Cameras – Knight Bilham http://knightbilham.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 09:54:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://knightbilham.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-02T220243.831.png Cameras – Knight Bilham http://knightbilham.com/ 32 32 Pittsfield City Council approves body cameras for police / iBerkshires.com https://knightbilham.com/pittsfield-city-council-approves-body-cameras-for-police-iberkshires-com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 09:38:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/pittsfield-city-council-approves-body-cameras-for-police-iberkshires-com/ Police Chief Michael Wynn answers questions from General Counsel Karen Kalinowsky, a former police officer, about when body cameras should be put in place. PITTSFIELD, Mass. – City Council has voted to support body cameras on Pittsfield police officers. Councilors approved two equipment petitions on Tuesday and forwarded them to local […]]]>


Police Chief Michael Wynn answers questions from General Counsel Karen Kalinowsky, a former police officer, about when body cameras should be put in place.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – City Council has voted to support body cameras on Pittsfield police officers.

Councilors approved two equipment petitions on Tuesday and forwarded them to local and state authorities.

There have been calls to set up body cameras as residents turned on the microphone at the council meeting to defend them after Miguel Estrella was shot and killed by police in late March.

General Councilor Earl Persip III said it’s probably one of the easiest votes he’ll get this year, speculating the community is in favor of body cameras and that Police Chief Michael Wynn hasn’t reported no opposition from the department.

“It seems like everyone is in agreement. What we don’t agree on are the policy issues, the legal issues, and we will address those issues,” Persip added.

“And I think the ordinance and the rules had a great discussion about how certain local communities do certain things, the state police do it, the governor gives out grants, it’s a slam dunk, it’s is easy, this should be a 10 -0 vote because all the support for this has been on the podium.”

One petition was from local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo asking to equip city police officers with body and dashboard cameras and the other was from resident LeMarr Talley, who asked for legislation establishing body cameras for all Berkshire County Law Enforcement.

Both received support from the orders and rules subcommittee last week.

A preliminary investigation by the Pittsfield Police Department found that responding officers complied with established use-of-force guidelines. The incident is also under separate investigation by the state police.

The vote on both petitions was 10-0, with Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio absent. Ward 2 Councilor Charles Kronick expressed concern about privacy issues if body cameras were to be deployed.

Kronick said he supported body cameras when police were “conducting arrest cases interacting with a suspect, for lack of a better word,” but the language of the petition was not directed at cameras in situations such as welfare calls.

Wynn said he doesn’t think these concerns should be addressed in the petition but in policymaking.

Del Gallo reported that Ward 1 Councilman Kenneth Warren is drafting a body camera petition based on a model law to regulate the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement in the American Civil Liberties Union.

“I don’t want to block that, there’s a lot of moving parts and there’s a lot of programs that we show our support for, and then the administration puts in place. They’re the executive, we’re the legislative, so there’s a lot going on, but I don’t want to delay that,” Warren said.

“It was mentioned years ago, a few years ago, and we’re here figuring out whether we’re going to tell the administration that we support it, we want to let them know whether we support it or not, so we should .

“Now the other thing is it’s not a problem, it’s not a big deal in the sense that it’s been done. Boston is doing it, Amherst is doing it, the state police are doing it, they take into account some of the some of the issues about it.”

General Counsel Karen Kalinowsky asked Wynn how long it would take to implement a body camera program.

“I can give you a solid number on that, if we were to put together an RFP this week we probably wouldn’t have a vendor selected until mid-summer and that’s assuming all the funding was in place, so the grant funding is not a barrier,” Wynn said, adding that the downstream issue is the staff managing the footage.

He said it won’t be a quick fix, but it won’t take years.

Wynn has previously talked about the barriers to a body camera program, such as how to use them within the legal framework you find in the Commonwealth and record keeping.

The number one problem is that Massachusetts is bipartisan consent in terms of registration and “nobody seems to want to take a look at it,” he said at the ordinances and rules meeting.

Jacquelyn Sykes, the girlfriend of Daniel Gillis who was killed by police in 2017 following a domestic disturbance call, has vowed to continue attending town meetings to advocate for police accountability .

“I came to speak the last two meetings on the subject of cameras and dash cams, I also came to speak in favor of the [Police Advisory and Review Board]. After that, I stopped coming to meetings and that was clearly a mistake. When the community doesn’t stay cohesive, things are just glossed over, if this is passed tonight and know that my commitment to coming to meetings will not stop,” she said.

