Socionext has rolled out a new 4K image processor chip designed for video shooting using drones and action cameras. The chip meets the requirements for higher definition and video image quality in these applications.
Featuring an improved image processing algorithm, the SC2000 offers an image processing rate of 1.2 gigapixels per second, three times faster than the company’s previous processor, while the power consumption is as low as 1.7 Watt in typical operating conditions.
“Incorporating Socionext’s latest proprietary Milbeaut image processing algorithm, the chip is optimised for a wide range of applications from digital SLR cameras to smartphones, as well as industrial equipment”, the company said.
Equipped with a digital signal processor optimized for computer vision, the IC also features advanced functionalities such as 360-degree, real-time panorama stitching with four cameras, image stabilization without mechanical gimbals, and rolling shutter correction.
The image processing rate is 1.2 gigapixels per second, said to be three times faster than the company’s previous processor, while the power consumption is as low as 1.7 Watt in typical operating conditions.
The SC2000 from the “M10V” series is the latest version of Socionext’s Milbeaut Image Processors. Volume shipment will start in January 2017.
For further details, view the full Press release.