Samsung ties up with Swedish firm IMINT for video stabilization and optimization technologies

Samsung has reportedly signed a deal with a Swedish technology company called Imint. The word Imint is derived from “Imaging Intelligence” and the software company is known more in the defense, industrial and aeronautical circles, than for mobile. Which is what begs the question as to what is Samsung going to do with video stabilisation technology that it cannot use on its mobile devices.

Yes, according to Swedish website Breakit,  Samsung has signed an agreement with Imint to add a touch of video stabilisation, zoom and curation to some device with video recording and playback capabilities.

The video stabilisation product is called Vidhance and it comes with three interesting features. It not just allows for super smooth video stabilisation, but also allows users to smoothly zoom into a subject in a moving frame. Add to this the third feature called Auto Curate, that features it own algorithm which is automatically chops and edits long videos into short sequences, kind of like the stuff we see on Google Photos and the Apple Photos app.

Before you come to a conclusion, the new feature is not coming to the Samsung Galaxy S8. This is because Samsung’s agreement explicitly excludes its smartphones. This means that Samsung is planning to use the same tech, on an accessory or may be a new action camera.

It has also been confirmed that Samsung will not launch its Galaxy flagship at this year’s MWC 2017 in Barcelona, which is why we think that may be Samsung may announce a new version of its Gear 360 camera at the exhibition this year.

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Oddly, the source of the news also mentions that Huawei has added bits of this video stabilisation software in its recently announced Mate 9 smartphone. It not all of it, but there are plenty of bits according to AB Forums, which show the presence of Vidhance.