Sony has developed the "IPELA ENGINE" LSI, a combination of proprietary CMOS image sensors and signal processing systems designed to power security cameras capable of 130dB wide dynamic range in full HD quality at 30 frames/second.
This high level of picture quality is realized through the combination of Sony's newly developed integrated signal processing system and its new "Exmor" CMOS image sensor that has enabled a further acceleration in signal readout and enhanced noise reduction. The "IPELA ENGINE" will be consecutively equipped into new security camera products from Fall 2012.
The "IPELA Engine" is the general term of Sony's integrated signal processing system for high picture quality which combines the company's signal processing and video analytics technologies. T
The "IPELA Engine" includes four components:
Visibility is enhanced and light and dark areas are both expressed in higher resolution by tuning the contrast and correcting tone for both areas through the combination of images taken at varying shutter speeds within a single frame. The "IPELA Engine" is capable of the industry's first 130 dB wide dynamic range in full HD (1920x1080) at 30 frames/second.
High Frame Rate:
The shooting of smoother high-resolution images in full HD (1920 x 1080) is now possible through high-speed recording at 60 frames/second, double that of the standard number of frames until now.
The functions for detection of moving objects, humans and any objects blocking the view among others have been enhanced through an alarm detection function using image processing.
XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction):
Clear images can now be created in low-light conditions through the detection and removal of noise within a single frame, in addition to the reduction of noise from differential signals in the consecutive frames.
Under the slogan of "The Technology Makes a Difference," Sony plans to actively equip its network camera products with the company's proprietary CMOS image sensors and signal processing systems, and will work to expand its security camera business.