Smartphone cameras have become the most popular means to capture photos and videos. Users take photos and videos under various conditions.
They even record videos while walking and in vehicles. This makes the video look shaky. The same thing can happen when a video is recorded from the same place without moving, but handheld.
Stabilization addresses this issue.
There are 2 ways in which stabilization is achieved:
1. Hardware Based
Hardware-based methods need extra stabilization hardware. This adds to the cost of the product. These include:
• OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
• Tilt OIS
2. Software Based (names can vary based on brands)
Software-based methods achieve stabilization using algorithm and AI but there is a compromise on the output resolution. More the stabilization desired, more the compromise with resolution.
• VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilisation)
Lesser stabilization, lesser resolution loss; can work on all lenses
• Super Steady
More stabilization, more resolution loss; used on only Ultra Wide due to larger field of view so that the user does not feel the resolution loss
Reference of Resolution Loss
VDIS, Super Steady Still Images Sample from Captured Video
Wide – Without VDIS
Wide – With VDIS
Ultra Wide – Without VDIS, Super Steady
Ultra Wide – With Super Steady
Ultra Wide – With VDIS
Technology & Its Advantages
• Bigger Motion Compensation = 80% Margin [ VDIS : Max 25% (FHD)]
• Uses High Gyro Frequency = 500Hz [ VDIS : 100Hz]
• AI based Camera Trajectory Estimation
Super Steady output quality compares even with the GoPro device which is a dedicated action camera. Please refer to the below link for details:
• Video recording during adventurous sports. For example, mountain bicycling, surfing, and more
• Video recording from a moving vehicle – car, bus, auto, bicycle
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