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High Dynamic Range Target, ITI LED Lightbox

We are pleased to announce our new High Dynamic Range (HDR) test chart with a density range exceeding 120dB (optical density >6.0). This chart allows you to the measure the dynamic range, tonal response and noise of HDR cameras with a single image instead of multiple, exposure bracketed images. It also contains slanted edges for MTF measurements. (more…)

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4.2 Public Beta Release, Imatest Events

Imatest version 4.2 is now available as a public beta. Join our Beta Test Group to access 4.2 updates. Highlights include:

  • SFRreg Module: Analyze the SFR of slanted edges through the automatic
     

    detection of registration mark patterns (circles with two light and two dark quadrants). Use arrays of registration mark targets to test unique imaging systems, including systems with ultra wide angle fisheye lenses (>180 degrees), multiple camera combinations, video and more.

 
  • Point Spread Function (PSF): Imatest can now estimate an imaging system’s loss of resolution (PSF)
     using a pair of collocated, near-sagittal and tangential slanted edges on SFRplus, eSFR ISO and SFRreg targets. Easily analyze and improve sharpness, chromatic aberration, and distortion measurements.
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New High Precision SFRplus Target for GL-30E Lightbox

The High Precision SFRplus Target for GL-30E Lightbox is our most detailed resolution target. You can test high-resolution devices in compact environments using one-third the space required for extra-large Inkjet charts.

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New Photographic eSFR ISO & June Trainings

New Photographic eSFR ISO

The ISO 12233:2014 Enhanced eSFR Photographic Target is our newest reflective test chart. Photographic prints have over twice the resolution of inkjet prints, making them more suitable for higher resolution camera systems like DSLRs. The photographic substrate will benefit customers interested in testing high-resolution sensors as well as those performing close-range macro tests.  (more…)

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Announcing Imatest IT Parallel Processing

New Feature: Imatest IT Parallel

Increasing testing throughput

The new Imatest Industrial Testing Parallel uses parallel processing to improve the throughput of Imatest IT and maximize the image processing power of your computing hardware. IT run in parallel enables up to 3x more throughput to support test equipment that requires a high volume of images to be analyzed. IT-P improves the PPH (parts per hour) on assembly lines. 

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Infrared Targets, Correction for Slanted-Edge MTF Measurements

Infrared Targets 

Standard Imatest inkjet-printed test charts produced prior to February 2016 work in Near InfraRed (NIR) wavelengths out to approximately 1 micron.

In February 2016 we upgraded our printers and found (to our disappointment) that our new printers do not have the same reflective densities for NIR wavelengths as for visible wavelengths. We are working out solutions to this issue. Please contact us if your needs include NIR. (more…)

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Shenzhen Training, Imatest 4.1 Released, New High Stress Target

Shenzhen Training Course

Imatest 4.1 Updates

Batch processing of video file frames for improved temporal resolution, faster frame analysis, noise and artifact testing.

ISO 15739 Visual Noise, SNR and Dynamic Range support for measurements made in color and tone modules, including Multicharts, Multitest, and eSFR ISO. (more…)

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February 2015: Managing Supply Chain Image Quality

Managing Supply Chain Image Quality

Imatest just released the white paper Managing Supply Chain Quality with Imatest to outline best practices for putting in place a rigorous manufacturing quality control regime. (more…)

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Imatest 4.0 Release

Imatest is proud to announce the official release of its new 4.0 image quality testing software. The Imatest 4.0 upgrade includes a number of refinements including enhanced automation capabilities and a more robust image quality testing experience. (more…)

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Imatest 3.10 Released

The release of version 3.10 of Imatest brings a host of improvements to make image quality testing faster and more relevant to advances in cameras. Look for performance, stability, interface and measurement improvements across the board as well as some excellent new modules and features. (more…)

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Microsoft Lync Logo selects Imatest

Imatest is the standard test software used in the recently published Microsoft USB peripheral requirements specification entitled “Optimized for Microsoft Lync Logo”, which can be downloaded here.

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Toshiba Collaborates with Imatest on IS Edition

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, and Imatest LLC, maker of the world’s most popular image quality testing software, have teamed up to enhance Imatest’s Image Sensor (IS) Edition, a highly anticipated and powerful tool to help engineers responsible for configuring Toshiba image sensors.

Details here

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Imatest Users Group on LinkedIn

Join the new Imatest users group to share questions and answers with other image quality testing professionals. Join here

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Imatest expands consulting services

Imatest has expanded its capabilities and staffing to better meet customer demand for consulting services. Now offering skills and experience in imaging science, optics, image quality testing, camera system design, software development, and project management, Imatest looks to play an increasing role in helping customers deliver leading-edge imaging systems. Details here

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Imatest partners with The Center for Artificial Vision (C4AV)

Boulder, Colo. — Imatest LLC, the leading provider of digital image quality testing software, and The Center For Artificial Vision (C4AV; www.C4AV.com), in Novi., Mich., the leading digital camera module supplier in North America, have partnered to expand distribution and support for the recently released DevWare Edition of Imatest, a software package that enables rapid, automatic testing of image quality during the process of configuring ON Semi image sensors (www.onsemi.com), an image sensors company based in San Jose, Calif. (more…)

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Imatest Partners with ON Semi to Speed CMOS Sensor Configuration

CMOS sensor R&D is enabled by Imatest

There are no shortcuts in the process of CMOS image sensor configuration. There is only a myriad set of tasks: setting sensor registers; capturing images; conducting tests; and analyzing results – a cycle that is repeated again and again to achieve an ideal configuration. From medical devices to mobile-phone cameras to military targeting systems, CMOS image sensors support a diverse range of imaging applications. (more…)

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