I Can See Clearly Now: A 360° Dewarping Remix

Posted by Kyndall Frederick on March 2016

"I Can See Clearly Now"

I can see clearly now, the main is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone is the round spot that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
dewarped pane. 

The image produced by 360° cameras is round and distorted until dewarping algorithms are applied to make the image flat and clear. The first time I saw our CDI51360PV 360° camera in action, the song "I Can See Clearly Now", written and recorded by Johnny Nash in 1972, came to mind. Naturally, as the Marketing Manager, I felt the need to create a 360° dewarping remix of the song.

Now that we've had a little fun, let's get into the technology...

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Topics: Product Features, IP, 360°

Why You Need Remote Focus...

Posted by Debbie Villars on January 2016

Have you ever had a hard to reach camera that is difficult to focus?  More than likely you have come across these scenarios in the field that make focusing a camera challenging:

  • No test monitor during installation
  • Cameras with hard to reach buttons
  • Cameras mounted on high ceilings 

Focusing a camera is a job that isn't always finished after installation. Sometimes the view of the camera will need to be changed requiring the focus to be adjusted. Outdoor elements such as extreme wind and rain or other vibrations that can cause the camera to shift out of focus. Whenever focus challenges and changes arise, having a remote focus camera is the answer!  

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Topics: HD-TVI, Product Features, IP

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