Posted by Next Big News on March 11, 2019 04:21:00 The new generation of cloud-based cameras that take photos, video, and voice data from virtually anywhere in the world will have their first launch in the coming weeks.
The new camera, dubbed the Next BigFuture, is the result of collaboration between a company in New Zealand and the US.
The company’s CEO and founder, James Mackey, said the Next BIGFuture is a “world class, state of the art, cloud-native, multi-functional cloud camera”.
It is powered by the Logitech HDSCs.
The Next BigGen camera is an updated version of the LogiVision HD webcam that launched in 2018.
The HD camera features a 5.8-inch screen and a 120Hz refresh rate.
It’s built around a new, “slimmer, lighter and faster” HDS controller with a larger and lighter, more flexible LCD panel.
The HDS controllers are “just as fast as an iPhone 7 Plus,” said Mackey.
“It’s the first cloud camera that uses the new hardware architecture, which means it will be much faster and more power efficient than anything you could do with an iPhone,” he said.
The video and audio data are stored on the server and are sent to the camera through the cloud.
The camera is also compatible with the latest “cloud video compression”, “video compression, and streaming” software, which Mackey said will allow for “unprecedented performance”.
It’s a “huge opportunity” for a new type of camera, said Mackeys team.
“The Next Big Generation is the first ever cloud camera to enable cloud-enabled video, audio and image streaming from a single device.”
The company is working with a range of different cloud services including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Facebook Cloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.
It will be available as a cloud-powered webcam and as a video camera for the first time in the United States on March 28, 2019.
The next generation of Logitech’s HDS webcam will be powered by a new camera controller that uses a larger LCD panel, and the company is also working on a camera that will be used with the next generation’s Next Big Gen HDS.
“We believe that the Next Generation will be the next evolution in webcam performance,” said James Mackeys.
“With our HDS Controller, we are able to deliver the performance that you need to take amazing high-quality photos, with low latency and zero camera latency, with a high quality video codec, and with a sleek, compact design that fits in a backpack.”
He added that the new camera will be compatible with “cloud-enabled streaming, video compression, cloud video compression software, and cloud video storage”.
“This is the next step in our evolution from cloud cameras to cloud services,” said Jason Rucker, CEO and co-founder of Logi Vision.
“Logitech HdsCams are the future of photography.”
It’s an exciting time for cloud-camera adoption, and as more and more companies develop cloud-connected products, it will make cloud-capture devices more accessible.
“Today, most cloud-capable cameras use proprietary camera sensors and software, meaning that there is no real way to access the data that is stored on these devices,” said Matt Crammond, director of products at Next Big Vision.
Crammonds said the next-generation camera will help people get more from their digital photos and videos by being “connected” to cloud computing.
“By enabling the Next Gen of camera technology, we can deliver a camera experience that is truly cloud-ready and natively compatible with cloud services, such as Amazon AWS,” he added.
Mackeys comments came at a time when more companies are looking to expand their cloud capabilities.
Google Cloud Platform is now offering the Next generation of HDS cameras, including the HD webcam, in both “Cloud-Ready” and “Next Gen” editions.
“Cloud Ready” editions are available for consumers, and “Cloud Gen” versions will be made available for enterprise customers, he added, though he didn’t give an exact release date.
“If you want to buy the NextGen HD webcam in a cloud service, there is an affordable, free cloud plan that comes with it, which allows you to capture high-resolution images, and share them with others on the cloud,” said Rucker.
Mackey told Next Big Futures that the next version of Hds camera will include support for new cloud compression, video recording, cloud storage, and a new cloud streaming video format.
The goal is to enable the next Next Generation of Hd webcam to be as powerful as its predecessor.