“Today’s smartphones give users the ability to zoom in at very high levels, but anyone who’s tried to zoom more than even a little can appreciate the issues that come with such advanced technology,” said Andreas Lifvendahl, Chief Executive Officer of Imint. “At high zoom levels, it can be hard to keep the phone stable enough to frame your subject properly, especially if the subject is moving. And there is often a mismatch between that which a user previews on the phone’s screen and the photo that’s actually captured. Vidhance Photo Zoom Stabilization solves these problems.”
Imint’s Vidhance Video Stabilization solution leverages technology to keep the photo subject clear and in-frame, even at the highest zoom levels. The technology not only ensures high-quality photos at high zoom levels, it also helps to stabilise a smartphone’s preview function, so users can see clearly what they’re photographing, even as they zoom in or out.
The Photo Zoom Stabilization function preserves battery power and consumes little of a smartphone’s memory resources. It is fully compatible with existing optical image stabilisation (OIS) solutions.
“Our engineers have developed a solution that addresses a pervasive and nagging problem within smartphone photography – one experienced by anyone who takes zoomed photos,” said Imint CTO Johan Svensson. “With Vidhance Photo Zoom Stabilization, smartphone users will be able to capture high-quality, properly-framed images at full-zoom that accurately reflect their preview. It’s an exciting update for the smartphone market and one that will have a big impact on zoomed photo quality.”
Imint’s existing suite of Vidhance solutions also includes Vidhance Video Stabilization, Vidhance Selfie Mode, Vidhance Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction, and Vidhance Horizon Correction, amongst others.
Vidhance Video Stabilization removes unwanted camera movement to produce video stabilisation on par with or exceeding dedicated action cams; Vidhance Selfie Mode combines the company’s expertise in video stabilisation with AI-based facial detection to centre smartphone users in a video frame, even while they’re moving; Vidhance Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction minimises the effect of motion-blur in stabilised video; and Vidhance Horizon Correction auto-levels crooked horizons in videos.
Imint’s Vidhance suite of solutions are currently being used by smartphone manufacturers such as Motorola, Xiaomi, and Vivo, amongst others.