“There are a lot of changes that need to be made in this city, body cameras are not the ultimate solution, it’s pretty sickening that there haven’t been any changes yet, policies and procedures are in place .”

Resident Tonya Frazier spoke in support of body cameras and systemic issues in the city.

“Three minutes here is not enough time to try to talk about the deep-rooted issues that are in this city, it ranges from the lack of resources for members of our community for housing, mental health, equality for all, there is also an increase in homelessness and not enough job opportunities,” she said.

“This is now the third meeting on this petition for body cameras, we must act now, not after another person has been wrongfully killed.”

The petitions were forwarded to Mayor Linda Tyer, Wynn, the state delegation, Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and the Law Enforcement Body Camera Task Force.

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How to set a PIN so you can use Arlo cameras with your voice https://knightbilham.com/how-to-set-a-pin-so-you-can-use-arlo-cameras-with-your-voice/ Mon, 09 May 2022 18:01:48 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/how-to-set-a-pin-so-you-can-use-arlo-cameras-with-your-voice/ Arlo has some of the best cameras in the smart home market, and being able to secure voice control behind a PIN code is one area where they stand out. Although it may be just as easy to to refuse the feature, like Google’s Nest cameras do, being able to turn the cameras off via […]]]>

Arlo has some of the best cameras in the smart home market, and being able to secure voice control behind a PIN code is one area where they stand out. Although it may be just as easy to to refuse the feature, like Google’s Nest cameras do, being able to turn the cameras off via voice is handy. And Arlo lets you do it, even if only if you have set a PIN for security.

Conversely, Arlo — like others — isn’t always intuitive when it comes to doing so. For starters, Arlo doesn’t necessarily explain the feature well in the setup instructions. In fact, the company also does not explain well that any changes to the settings are necessary for the feature to work. Additionally, Arlo has placed the option in a way that isn’t necessarily intuitive, in terms of location.

This guide seeks to show how to set a PIN so you can use your voice to control your Arlo cameras. Let’s start.

Here’s how to set a PIN to voice control your Arlo cameras

Now, setting up this process is a bit trickier than in some of our other how-to guides. Mostly, it’s because you need to complete the initial setup of your cameras and then you also need to connect them to a voice assistant. Such as the assistant-powered Google Home ecosystem. But you’ll also need an Arlo subscription, as with many Arlo camera features. Namely, Arlo Secure.

Once these steps are completed, of course, the process is simple. Otherwise necessarily intuitive, given its location in the menus.

Start by opening the Arlo app and, if you’ve set up a connection, sign in. Next, select the three vertical dots menu at the top right of the UI.

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From the three vertical dot menu selected above, choose the option labeled “Settings” to open the full settings menu not just for any individual unit, but for all Arlo cameras and devices.

The option we’re looking for isn’t just for a gadget, but to set a PIN code for all Arlo cameras and devices to use with voice commands.

Scroll as needed to the “Account” segment. Although somewhat counter-intuitive, the ability to set a PIN for voice control of Arlo cameras is actually a profile-level setting. As opposed to a home-level device or setting. Select “Profile” from the list of available options.

On the Profile page, you’ll see your name, associated email account, and profile picture, along with a list of options. Select the “Assistant PIN” option. This should be accompanied by a green colored “Set Up” message. The app will take you to a “Set up PIN” page.

Now, as shown on the “Set up PIN” page, only a four-digit PIN can be used. So users who prefer a more complex and harder-to-crack PIN are effectively out of luck. Although some protection is better than none at all.

Additionally, you must speak this PIN aloud to any related smart home ecosystem. And Arlo needs the PIN to use voice commands for security reasons, as mentioned above. For example, to prevent a potentially malicious entity from simply turning off your cameras via voice commands. But, for example, if you ask your Google Assistant-enabled speakers – via a link to the Google Home app – to turn off the cameras, you’ll need to recite the PIN out loud.

This requirement potentially reduces PIN security. And, as such, you shouldn’t use a PIN that you use for other things. For example, you should not use the same PIN code as your bank card.

That said, the next step is to enter a four-digit PIN for later use. Then select the “CONTINUE” button located near the center of the screen. As shown in the pictures below.

