As predicted by astronomers years in advance, a peculiar cosmic event will occur on the morning of August 21st. Passing directly in front of the sun, the moon will cast a shadow racing across North America at supersonic speeds. From Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, the 70 mile wide shadow will darken everything in its path. Outside the path of totality, all of North America will still be able to observe a partial solar eclipse! (more…)
Imatest was recently featured in Automoblog.net’s article, Three Companies Changing the Autonomous Driving Landscape. Carl Anthony writes:
“With driverless cars, the implication is huge because cameras will play a vital role in the forthcoming autonomous world. In order for autonomy to deliver on its promises of reducing collisions and traffic fatalities, image quality is essential. Imatest takes this into consideration as today’s automotive trends usher us further into autonomy.”
Read the full article at www.automoblog.net/2017/06/30/three-companies-changing-the-autonomous-driving-landscape/.
Imatest’s Norman Koren presents his vision for challenges in automotive image quality testing including resolving low-contrast scenarios.
Imatest’s charts and software allow you to measure the characteristics and parameters of imaging systems. Quite often these measurements simply indicate the limits of system performance and expected image quality.
But some Imatest results let you improve image quality— and subsequent images taken by the same system— by correcting measured aberrations. (more…)
The most uniform light source available would be an integrating sphere, but these come with considerable size and expense. After considering how the light source uniformity impacts their results, most lab & manufacturing tests use LED or fluorescent lightboxes with flat-panel diffusers. (more…)
For many production departments tasked with balancing manufacturing outcomes with product design requirements, the process can be cumbersome, lagged in the past by human quality control and the need to correlate results with partner tests.
Integrating image quality software with automated testing equipment in the lab and manufacturing enables maximized efficiency and enhanced quality standards throughout the development cycle.
Join us on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, for our webinar, “Automating Lab and Manufacturing Processes” to learn how to raise quality standards while maximizing efficiency.
Imatest’s Checkerboard module is our new flagship module for automated analysis of sharpness, distortion and chromatic aberration from a checkerboard (AKA chessboard) pattern. The big benefit of using the checkerboard is that there are looser framing requirements than with other kinds of test targets. While checkerboard lacks the color and tone analysis provided by SFRplus and eSFR ISO, these features are not available on the high precision chrome on glass substrate, so the checkerboard is the optimal pattern for this test.
Autofocus plays a major role in many camera system applications with variable focus, including consumer electronic devices. Camera systems must be able to focus at a variety of distances. Optical systems on cameras only allow a certain range of distances from the camera to be in focus at once (this is often known as the depth of field, or depth of focus). (more…)
Over the last few years, the automotive industry has taken great strides to incorporate camera systems into vehicles. From ADAS to rear-view cameras, there are many applications for camera systems in vehicles.
With this integration of camera systems in the automotive industry, companies now have a variety of image quality factors to verify and standards to adhere to.
Imatest is a leader in image quality testing solutions for the automotive industry. Join us for this free webinar to learn more about image quality testing in the automotive industry.
During this webinar, you can expect to learn:
- An introduction to image quality factors and industry standards
- What image quality factors matter most to the automotive industry
- An overview of tests to deploy for automotive camera systems
- How to begin testing your camera systems
For many engineers tasked with designing camera systems for a product, image quality testing is a complicated endeavour given the variety of test charts and measurements available.
Understanding which image quality factors to measure in your product and how to interpret results will ensure your product is equipped with quality imaging systems. (more…)
Imatest 4.5 is the most powerful version of the platform yet with enhancements and additions for a variety of industries, including automotive, medical, consumer electronics, security, and more. The newest features give users increased flexibility in the range of target distances and light levels to improve your high-speed, automated testing.
To learn more, please visit imatest.com/4.5.
Update: Starting in Imatest 4.5, a pre-built, ready-to-run version of the Operator Console now ships with all Imatest IT Windows installations, allowing users to take advantage of the simplicity of the Operator Console without writing a single line of code. It can be found in the /samples/OperatorConsole directory.
Imatest is pleased to announce their partnership with Sofica, a group of camera algorithm validation and test automation experts based in Finland. This partnership will bring mobile device customers a revolutionary, robot-aided R&D test automation system integrated with Imatest analysis software and test charts.
What is CPIQ?
IEEE-SA working group P1858 created the CPIQ standard. CPIQ seeks to standardize image quality test metrics and methodologies across the mobile device industry, correlate objective test results with human perception, and combine this data into a meaningful consumer rating system.
Imatest is pleased to announce the release of version 4.4, which includes the following features:
Support for all 2016 Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) standard metrics for mobile device image quality. CPIQ serves as a way to assess and communicate image quality to the vast majority of consumers who are unsure how to judge and compare device image quality. See a full CPIQ overview.
We are pleased to announce Imatest 4.3. New features include: