InVisage Technologies New Quantum Film Sensor.

March 23rd, 2010 icon / message-square 3

Photo By: Wired.Com

Photo By: Wired.Com

InVisage Technologies has produced an imaging sensor made with quantum dots.The New Quantum Film sensors are spun from quantum dots into a layer of silicon. Metal circuitry is attached and voila we have a sensor that is ninety percent efficient in absorbing light as opposed to the fifty percent from CCD and CMOS sensors.

“To capture the light, imaging sensors need to have as much area as possible. Powerful DSLR cameras have an imaging sensor that’s about a third of the size of a business card, while camera phones sport sensors that are only about a quarter inch wide (see top photo). Smaller sensors mean less light sensitivity for each pixel on the sensor, and that translates into lower-quality images.”

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Simon
Simon
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October 19th, 2010

Its actually more exciting than just global shutter, the company that has developed QuantumFilm have also developed QuantumShutter, which eliminates the “rolling shutter” problem completely.

QuantumShutter solves the problem by using a portion of the silicon to store the image “charge” so the entire image is captured at the exact same moment.

Aparently InVisage Technologies’ QuantumShutter will be available to manufacturers later this year.

That’s major news for video on pretty much all digital video devices.

Dan Kanes
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March 23rd, 2010

What is the readout time on one of these? I.e global shutter? Can it be combined with black silicon?

Can’t wait to see this in my Canon 5D MKV

Jaque Fisher
Jaque Fisher
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March 25th, 2010
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There’s gotta be a good reason why they’re not aiming this technology at DSLRs. MkV won’t have it man, these dots are going to have to pass some intense testing before they get into a DSLR. As for promising wedding photos out of a phone camera? With a zeiss strapped on maybe. It’s pretty hard to take these guys seriously.

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