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Experience remarkably intelligent photography.

In our mission to transform the way people view the world,  NexOptic has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to compliment and expand our current portfolio of Blade Optics™ technologies. This AI technology has the potential to enable more compact, lower cost, lighter weight optics and can be integrated into a variety of imaging platforms.

Figure 1: Camera output of scene with short exposure time (left), NexOptic AI output of same scene with same short exposure time (right)

Improved low-light performance.

Faster shutter speeds.

Reduced motion blur.

All without needing larger optics.

Our Artificial Intelligence technology consists of deep neural networks that learn to reduce image noise patterns, allowing for better imaging across extreme lighting situations.

Improved low-light performance.

Image noise is a common challenge when taking pictures in low-light environments.

NexOptic’s AI technology can be used to enhance an image’s quality by identifying and reducing noise patterns, significantly improving the resolution of images taken in reduced light / short exposure time scenarios.

Figure 2: Camera output of low-light scene (left), NexOptic AI output of same low light scene (right)

Faster shutter speeds.

Shutter speed, or exposure time, refers to the time that a sensor is exposed to light. Longer shutter speeds typically increase the amount of light gathered, causing blur from any movement (camera or object). Motion blur is most noticeable when a camera shakes, or when a camera tries to capture a fast moving object.

NexOptic’s AI technology enables faster shutter speeds (reduced exposure times),  reducing motion blur and improving image stabilization.

Image stabilization is critical for long range imaging, including NexOptic’s current product line (sport optics and mobile) as well as in moving and vibrating imaging systems (e.g. drones and autonomous vehicles).

Video 1: Camera output of pendulum with long exposure time resulting in motion blur

Above is an example of motion blur caused by a long exposure time and movement of the pendulum.

Video 2: Camera output of pendulum with short exposure time (left), NexOptic AI output of same pendulum with same short exposure time (right)

Above is a demonstration of how NexOptic AI can be used to reduce motion blur. Reducing the exposure time causes the image to go dark (shown on the left). The same video processed by the NexOptic AI shows the same pendulum but with reduced motion blur.

This means that smaller, lower cost, lighter weight optics may now have the potential to be able to be used in a variety of long range imaging applications.

How do we stack up?

Video 3: Camera output of low light scene with classical contrast stretching (left), NexOptic AI output of same low light scene (right)

The video on the left uses classical contrast stretching, while the video on the right uses NexOptic AI. Notice how the NexOptic AI significantly reduces noise (maximize video for full effect).

The difference is the details.

NexOptic’s AI technology has the potential to improve virtually any imaging system—be it autonomous vehicle cameras, long-range drones, or consumer camera products.

Through disruptive optics and innovative software, we believe that we can transform the future of imaging.

Figure 3: Camera output of page of book in low-light scene (left), NexOptic AI output of same page of book in same low-light scene (right)

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