Tomorrow’s video stabilization needs for cameras in motion
Video consumption in society has already increased substantially over the past years, from 1.5 hours per day in 2018 to 2.5 hours per day in 2021. This was given a boost during the COVID-19 pandemic given the exponential increase in video conferencing. The use of video is expected to continue to rise going forward at the same time as 5G becomes mainstream, allowing much more rapid video sharing and higher quality video streaming.
To take full advantage of 5G, video compression will need to be even better to be able to share increasingly higher definition video on the fly from a smartphone or stream it from a drone. In turn, as video is used for longer periods of time on devices like smartphones that are not used exclusively for video, this will pose new requirements for battery and thermal performance.
As a result, the video stabilization platforms of tomorrow will need to be open for great customization and optimization to give extra priority to compression, bandwidth, higher definition video, power management, noise management or another factor depending on the use case.
Why we need to reimagine video stabilization quality
To support new cameras in motion, new methods of video enhancement and more flexible optimizations, we need to rethink the way we define video stabilization quality. This has many key implications for everyone from smartphone OEMs and drone manufacturers to video stabilization testing institutes. These include how video stabilization software is built, how video stabilization is tested and what your customers will expect and experience.
For a more in-depth analysis of how the video stabilization needs of tomorrow’s cameras in motion will affect you, check out our guide, “Reimaging video stabilization quality”. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and engage in dialogue on your view of present and future video capabilities. For inspiration, insights and best practices for the next generation of video stabilization, enter your email address below and subscribe to our newsletter.