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The following page, although similar, is not the same. Here you will re-enter the PIN to confirm that this is the one you want to use. The PIN code you enter must be exactly the same as the one used before.

As shown in the final image above, this is also the page you will come back to if you want to remove or change the pin for your Arlo cameras. However, it should be noted that the verbiage of the previous menu, the Profile page, will not be the same.

Arlo has set the option next to “PIN Assistant” to read “Enabled” instead of “Configure”, if the feature is enabled. It’s a slight change. But it’s a feature that might make the feature harder to find for some users. The only time Arlo places a “Configure” label on this option is if the feature is not enabled.

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Drake won’t let the cameras get away from him and Jack Harlow at Kentucky Derby: ‘You can’t give him the closing signal’ https://knightbilham.com/drake-wont-let-the-cameras-get-away-from-him-and-jack-harlow-at-kentucky-derby-you-cant-give-him-the-closing-signal/ Sun, 08 May 2022 00:25:56 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/drake-wont-let-the-cameras-get-away-from-him-and-jack-harlow-at-kentucky-derby-you-cant-give-him-the-closing-signal/ By ETCanada.com Staff. 2 hours ago Drake was having such a great time being interviewed alongside Jack Harlow at the Kentucky Derby that he didn’t want it to end. The music superstar, 35, joined Harlow, 24, on the legendary Churchill Downs circuit on Saturday to take part in the annual ‘Run for the Roses’. The […]]]>

By ETCanada.com Staff.

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Drake was having such a great time being interviewed alongside Jack Harlow at the Kentucky Derby that he didn’t want it to end.

The music superstar, 35, joined Harlow, 24, on the legendary Churchill Downs circuit on Saturday to take part in the annual ‘Run for the Roses’. The pair were in the hometown of Harlow, Louisville, Kentucky, not only to watch the ponies, but also to record a music video for their new collaboration, aptly named “Churchill Downs.”

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Harlow was on the air before the race when Drake snuck in and joined his interview. “I had to introduce myself. I’m so proud of this guy,” Drake said, referring to Harlow.

“And we’re drunk,” Drake added, before elaborating, “[Jack’s] sober. I’m drunk.”

When asked if they had a horse in the running, the two shared a look, grinning from ear to ear, seemingly unsure of how to respond. “We have a lot to do,” Drake said before Harlow added that they made “a move” on horse Happy Jack. “It really gives a good description of how I’m feeling right now,” Harlow said. “[If there] was a Happy Aubrey, we would too.

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That’s when an off-camera producer apparently made the well-known “conclusion” signal to let broadcasters know the interview needed to end. But Drake didn’t have it.

“You can’t give it the closing cue,” Drake said. “What are you going to cut? A stump of poorly maintained grass, or something like that? »

Thankfully, unflappable NBC Sports reporter Rutledge Wood saved the day by preventing the moment from getting too awkward, telling Drake, “You know what I’m going to say. [the producer]? Wait, we’re going home.

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Sheriff’s Office Body Cameras Break Through Obstacle | Greene County https://knightbilham.com/sheriffs-office-body-cameras-break-through-obstacle-greene-county/ Fri, 06 May 2022 01:30:57 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/sheriffs-office-body-cameras-break-through-obstacle-greene-county/ CATSKILL — Every deputy in the Greene County Sheriff’s Office could soon be outfitted with body cameras after the Greene County Legislature Public Safety Committee on Wednesday approved $250,000 in funding for the equipment during its Wednesday evening meeting. The measure will head to the full legislature for a vote. The Greene County Police Reform […]]]>

CATSKILL — Every deputy in the Greene County Sheriff’s Office could soon be outfitted with body cameras after the Greene County Legislature Public Safety Committee on Wednesday approved $250,000 in funding for the equipment during its Wednesday evening meeting.

The measure will head to the full legislature for a vote.

The Greene County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, which was formed in 2020, recommended in March 2021 that the sheriff’s office adopt body cameras for its entire force.

After initially refusing to fund the cameras, the legislature is considering passing a measure that would buy 60 for the agency.

“It started two years ago when we had the police reform committee,” Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said after Wednesday’s meeting. “It was a recommendation that came out of the police reform committee and then in the next year’s budget cycle the council rejected the request to go to body cameras. Now (Sheriff) Pete Kusminsky brought it back because there’s a general assumption that pretty much any accredited agency will be mandated to have them now. So it’s pretty much forced.

