Innocon Mini Falcon UAV software

UAV video quality gets a boost from new software

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gotten attention in the news primarily for the versions that are used for missile attacks in hostile territory. But they are also used in aerial video reconnaissance, for everything from military intelligence-gathering to firefighting to large-area security work.

Unfortunately, a small airplane doesn’t make for the most stable of platforms for a video camera. And direct sunlight and other environmental factors can also drastically reduce image quality.

This is why video tracking and enhancement software such as Imint’s Vidhance is an essential companion to this type of video surveillance. It helps the UAV track the object of the video, and then processes the video to reduce blur, increase contrast and keep the video stabilized. This gives the operator more time to actually examine the footage for actionable data.

Innocon, which has been in the business of making all sizes of UAVs for over a decade, has decided to integrate Imint’s Vidhance into its ground control station software. “By selecting a software solution over a hardware ditto, we gain a lot of benefits,” said Zvika Nave, Innocon’s vice president of business development. “Additional features can be added through a simple software upgrade.”

This is good news not only for the military, but also for other organizations that use UAVs, from law enforcement agencies to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

About the Author

Greg Crowe is a former GCN staff writer who covered mobile technology.

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