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Unique Highly Sophisticated Algorithm Provides Superior AF Performance

Unique Highly Sophisticated Algorithm Provides Superior AF Performance

Autofocus (AF) is an essential feature of modern camera solutions, enabling sharper images. It is of value across a wide range of different applications scenarios, from automated industrial inspection and process monitoring to traffic management, AGV/robot machine vision, and city surveillance. Contrast sensor data is utilised to determine the optimal focal length. Based on that data, a controller will then adjust the optical system accordingly. 

Low Light Performance & High Resolution of Sony Camera Technology Proves Invaluable for Fish Farm Monitoring

Low Light Performance & High Resolution of Sony Camera Technology Proves Invaluable for Fish Farm Monitoring

Fish farming will play an essential role in addressing increasing global food demands. As a worldwide business, it is currently experiencing a compound annual growth rate of close to 6%, and Allied Market Research predicts that it will be worth $378 billion by 2027. Consequently, these operations need to ensure the quality of their fish stocks to maximise yields and profitability levels. To do that, they must have access to advanced observation systems.

High throughput vehicle inspection using Sony imaging technology

High throughput vehicle inspection using Sony imaging technology

Cars are high value items of equipment, and any defects on their bodywork can be costly to repair. There are numerous different scenarios where the ability to rapidly carry out a visual inspection of a vehicle's exterior will be beneficial. Through such inspection activities, it will be possible to identify issues - such as dents, scratches to the paint, windscreen chips, etc.

How the FCB 9500 Series leads the way in imaging technology

How the FCB 9500 Series leads the way in imaging technology

Following its release last autumn, Sony’s FCB 9500 Series of 4K colour video cameras has already gained strong commercial uptake 

Interview with Polarization camera Developers & Product Planner

Interview with Polarization camera Developers & Product Planner

Sony’s polarization cameras XCG-CP510 and SDK enable image processing of subjects, which was difficult to realize with conventional machine vision cameras. Here, I asked the developers about the many attractions hidden in this “polarization camera".The interview will provide answers to user questions on the following points. What is polarization? What is the mechanism of polarization cameras? What are the merits? What can they be used for?

Truly shocking! Iberoptics adapts Sony FCB to create camera resistant to 40 G impacts

Truly shocking! Iberoptics adapts Sony FCB to create camera resistant to 40 G impacts

HarshCam retains focus and zoom-position after impact without need to restart - targeted at construction, sport, drones, homeland security, and disaster relief among others.

Polarisation, ToF and SWIR: The inspection industry in 2021

Polarisation, ToF and SWIR: The inspection industry in 2021

Happy new year. Thank goodness 2020 is over and it’s a delight to be thinking to 2021, to a year where we can (post a widely rolled-out vaccine) meet up again.And with this in mind what should the industry be most excited about over the coming 12 months? For me, there are three key themes, more advanced sensor technologies, a closer interaction between software and hardware, and a move towards larger sensors. My top 5 for 2021 are:

How do on-chip polarisation sensors work?

How do on-chip polarisation sensors work?

Polarised cameras and SDKsHow do on-chip polarisation sensors work? What applications do they enable? And how to get applications created 4 times faster.Reflective glare can significantly hinder the accuracy and usability of an industrial camera. This is true in controlled visual inspection environments used for the quality-control analysis of components or packaging - where glare can hide a fault, and increase the chance of recalls.And it is especially true in outdoor applications, such as ITS, where glare caused by highly-variable, unpredictable lighting can not only slow down systems such as automated motorway tolling barriers - for example by not capturing a license plate - it can prevent enforcement cameras from working and therefore reduce the risk of getting caught when, for example, running a red light.

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New Sony 4K video cameras featuring latest lens and image sensor technologies address highly challenging application scenarios

New Sony 4K video cameras featuring latest lens and image sensor technologies address highly challenging application scenarios

Ultra-high sensitivity allows use in low light environments,  Advanced stabilisation mitigates blurring when subject to vibrations,  30x enhanced optical zoom feature,  Wide dynamic range supported, 

Sony Expands Functionality of Camera Remote SDK and Increases Range of Compatible Models

Sony Expands Functionality of Camera Remote SDK and Increases Range of Compatible Models

Alpha 1 and RX0 II added to list of compatible Sony’s cameras Latest version of SDK extends USB and Wired Ethernet connectivity options, increasing the number of cameras that can be connected and remotely controlled x86 Linux compatibility

New Events

Security & Policing Show Provides Multitude of New Enquiries

Security & Policing Show Provides Multitude of New Enquiries

15-17th March 2022 | Sony ISS recently exhibited at Security & Policing Show (Farnborough 15th - 17th MARCH 2022). This gave the team a long-overdue opportunity to engage with people face-to-face. Though it is a UK-based event, representatives attended from across the EMEA region. As a result, Sony ISS staff were able to have in-depth discussions about numerous interesting application possibilities. 

Video Marketing Campaign for Polarized camera

Video Marketing Campaign for Polarized camera

From November 2020 and beyond | XCG-CP510 camera and XPL Viewer (SDK) stories