The resolution, which was passed unanimously by the Public Safety Committee, notes that the Greene County Sheriff’s Office believes that purchasing the cameras would represent a positive step toward modern policing and increase trust and transparency within the community.

“We should do it anyway because I believe in it,” Groden said. “I think more often than not it exculpates an officer rather than not. Particularly with the car cameras, because we will have one that is actually filming in the back seat. So if you try to bang your head against the back window and they say, “Hey, I got beat up. It will be filmed. »

Under the proposal, the county would purchase 60 body cameras for $29,940 and 27 police car camera kits for $106,650. The installation price offered to the county by Pro-Vision Video Systems in Michigan is $25,299 for 38 police vehicles. The total cost of the project is $286,456, with the sheriff’s office hoping to receive a grant from the US Department of Justice that could reimburse up to $44,000 of the purchase price of the equipment.

“We had the police review board last year, which we were mandated by Governor Cuomo,” Greene County Legislative Speaker Patrick Linger, R-New Baltimore, said. , after Wednesday’s meeting. “One of the suggestions was to equip all of our officers with body cameras. So you’re looking at a quarter of a million dollars and then you have to maintain the software and the storage for the life of the camera. That’s so an expensive proposal. It was one of the suggestions of the police review board and it makes a lot of sense. It’s good for residents and good for officers. So that was one of the things that we considered and we put it in the budget.

The money for the camera equipment will come from the county fund balance, Groden said. Processing body and car camera footage will incur additional expense and labor for the county.

“The other complication with this is that it becomes evidence,” Groden said. “At the end of an officer’s shift, it has to be uploaded and someone has to come in and slice and dice it. If you get arrested it has to go to the district attorney and the public defender and under discovery rules it has to go to the defense attorneys. So it’s more than the camera, the back of the house will be really big. I’ll have to hire someone for that. Because you have all these agents working 12 hours a day 365 days a year and all these downloads need to be stored properly. So it’s more than that dollar amount we have, it’s probably double that amount.

The police reform committee was made up of members of the sheriff’s office as well as community leaders, including the Reverend Richard Turpin of the Second Baptist Church of Catskill and Catskill Central School District Superintendent Ronel Cook.

The Greene County Collaborative Policing Reform Plan was passed on March 17, 2021 by the Greene County Legislature.

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Best Buy is launching a surprise 24-hour flash sale with deals on laptops, 4K TVs, cameras and more https://knightbilham.com/best-buy-is-launching-a-surprise-24-hour-flash-sale-with-deals-on-laptops-4k-tvs-cameras-and-more/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:47:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/best-buy-is-launching-a-surprise-24-hour-flash-sale-with-deals-on-laptops-4k-tvs-cameras-and-more/ It’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen Best Buy offer a sitewide sale, but the big-box retailer is back today with a surprise 24-hour flash sale. The sale includes discounts on hundreds of different items across all categories the company sells, including laptops, TVs, fitness trackers, smart home goodies and more. These discounts are […]]]>

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen Best Buy offer a sitewide sale, but the big-box retailer is back today with a surprise 24-hour flash sale. The sale includes discounts on hundreds of different items across all categories the company sells, including laptops, TVs, fitness trackers, smart home goodies and more. These discounts are only valid for today, May 4, so don’t miss any of them.

The sale covers almost every category that Best Buy sells. During this limited time offer, you can get the Lenovo Chromebook 3 for just $89 or the Ninja Foodi Dual Basket Air Fryer for $130, both of which are the lowest we’ve seen for these items to date. There are also offers on things like this 2,000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer from Greenworks, Beats Solo3 headphones and more. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites from the sale below, but be sure to check it all out so you don’t miss any of the great deals.

Microsoft

This slim laptop features a 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen designed for Windows Ink so you can write notes right on your computer. Plus, its size keeps you productive on the go. Stream movies, play with friends, and make video calls easily with this computer featuring HD video and Studio Mics to make sure your calls come through crystal clear. And the speakers support Dolby Atmos audio, which delivers an immersive cinematic experience.

Surface Laptop 4 also comes with a free upgrade to Windows 11, and the 11th Gen Intel Core processor also delivers more speed, making Surface 4 up to 70% faster than previous models. It also has a 512GB SSD and 8GB of memory, which is enough to power all your daily computing tasks and handle basic entertainment needs. And with fast charging, the battery can recharge up to 80% in about an hour.

