Panasonic Worlds First Makeup Design Tool Utilizing Image Recognition

Panasonic Develops Worlds First Makeup Design Tool Utilizing Image Recognition and Processing Technologies - Fareastgizmos
Panasonic has developed an industry-first “Makeup Design Tool,” which lets users intuitively and easily design makeup by using a touch pen and applying makeup to a facial photograph. Working closely with professional makeup artists, Panasonic has transformed “makeup,” which has traditionally been an analog technology, into digital. User can design makeup as though she is actually applying makeup. The tool replicates the colors and textures of cosmetics, and the brush tool can actually respond to pen pressure to apply a denser colored makeup. The brush tip size can also be adjusted.


Using facial recognition technology, the tool analyzes the proportions of one’s face, which is fundamental when applying makeup (the balance of each part of one’s face such as the eyes or nose) and displays tips on how to apply makeup. For example, the tool analyzes the balance when one’s face is divided vertically into 3 parts (compared against equal proportions), and can show tips on how to apply makeup for a better balance using any facial image. The makeup designed can also be superimposed on moving facial images captured by the same tablet to simulate what it would look like under actual lighting.

The tool may be used for a wide range of applications, for example, as a communication tool that can be used by beauty advisors to speak to customers at cosmetic counters, to recommend makeup to customers at photo studios, wedding venues, beauty salons, and by beauty and cosmetology schools to create educational materials and for makeup technique training. The Panasonic Makeup Design Tool is available to experience in the Panasonic booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2017.
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Denso's New Image Sensor Employed For Lexus Ls

Denso's New Image Sensor Employed for Lexus LS

Denso Corp developed a new "stereo image sensor" and "milliwave radar" for improving safety by detecting obstacles, white lines, etc.

Stereo image sensor
The stereo image sensor can detect obstacles with various shapes such as pedestrians, vehicles and guardrails by using 3D image processing technology called "Dense Stereo Matching Technology." In addition, it can detect an unoccupied road surface (free space) on which the vehicle can run. As a result, it realizes a function to control the steering and avoid obstacles in addition to an emergency automatic braking function.

Canon Unveils Three New Binoculars Featuring Enhanced Image Stabilization Technologies

Canon unveils three new binoculars featuring enhanced image stabilization technologies - FareastgizmosCanon today announced three new additions to its portfolio of Image Stabilized Binoculars with the 14×32 IS, 12×32 IS and 10×32 IS. While all current Canon binoculars are equipped with an image stabilization (IS) function, new to these binocular models is Lens Shift Image Stabilization Technology.

The IS technology, found in Canon EF lenses, allows users to see an even sharper image by moving the IS lens to correct optical axis. This technology incorporates a vibration gyro mechanism that assists in canceling out the effects of user-shake or movement.
The new binoculars are the first Canon binoculars to feature Powered Image Stabilization, a feature frequently found in Canon digital cameras and camcorders. Even the slightest shake when using high- magnification binoculars could translate into a blurred or unstable image from the binocular. When a user utilizes the Powered IS user-shake and movement can be quickly corrected and image quality remains intact.
Canon's new 14×32 IS, 12×32 IS and 10×32 IS binocular models are scheduled to be available November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1449.00, $1399.00 and $1349.00 respectively.

Fujifilm X-t2s Rumored To Feature In-body Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T2S Rumored To Feature In-Body Image Stabilization

Last year Fujifilm announced the successor the X-T1 mirrorless camera in the form of the Fujifilm X-T2. Now it seems that thanks to the folks at Fuji Rumors, they have heard some rumblings about a potential successor that could be called the X-T2S, and one possible feature of the camera might have been revealed.

According to the report, it seems that one potential feature of the X-T2S is that it will come with in-body image stabilization. What this means is that regardless of whatever lens you pop onto it, there will be some form of image stabilization offered. At the moment not ever XF lens by Fujifilm comes with stabilization, so no doubt if this feature is true, it will prove to be a boon to users.

