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OmniVision Intros Dual-Camera Video Sharing

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Jan 17, 2013, 1:32 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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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Jan 19, 2013, 8:51 AM

Nobody will use it for that

I'll tell you what people will use the video - in - video option for. Front facing camera for facetime / video calls, and the rear-facing camera will in fact be used to watch where you are going, so you can dodge traffic, play on the subway tracks, etc etc without ever putting down your phone. Your face can now literally be burried in your device 24/7. Fangirls rejoyce.
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