Read our Surface Laptop 4 review.

TCL

If you’re looking for a quality basic smart TV, TLC’s 43-inch Class 3 series might be a good option for you. With Full HD 1080p resolution, you’ll enjoy a quality picture with vivid colors and contrast. It also integrates Chromecast to easily stream movies, shows, and photos from your Android or iOS device to your TV. Google Assistant is also built-in, making it easy to find what you want to watch, access media playback controls, or even change settings on your connected smart home device. Although we don’t generally recommend TVs smaller than 55 inches for large rooms, this is an ideal size for most bedrooms or offices.

Beats

Renowned for their sound quality, the Beats Studio Buds are comfortable, completely wireless and, best of all, they feature active noise cancellation technology. Block out external sound distractions whether you use them for work or play. And it also has a transparency mode, so you can hear what’s going on around you. These buds are sweat and water resistant.

The Beats Studio Buds also offer high-quality one-touch call pairing for Android and Apple devices. And for calls, the high-quality call performance of dual-beam microphones picks up your voice better for the person (or people) on the other end. These earphones have up to 8 hours of listening time, they can last all day long, and with up to 24 hours combined with the charging case, they can also handle even the longest days.

Read our Beats Studio Buds review.

Bowflex

This bike was chosen by CNET as the best exercise bike for the budget conscious for 2022. With 100 levels of magnetic resistance, race-style adjustable seat and handlebars, 7-inch console and more, you will get many features. for the price. Your purchase comes with a one-year JRNY membership that will offer daily personalized workouts, guided coaching, trainer-led video workouts, scenic destinations that match your travel speed, and access to all best streaming services while you ride. After your free trial ends, the annual membership cost is $149.

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Fishkill, Middletown and Deerpark police awarded $900,000 for cameras and technology https://knightbilham.com/fishkill-middletown-and-deerpark-police-awarded-900000-for-cameras-and-technology/ Mon, 02 May 2022 20:39:40 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/fishkill-middletown-and-deerpark-police-awarded-900000-for-cameras-and-technology/ Fishkill Police do not carry body cameras. Although several agencies have adopted the tool in recent years, city supervisor Ozzy Albra said Fishkill hasn’t prioritized their integration because the technology is expensive and the department is involved in relatively little. violent interactions. “But two years and two months into my tenure as supervisor, there was […]]]>
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Flashback: Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the world’s first phone with four cameras on the back https://knightbilham.com/flashback-samsung-galaxy-a9-2018-the-worlds-first-phone-with-four-cameras-on-the-back/ Sun, 01 May 2022 05:01:01 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/flashback-samsung-galaxy-a9-2018-the-worlds-first-phone-with-four-cameras-on-the-back/ How many cameras are enough? How many are too many? The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was released around three and a half years ago and it was the very first quad camera phone. It promised a lot of versatility, letting you switch between three focal lengths to get the best possible framing for your shot, […]]]>

How many cameras are enough? How many are too many? The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was released around three and a half years ago and it was the very first quad camera phone. It promised a lot of versatility, letting you switch between three focal lengths to get the best possible framing for your shot, while making shallow depth of field normally only possible with large DSLR sensors.

Let’s take a look at the A9’s camera list. There were three usable cameras on the back and a utility module (we’ll get to the front camera later).

  • 24 MP main camera, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 8 MP ultra-wide-angle (120° FoV, 12 mm)
  • 10 MP telephoto lens (2x optical magnification, 52 mm)
  • 5 MP depth sensor

Why are so many cameras even needed? Well, there have been a few attempts to use varifocal cameras, but these never really fit into a phone that’s under 10mm. And the A9 was thinner than 8mm, with a camera almost flush with the rear panel.

With the technology available at the time, the easiest way to offer multiple focal lengths was to use multiple modules. The LG G5 proved the usefulness of having an ultra-wide lens in 2016, shortly after telephoto lenses started gracing the backs of smartphones.

It wasn’t until 2018 that the first phones to offer both began to appear. The LG V40 ThinQ was announced on October 3 (a few weeks before the A9) and featured a 107° ultra-wide telephoto lens, 78° wide and 45° rear. With two cameras on the front, 90° and 80°, it was the first phone with five cameras on board. The Samsung also had five in total, but in a 4+1 configuration.

