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A new camera feature


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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A new camera feature

15 Jul 2008 2:04PM   Views : 230 Unique : 199

We've seen some great features appearing in digital cameras and one thing that really impressed me recently on a Sony camcorder with touch screen has brought me to develop the concept for Combined Intelligent Spot metering (CISM) It's my thought for the future cameras.

Basically the Sony Camcorder has touch selection spot metering. You move your finger over the Live View preview to the area you want to meter from and the spot meter takes a reading and the preview adjusts to show the new exposure. The trouble with this is it's based on average metering so you need to compensate.

So my new CISM has a shadow spot button and a highlight spot button. You touch which areas you want each to meter from and then you press the CISM button which looks at the range of exposure and adjusts the Dynamic range to record all the values from the highlight to the shadow in one shot, compressing or expanding the dynamic range to suite the tonal range.

It's going to be great...now to find a developer/patent office before anyone hears about it my new feature...

Tags: Advanced spot metering Cism Patent Idea New feature Ripped off Saw it here first Technology


conrad 13 10.9k 116
15 Jul 2008 2:23PM

Quote:now to find a developer/patent office before anyone hears about it my new feature...

LOL, in that case, did you think to check the options "Hide this blog entry from search engines" and "Viewable only to ePHOTOzine members"? Wink

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Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
15 Jul 2008 3:36PM
Oh damn I forgot...my secret's out...but you read it hear first Wink

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