Ambarella Wireless Camera Developer’s Kit Streams Content to Smartphones

Ambarella introduced their wireless camera developer’s kit for designing cameras that combine still photography and full HD video with wireless video streaming to smartphones. The Ambarella Wireless Camera Developer’s Kit enables users to capture their experiences with a high-quality, dedicated camera while utilizing their smartphone’s network connectivity for instant sharing and personal broadcasting.

The Wireless Camera Developer’s Kit leverages Ambarella’s multi-stream encoding capability, which supports the recording of full HD video while simultaneously recording and streaming a second stream to the smartphone. Thanks to the new kit, consumers can now enjoy the benefit of a ruggedized sports camera or the advanced photographic capabilities of a dedicated Digital Still Camera (DSC) with smartphones that enable remote control, viewing, playback, and Internet video sharing.

Sports cameras are designed to perform in challenging conditions and often require the camera to be mounted where image preview and camera control are impractical. Ambarella’s video streaming technology enables the camera’s image to be previewed on the smartphone, so the camera can be optimally set-up and controlled remotely. Similarly, DSCs enabled with the remote viewfinder and control capability, enable users to take family portraits while remaining in the shot, to record staged performances from the audience, or to do stealth wildlife photography. The phone can also be used to playback the recorded video, stream live video action to popular Internet broadcast websites, such as Qik and Ustream, or upload photos or video files to Facebook or YouTube.

The kit is available for Ambarella’s A7L camera SoC product family, providing full 1080p60 HD video with world class photography and extremely low power consumption. The complete wireless HD camera solution is the result of a close collaboration between Ambarella and Qualcomm Atheros. Their collaboration gives consumers a new class of camera device that combines complete flexibility with new smartphone applications and Internet connectivity.

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