OmniVision Intros Dual-Camera Video Sharing
OmniVision today announced what it calls Video-in-Video (ViV) technology. This new capability, meant for smartphones and tablets, will allow such devices to combine and share the video feed from both the rear- and front-facing cameras at the same time. According to OmniVision, it has spent two years fine-tuning this technology, which uses a master/slave configuration between the main camera and secondary camera wherein the main camera is able to share is MIPI interface with the secondary camera. OmniVision's technology can then stitch to two video feeds together (or ignore one of them) and send it to the baseband for transmission over wireless networks. OmniVision thinks this feature can improve the mobile video-sharing experience, as it can be used to create a richer, more immersive view of the sender's surroundings to recipients. OmniVision did not say when the technology would become available to device manufacturers.
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