Sony Develops Back-illuminated Time-of-flight Image Sensor

Sony Develops Back-Illuminated Time-of-Flight Image Sensor With the Industry’s Smallest Pixel PitchSony has developed a back-illuminated time-of-flight (ToF) image sensor with a 10µm pixel pitch, the industry’s smallest. This accomplishment was made possibly combining the ToF image sensor technology of Softkinetic and Sony’s back-illuminated CMOS image sensor technology. With ToF technology, the distance to an object is measured by the time it takes for light from a light source to reach the object and reflect back to the sensor. ToF image sensors detect distance information for every pixel, resulting in highly accurate depth maps.

Sony's 'xperia Touch' Projects Touch-sensitive Image

Sony's 'Xperia Touch' Projects Touch-sensitive Image

Sony Mobile Communications Inc will release "Xperia Touch G1109," which projects an image on a wall, floor or desktop and enables to use the projected image as a touch panel, June 26, 2017.

The size of the projected image is equivalent to 23-80 inches, and the distance between the G1109 and the projected image is 0-25cm. Though there is no manufacturer's suggested retail price, its expected retail price is ¥150,000 (approx US$1,365, ¥149,880 excluding tax at Sony Store). It will be sold as both residential and commercial devices.

Brats Reveal New Image And Cd Release Live Events

BRATS Reveal New Image and CD Release Live EventsBRATS have revealed an aggressive, "in-your-face" promo image for their upcoming double-A-side single CD release on June 21, 2017, featuring their new songs "Ainikoiyo" (theme from the anime To Be Hero) and "Nounai Shoukyo Game" (theme from the film Slaveman). The CD will be released in Japan in 2 editions: a regular version with 2 songs plus 2 instrumental tracks, and a limited edition CD+DVD package with 2 music videos and the full 6-song set of performance videos from their March 29 "Reborn" concert at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa, the band's first live event in over 2 years.

Lower Cost Of Image Sensor Business Lifts Sony's Annual Income Estimate

Lower cost of image sensor business lifts Sony's annual income estimate

According to a report by Reuters Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony has lifted its operating income estimate for the financial year ended March 31. Sony says it now expects an income of around ¥285 billion ($2.6 billion), which is up from a 240 billion yen estimate in February.

The main reason for the adjustment of the estimate are lower amortization costs for Sony's financial services segment but the company also cites lower-than-anticipated costs for its image sensor business. The company doesn't provide any more detail than that, so we can only speculate what those anticipated costs were. 

Ricoh Releases Pentax 645z And K-1 Firmware Updates And Image Transmitter 2 Software V2.3

Ricoh releases Pentax 645Z and K-1 firmware updates and IMAGE Transmitter 2 software v2.3

Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera and K-1 full-format DSLR. The new firmware makes the cameras compatible with the also freshly released version 2.3 of the company's IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package.

The latter allows the cameras to  be controlled when tethered to a PC or Mac via USB cable and after the update now offers a range of new tethered control options, including drive mode, white balance, image format, size and quality, memory card slot selection, live view magnification and focus fine adjustment in live view. 

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand In 2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus Named Top Luxury Brand in 2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Lexus has been named the Best Overall Luxury Brand and Most Trusted Luxury Brand in the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. This is the second year in a row that Lexus has scored at the top of these categories.

The 2017 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer feedback, with the data coming from 12,000+ new-vehicle shoppers on Kelley Blue Book. The final scoring is based on 12 factors, such as driving comfort, driving performance, reputation, safety and technology.

Subaru Takes Home Top Honors In Kbb Brand Image Awards

Subaru Takes Home Top Honors in KBB Brand Image AwardsKelley Blue Book, the leading vehicle valuation and information source, today announced that Subaru of America, Inc. has once again won in three major categories of the 2017 Brand Image Awards, including Best Overall Brand, Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand. This marks the second consecutive year Subaru has been awarded all three top honors; the second straight year Subaru has won Best Overall Brand and the third consecutive win for Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand.

Sony's Image Sensor Enables Smartphone To Take 960fps Video

Sony's Image Sensor Enables Smartphone to Take 960fps Video The Sony group developed a CMOS image sensor chip by stacking layers including a DRAM layer and announced it at ISSCC 2017 (lecture number: 4.6).
The group (Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp, Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp and Sony LSI Design Inc) expects that the chip will be used for mobile devices such as smartphones.