Imint’s suite of video enhancement tech is coming to smartphones with new MediaTek chips
Imint, a Swedish-based company that provides video enhancement software to companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, and OnePlus, announced a partnership with MediaTek on Tuesday. The collaboration will see the two companies team up to enable the use of Imint’s Vidhance software suite on new MediaTek chipsets.
The collaboration doesn’t mean all devices equipped with upcoming MediaTek chips will feature Imint’s Vidhance software. Rather, it grants Imint access to MediaTek software packages and expert support, enabling faster integration if OEMs choose to license the technology.
Should an OEM choose to license the technology from Imint, they’ll get access to enhancements like Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction (DMBR), Super Stabilization, Field of View Correction (FOVC), Horizon Correction (HC), and more. While the features are pretty self-explanatory, I’ll let Imint give a brief explanation of what each of them do:
Imint solutions immediately available on MediaTek’s chipsets include Vidhance Dynamic Motion Blur Reduction (DMBR), which minimizes the effect of motion-blur in stabilized video; Vidhance Super Stabilization, which removes unwanted camera movement to produce video stabilization on par with or exceeding dedicated action cams; Vidhance Field of View Correction (FOVC), which eliminates zoom artifacts that are present in videos with frequent lens shifting; Vidhance Horizon Correction (HC), which auto-levels crooked horizons in videos; amongst others.
These features promise to allow users to capture “professional-quality content from mobile devices.” To see if Imint’s claims were the real deal, we went hands-on with the company’s Vidhance software over the summer, testing Stabilization, Live Composer, and Auto Zoning on a Pixel 2. Overall, we came away impressed by what Imint’s Vidhance software has to offer.
Imint announced a similar partnership with Qualcomm earlier this year, allowing OEMs to license its technology in devices equipped with the Snapdragon 865 chip. In that case, Imint and Qualcomm worked together to optimize Vidhance’s Selfie Mode technology for the Snapdragon 865, using Qualcomm’s Spectra 480 ISP’s AI-based facial recognition for the face tracking and repositioning.
A spokesperson for Imint confirmed that the first device to use a MediaTek chipset with Imint Vidhance technology will be announced in October, so we’ll keep an eye out for that. If you’re curious to test out Imint’s Vidhance suite before then, Motorola announced that its Edge+ comes equipped with Imint’s Vidhance stabilization tech. According to Imint, its video enhancement technology is already leveraged by over 250+ million smartphones around the globe.
If you want to see Imint’s Vidhance technology in action, check out our hands-on video, which demonstrates features like Stabilization, Live Composer, and Auto Zoning.