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Imint teams up with Qualcomm to deliver video enhancement technology for smartphones

IMINT Image Intelligence, a specialist in video enhancement software, has joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies to develop a new generation of video enhancement solutions that leverage the latest in AI and machine learning.

Imint is looking to use this collaboration, according to the company, to establish a new standard in smartphone camera performance through a suite of AI-based solutions that will allow users to capture professional-quality content from mobile devices.

In addition to AI-based video enhancement solutions, Imint and Qualcomm are also working to upgrade Imint’s existing suite of Vidhance smartphone solutions with a new technology that significantly reduces the amount of power that each requires. The new power-efficient Vidhance solutions are optimised for use on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform.

“By teaming up with Qualcomm, Imint is able to leverage their core technology to bring a new generation of Imint video enhancement solutions to market faster than ever before,” said Andreas Lifvendahl, Chief Executive Officer of Imint. “Our collaboration allows us to remain laser-focused on that which we do best – video enhancement and analytics – while continuously leveraging Qualcomm’s latest breakthroughs to elevate the performance of our solutions.”

The first results of the collaboration are now available to the mobile industry. Imint’s Vidhance Selfie Mode solution keeps smartphone users in the video frame even when they’re moving and looks to leverage Qualcomm's high-accuracy hardware facial detection that’s assisted by the 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine to identify a user’s face and apply algorithms that track its movement and continuously reposition it within the frame.

Furthermore, Imint has worked with Qualcomm to develop a “power consumption reduction enabler” technology that reduces the power required to process video with Vidhance solutions. With direct access to the Qualcomm Spectra 485 Image Signal Processor, Imint has been able to cut the power consumption of its suite of solutions significantly, while also accelerating video rendering.

“This is just the first phase of a joint exploration to combine the latest in video enhancement technology to unleash new waves of innovation in smartphone camera performance,” continued Lifvendahl. “We look forward to showcasing to the mobile market the current and future of video enhancement technology for smartphones and more.”

“Imint has one of the best enhancement technologies for mobile devices,” concluded Manvinder Singh, VP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the company to assist in the development of a new generation of power-efficient, AI-based video solutions for our cutting-edge Snapdragon mobile platforms.”


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Neil Tyler

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