

Lightsaber Facebook Profile Pics Geek up Your Profile

Lightsaber Facebook Profile Pics Geek up Your Profile
With everything that has been going on around the world, we have seen some temporary profile pic tools on Facebook to show support for various causes. Lots of folks had a French flag over their profile pics after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Xbox One App Uses Kinect to Turn Your Living Room into a Dressing Room

Xbox One App Uses Kinect to Turn Your Living Room into a Dressing Room
E-commerce company Von Bismark might be giving Xbox One owners a good reason to dust off their Kinects. The company launched a new Xbox One shopping app called The Mall that features an augmented reality dressing room.

DIY Raspberry Pi Light Painter: DotStar Pi Painter

DIY Raspberry Pi Light Painter: DotStar Pi Painter
Experienced makers looking for a flash of inspiration for their next project should check out the latest guide from Adafruit’s Philip Burgess. He shows us how to make the DotStar Pi, a large light painter made with the Raspberry Pi and Adafruit’s DotStar LED strip.

First V1sion Wearable Broadcast Camera: Chest’s Eye View

First V1sion Wearable Broadcast Camera: Chest’s Eye View
Action cameras are already a hit with both professionals and amateurs, but they still have a ton of untapped potential, with live broadcast being one of its biggest applications. For example, earlier this year the NHL announced that it will be equipping its players with GoPros.
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