The look and feel of 35-mm film gives cinematographers more latitude, like directing attention to an area of the image by using the film's depth of field. ARRI GmbH has brought this capability to digital HD cameras by using a 6-megapixel sensor that is the same size as a Super 35-mm film aperture. That lets operators of the D-21 camera use the same prime, zoom and specialty lenses previously used on 35-mm film cameras. The D-21 uses Cypress Semiconductor's OSCAR CMOS image sensor, which has an active pixel count of 2,880 x 2,160 pixels.
One of the biggest walls in embedded software development is the integration of low-level drivers with higher-level middleware and application code, but silicon vendors are stepping up to bring it down.
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