Fun insights from my new teammates, including:
- “You essentially have the space of a blueberry for the camera to squeeze into.”
- The lens is actually six lenses.
- Each pixel is split into two—useful for sensing depth.
- The whole thing weighs .003 pounds, about the same as a paperclip.
- HDR+ looks tile-by-tile across a range of captures shot in quick succession, moving chunks as needed to align them. This is good for “scaring ghosts.”
- A neural network trained on 1 million images built a model for what’s person-like and should be kept in focus while blurring the background.
- A hexapod rig is used to generate (and thus find ways to combat) various kinds of shakiness.