IMINT releases version 1.8 of its Vidhance® Video Stabilization software for smartphones outperforming Google’s Pixel 2
Vidhance®, a brand of Swedish company IMINT Image Intelligence AB (IMINT), today launched Vidhance Video Stabilization software version 1.8 and tests show that even though run on older hardware the solution renders a smoother stabilization experience with more sophisticated panning and less jitter, than Google Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 smartphone has received the highest DxO-scoring for stabilization on the market so far.
In the end, software is king
The video performance race has for a long time been hardware centric, and the debate on EIS vs OIS has been intense. However, the results of the tests performed on the new version 1.8 of the Vidhance Video Stabilization show that the right software can make even older hardware shine and compare with newer chipsets and cameras.
Comparative side-by-side tests conducted in real-life scenarios reveal that Vidhance scores on par or better than Google Pixel2, even though the tests are conducted on an older Nexus 6P platform. To support these findings, Vidhance releases side-by-side video examples and measurement data in Exhibit 1 of this press announcement.
More about the tests
Comparing the quality of stabilization solutions requires an extensive analysis. Several parameters, such as different user scenarios, lighting conditions, and artifact compensations must be considered. In this benchmark, we have focused on comparing one of the most important parameters of stabilization software; Stability of the recorded video.
The optical flow is measured for each frame and moving average as well as the standard deviation are plotted for each phone. Please refer to Exhibit 1 for more details about the tests.
Johan Svensson, Vidhance Product Director, added:
“The stabilization suite from IMINT has been successfully proven in battle among end consumers for the last two years. The fact that prominent companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Sharp, Fujitsu, Wiko and BQ rely on our technology confirms that we have steered our skills and resources in the right direction. We are very happy and proud that our software makes such a difference in a race that have been very hardware focused. We are devoted to stay market leader by continued hard-work and evolution of our stabilization suite.”
Vidhance Video Stabilization not only provides consumers with exceptionally smooth smartphone video clips, it also offers valuable add-on features such as Smooth Zoom, Time Lapse, Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction and Slow motion.
The Vidhance® features are now part of many of the major smartphone vendors’ offerings and are already enjoyed by 20+ million end-users. The features include Live Video Stabilization, Live Auto Zoom, Auto Curate and many more enabler functions.
Meet the team from IMINT at the Mobile World Congress
IMINT Image Intelligence AB, is once again exhibiting at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona between February 26th and March 1st, 2018 (Hall 7 F41). IMINT will showcase the latest release of its flagship Video Stabilization product. Senior Vidhance engineers will also attend to answer detailed technical questions from customers, partners and press.
Video examples found here: https://vimeo.com/256959285/cbbc5f0f9c (Further links to Vimeo pages)
Images, logotypes, etc. also found here: https://aurora.imint.se/data/Qu3ai4f8/press201802/
For more information, please contact:
Andreas Lifvendahl, CEO, IMINT Image Intelligence AB
Jan Nyrén, Marketing Director, IMINT Image Intelligence AB
IMINT is a Swedish public software company traded at AktieTorget. The company is specialized in intelligent sensor and data analysis that drive the development of visionary and targeted products and solutions that create leaders of innovation. Vidhance® by IMINT is a video enhancement software that transforms a smartphone camera into a professional video recording device. The Vidhance® features are now part of many of the major smartphone vendors’ offerings and are already enjoyed by 20+ million end-users. The features include Live Video Stabilization, Live Auto Zoom, Auto Curate and many more creative enablers. BQ, Huawei, Vivo, Samsung Electronics, Sharp and Wiko Mobile are some of the enterprises that have select IMINT as a partner. IMINT’s head office is in Uppsala, Sweden, with a branch office in Shanghai, China.