You may be eager to find out if depth sensors are actually useful or just to increase the number for marketing purposes. Unfortunately, we have bigger issues to address first – the Galaxy A9 (2018) cameras just weren’t very good.

Below are sample cameras from the main camera and the first thing that still strikes us now is “Why are they so purple?”. The phone would sometimes get the white balance just right, but that was a rarity. And even when it did, the photos were still loud and soft.


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Camera samples, normal camera

The telephoto lens handled colors better, but for some odd reason the output of the 10MP sensor was upscaled to 24MP. You could turn it off, but it was weird that it was even an option.


Camera samples, telephoto - f/2.4, ISO 40, 1/3092s - Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) review
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Camera samples, telephoto

The ultra wide angle camera had different issues, the images it produced were heavily distorted. Image quality wasn’t perfect either. In some ways we liked the exaggerated perspective, but there’s a reason most ultrawides have distortion correction turned on by default.


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Camera samples, ultra wide

Here are some night shots, which aren’t great either. Magnified photos were taken with the main camera, the tele module was probably even worse.


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Low light samples, normal camera

Overall, we expected more, even from a 2018 mid-ranger. Especially one where the main attraction was the cameras, although that wasn’t the only thing the Galaxy A9 (2018) had. for him. More on that later, it’s time to focus on the depth sensor.

Surprisingly, portraits taken by the main camera and depth sensor working together were quite nice as the phone managed to separate the subject from the background quite accurately.


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Portrait samples

And it also worked with non-human subjects, allowing for creative shots. All things considered, the depth sensor was the only module that did its job well, with the other three being disappointed.


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Portrait samples

The selfie camera featured a 24MP sensor, which was the same size as the main camera sensor on the back – 1/2.8″, 0.9µm pixels. Its main issue was the lack of autofocus, which meant you had to be aware of how you were holding the phone. Too far or too close and your mug would be blurry. Dynamic range wasn’t perfect either, but under the right conditions, you could get very good shots.


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Selfie samples

While the cameras were the star, the Galaxy A9 (2018) also stood out for its size – its 6.3-inch screen was one of the biggest you could get at the time, especially if you wanted a high quality Super AMOLED panel. It was bright, had great color accuracy, and supported sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 color spaces. It was one of the best screens you could have outside of the flagship Galaxy S and Note series.


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Dedicated microSD slot
3,800mAh battery with 18W fast charging

6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display • Dedicated microSD slot • 3,800 mAh battery with 18W fast charge

The A9 featured the fairly powerful Snapdragon 660, a 14nm chip with four Kryo 260 Gold cores (Cortex-A73 based) and four Silver cores (A53), plus an Adreno 512. It paired the chipset with 6GB or 8 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage, plus a dedicated microSD slot.

Flashback: Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the world's first phone with four cameras on the back

This made it one of the performance leaders in the mid-range segment. Unfortunately, it was struggling with an old Android 8.0 Oreo. Even so, the Samsung Experience 9.0 software included split-screen multitasking, letting you get the most out of the 6.3-inches and relatively powerful chipset. And, thankfully, the 9.0 Pie update arrived quickly, with a rollout starting a few months after launch.

The phone was powered by a 3,800mAh battery, which earned it a respectable 88-hour endurance rating in our tests. It could have done better had it gotten something more efficient than a 14nm chipset, but battery life was still one of the A9’s strong suits.

Flashback: Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the world's first phone with four cameras on the back

The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) was perhaps too expensive for its own good, launching in India at ₹39,000, the equivalent of €470 at the time. It soon received a price reduction to ₹37,000 but the price could only come down to a certain extent considering the camera modules and the expansive Super AMOLED display on board.

In the end, the A9 was a good idea poorly executed. Maybe Samsung got too ambitious, even the Galaxy S9+ and Note9 couldn’t fit both a telephoto and an ultrawide module, despite having a higher budget. Still, we appreciate the attempt – the ambition is what made the Galaxy A9 (2018) such a memorable phone.

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J&M Tank Lines adds Netradyne cameras to its fleet https://knightbilham.com/jm-tank-lines-adds-netradyne-cameras-to-its-fleet/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:46:49 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/jm-tank-lines-adds-netradyne-cameras-to-its-fleet/ Dry bulk carrier J&M tank lines unfolds Netradyne•i Driver advanced vision-based security camera platform and driver coaching component across its fleet. “Technology like Driver•i is the future of the transportation industry,” said Harold Sumerford, Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines. “It’s an investment you need to make in the safety and well-being of your staff […]]]>

Dry bulk carrier J&M tank lines unfolds Netradyne•i Driver advanced vision-based security camera platform and driver coaching component across its fleet.

