NEXYAD Cameras Fitting, an automatic tool to fit several cameras for your movie, videos, TV Shows and Pictures.

It is common those days to use different cameras to shoot your images. Maybe is there a second film crew that make shooting in other locations, maybe it is handy to shoot short clips from different angles with low cost cameras, maybe main camera have a problem in the middle of film set, etc…
NEXYAD has developed a unique tool to fit in an automatic way images of different cameras. In the following demo, we used the interesting work of Geoff Boyle’s team. In a recent CML test (the Cinematography Mailing List) they had the good idea to use single subject with test patterns to compare twelve professionnal cameras : FIND CML UWE 2015 TEST HERE.
Many thanks to CML for this opportunity to show our tool Cameras Fitting.

Black magic and Cion Rushes
BlackMagic                                                                                AJA-Cion

We can see obvious differences between the two images with a short look in terms of colors, dynamic range in dark values and signal to noise ratio. Take a closer look on some patches of the first lane in target patterns on the right side :
Patches BlackMagic Vs AJA-Cion

The full images after Fitting :

AJA_Cion to BlackMagic
BlackMagic                                                                            AJA_Cion transformed into BlackMagic by NEXYAD

BlackMagic to AJA Cion
AJA-Cion                                                                                BlackMagic transformed into AJA Cion by NEXYAD

Now see the same patches comparison after the NEXYAD Camera Fitting :
Nexyad Camera Fitting Target Pattern Comparison

The results are pretty close, isn’t it ?
Of course, some values in the dark are crushed in the BlackMagic and it is not possible to fit 100%, plus the problem of SNR that is not equilavent for both cameras. However, most of the colors and luminances were transformed from an image into the other one without any human intervention but with powerfull maths algorithms.