Mitsubishi uses multiple cameras to enhance HD video

February 24, 2008

Mitsubishi Electric has reportedly developed an innovative technique, which increases the resolution of HD video, by combining shots from multiple cameras into one super HD stream. According to some reports, Mitsubishi is believed to be currently testing the technology at its research facility in Tokyo, using five video cameras capable of shooting high-quality images.These are linked to computers with 3D graphics processors, which process the raw data. The camera images are analysed for differences and the input is mashed together to form a composite video, giving a substantially higher resolution. Using five cameras and five PCs in this way produces video with four times the resolution of normal HD TV and it takes just 0.15 seconds to process and deliver the data.

Sources at Mitsubishi allegedly claim the new system delivers video of as high a quality as that produced by commercial digital cinema. The technology could be used in surveillance systems and possibly in live TV broadcasts.

Original story – http://www.techradar.com/news/home-cinema/high-definition/cameras-combine-to-create-super-hd-tv-244678


Toshiba concedes defeat in high def battle

February 20, 2008

The battle with Sony’s Blu-ray is over now that Toshiba has announced plans to withdraw HD-DVD technology. Signs pointed to Blu-ray becoming the DVD format of choice when Warner Brothers announced their preference for it at the CES in Las Vegas earlier this year. In addition, US consumer electronics chain Best Buy has pledged to prominently feature Blu-ray products. Similarly, global retailer Walmart has confirmed that from June, it will stock only Blu-ray players and movies and phase out HD-DVD products. These decisions by major companies, alongside Sony’s inclusion of the technology in PlayStation3 consoles, are believed to have cemented the victory for Blu-ray. Currently, rival Microsoft produces the Xbox 360 that supports a plug-in HD-DVD accessory. However, it is understood that Xbox 360s will be able to support Blu-ray technology. The industry’s move to Blu-ray means that consumers will no longer have to choose their format of choice. A growth in sales of Blu-ray players and discs is now expected because buyers can be confident in their purchases.

As reported in Electronic Product Design