2 Best Video Demos at ISC: Lilin and IC Realtime
You have to see these CCTV demos to really get it. Lilin shows 120 fps, ICRealtime demos 720 degrees with no warping.
Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2014
Among the hundreds of impressive cameras, recorders, 4K video and other CCTV solutions at ISC West 2014, two demos stood out as truly unique: ICRealtime’s 720-degree camera and Lilin’s 120 fps camera.
We already wrote about ICRealtime’s latest gem, but without a demonstration of the camera, it’s hard to grasp the concept.
So here’s the demo, which shows how you can scan up, down and around and you’ll see no warping of the picture.
The camera provides a truly immersive experience. Via the accelerometers in your smart device, you don’t even need to swipe. Just tilt the tablet to gain a different vantage point.
Imagine how it would look with Google Glass.
ICRealtime has not revealed a price on the new camera, but the company offers a 360-degree camera for $1,500 so we can imagine this double-pleasure will retail for less than $3,000. (UPDATE: ICRealtime estimates the price at about $4,000.)
Almost as impressive as the ICRealtime demo was something seemingly mundane but definitely wow-worthy when you see it in person.
It’s the 120 fps camera from Lilin, a leading CCTV provider in Europe and an up-and-comer in the U.S.
Compared to Lilin’s product, the typical 30 fps camera looks like a blur, as shown in the video below.
You can actually see the numbers on a spinning Roulette wheel, as the camera’s shutter opens and closes in 1/20,000 of a second.
Product manager Steve Hu says the applications are numerous. In India, the product is used in a diamond factory to watch over the tiniest of gems.
Elsewhere, the cameras are mounted beneath trains to capture irregularities in the tracks below.
The fast camera can easily capture license plates of speeding vehicles, and reveal the tiniest errors in machining.
Could it, perhaps, unravel the secrets of the best magicians?
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at email@example.com
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