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Olympus “Black Magic” patent: AF system that predicts object moving directions!


Egami spotted a new Olympus patent that falls under the category “Black Magic”:)

As you know it’s a big challenge for any camera to keep moving objects in focus while they are moving through your frame. Well Olympus seems to have found a way to analyze the image so that it can “predict” where the objects will move. An example is a train on rails:

Quite easy in this case. We will have to see how this could work when you try to predict the track of crazy running kids!

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