OmniVision is a company that has made a name for itself thanks to its camera technology which has made its way into smartphones and tablets these days, and the company has recently announced that they have come up with a new technology called Video-in-Video which allows both the front and rear-facing cameras of a smartphone or tablet to operate simultaneously, which we can only imagine will make for more interesting video captures, or video conferences where the other party will be able to see your face and the imaging from your rear-facing camera as well.
According to OmniVision’s press release (PDF download), “OmniVision’s ViV technology is built on a master/slave configuration where a primary 5-megapixel camera (such as the OV5645 or the OV5648) can share its MIPI interface with an attached secondary VGA camera (such as the OV7695). Using stitching and bypass modes, the primary camera can send via its MIPI interface either combined or slave-only images or video to the baseband, with or without image signal processing, thus requiring only one MIPI camera interface to support dual-cameras.” No word on when OmniVision’s technology will begin to make its way into our smartphones and tablets, but what do you guys make of this?
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