“Technology like Driver•i is the future of the transportation industry,” said Harold Sumerford, Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines. “It’s an investment you need to make in the safety and well-being of your staff as well as the general public. Our partnership with Netradyne helps our drivers be safer on the road and keep their skills up to date with the coaching available.”

J&M Tank Lines will use the optional interior-facing cameras to provide the “highest level of protection and safety” for drivers, the company said in a statement. Internal cameras can detect and alert drivers about seat belt use, drowsy driving and distracted driving.

“Interior-facing cameras provide J&M Tank Lines, Inc. the opportunity to fully live our core values ​​through safety and do our part to reduce driver distraction through partnerships with the Lutzie43 Foundation and NTTC’s Zero Distractions,” said Dave Edmondson, vice president. safety and compliance at J&M Tank Lines.

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, J&M Tank Lines specializes in dry bulk transportation, with experience transporting food grade liquid bulk and plastic materials in the Southeast and beyond.

“J&M Tank Lines, Inc. takes great pride in its safety-focused culture,” said Adam Kahn, president of Netradyne. “By leveraging Driver•i’s artificial intelligence technology, J&M Tank Lines, Inc. is able to empower its drivers to make smarter decisions on the road, creating a safer environment for everyone. .”

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Cameras capture 60 wildlife in the eastern trail gap https://knightbilham.com/cameras-capture-60-wildlife-in-the-eastern-trail-gap/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 21:58:23 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/cameras-capture-60-wildlife-in-the-eastern-trail-gap/ The GapTracks project captured this photo of a moose on the 1.6 mile gap on the Eastern Trail between Scarborough and South Portland. Contributed / Noah Perlut, GapTracks Wildlife abounds in the 1.6 mile gap between the Eastern Trail in Scarborough and where the trail resumes in South Portland, and for the past four years […]]]>

The GapTracks project captured this photo of a moose on the 1.6 mile gap on the Eastern Trail between Scarborough and South Portland. Contributed / Noah Perlut, GapTracks

Wildlife abounds in the 1.6 mile gap between the Eastern Trail in Scarborough and where the trail resumes in South Portland, and for the past four years the animals have been filmed.

The GapTracks project, led by University of New England Professor Noah Perlut and students from his Terrestrial Wildlife course, has documented thousands of videos and still images of 60 animal species living, feeding and crossing the gap.

Wildlife includes coyotes, deer, turkeys, bobcats, river otters, short-tailed weasels, gray foxes, and even a moose.

The project is using its data analytics to help the Eastern Trail Alliance, which is working to fill the gap between trails in the Black Point area of ​​Scarborough and the Wainwright Recreation Complex in South Portland.

“It’s a huge benefit for us in terms of understanding how wildlife use this trail and after it’s built, how they will use it, after it’s built and it gives us a better understanding of our impact,” Jon said. Kachmar, executive director of the alliance. .

An image of a coyote captured in September 2021. Contributed/ Noah Perlut, GapTracks

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Distant cameras placed in space capture images and sounds.

“Every time there was movement or sound, a photo was taken and then a video,” said Nicole Corriveau, an environmental science major at UNE. “If there were animal sounds or animals in the image or videos, we would tag that video and put it in our database of the species it was about.”

Perlut students spend two hours a week sifting through videos and photos and collecting data.

However, many of the clips captured by the cameras are about the wind.

“That’s a lot of viewing footage that has nothing on it,” said environmental scientist Cameron Indeck. “But the few clips that you end up finding in there that have a deer and a walking fawn or a fox, it’s very gratifying.”

Madi Harvey, a young environmental studies student, agrees that “hours spent watching videos of the blowing wind are getting a bit daunting”.

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“But it was worth it – seeing beautiful videos of royal red foxes, red-tailed hawks chasing squirrels, big raccoons waddling around,” Harvey said in an email to The Forecaster.

Catching a moose on camera in the fall of 2020 was a bit of a surprise.

“There was a moose that showed up on the football field at Scarborough High School on the morning of a school day,” Perlut said. “He hung around there for a while and went to Willard Beach where he was tranquilized and taken to the forest away from the suburbs.”

A doe and her fawn cross the Sentier de l’Est breach in 2020. Contributed / Noah Perlut, GapTracks

While the moose was on the loose, it appeared on camera.

“I was blown away that we actually had footage of this moose on our cameras,” Perult said. “It’s a great example of how important this place is… places to stay and eat and also to get around.”

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One of Corriveau’s favorite captures was that of a coyote and a mouse.

“He literally could have eaten it at any time,” she said of the coyote. “But it was just kind of a game with it.”

All three students appreciate the opportunity to work on the project and how it differs from their other coursework.

“It’s another way for UNE to show me a real project, which is actually going to have implications for the Eastern Trail,” Indeck said.

Students don’t normally have the opportunity to see more than 60 species of wildlife for themselves, Corriveau said, and she looks forward to future findings from the project after graduating this spring.

“It’s something I’m going to follow even when I leave here,” she said. “I’ll be happy to see what changes happen.”

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How to set the resolution of your Arlo cameras https://knightbilham.com/how-to-set-the-resolution-of-your-arlo-cameras/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 21:33:45 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/how-to-set-the-resolution-of-your-arlo-cameras/ Arlo is one of the most important brands in smart homes, especially when it comes to security devices. And its cameras are among the best in this regard. But while most come with a similar array of awesome features, there is at least one feature that most users might not be aware of. Namely, you […]]]>

Arlo is one of the most important brands in smart homes, especially when it comes to security devices. And its cameras are among the best in this regard. But while most come with a similar array of awesome features, there is at least one feature that most users might not be aware of. Namely, you can actually set the resolution of your Arlo cameras to best suit your network environment or needs.

For example, if your camera is lagging or responding slowly, it may be due to the quality of the network and its location. Simply lowering the resolution can compensate for this. The result is a cleaner, more consistent overall experience.

Similarly, lowering the resolution can help in other situations. But what if you need to increase the resolution again? For example, if you are setting up a mesh network and/or have a better connection rate. This can also be accomplished. And, in fact, the process for doing either is the same. Although it’s not necessarily easy to find if you don’t know where to look to change the resolution of your Arlo cameras.

This walkthrough can help you accomplish that.

Here’s how to set the resolution on supported Arlo cameras

Now, before we get started, it’s worth noting that this guide – like many others posted here – makes a few assumptions. First, you’ve already installed and performed some initial setup for your Arlo cameras. And second, that you have an Arlo account ready to log in.

It should also be noted that the user interface you see may differ significantly from that shown in the guide. There are still UI differences between Apple and Android handsets, for example. And the user interface for tablets is also slightly different. Additionally, there are undoubtedly options you’ll see with your Arlo cameras that don’t exist in our test device. Namely, because we use a budget Arlo Essential indoor security camera.

The process itself, however, should be identical in terms of the options you choose and their approximate location.

To get started, you need to open the Arlo app and then sign in. With Arlo cameras, you can log in with your fingerprint or with your password. As we have in the sample image below.

Then scroll – if necessary – to find the camera(s) whose resolution you want to set. We’ve only installed one Arlo camera, so far, so we haven’t had to scroll through our image below. On the appropriate camera card, select the three-dot or gear-shaped Settings icon at the bottom left of the UI.

Then select the “Device Settings” option that appears at the bottom of the user interface. Specifically, above the bottom bar tab UI as shown below.

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Arlo will load the full suite of options available for the selected camera. Complete with a title or name for the camera and an image from the camera. The options here are quite extensive. Thus, the one we want does not appear on the initial screen. Instead, you’ll need to scroll down to the “Video” subsection.

There, select the “Video Settings” option from the list.

Under Video Settings, you’ll see a preview of your camera footage as well as video-specific options. For example, this is where you can adjust camera brightness and night vision. But the last option on the page says “Video Resolution”. Select this option.

Depending on the camera or cameras you have at your location, Arlo presents a different number of options. For the Arlo Essential indoor security cameras, as we’re using in our example, the maximum resolution available to set is 1080p. We have therefore selected this option.

For slower or weaker connections, a lower resolution may help you get more consistent images. This camera also offers DVD-quality 720p and 480p footage options. Whatever your reason, you can try different options by simply selecting one on the resulting page. Then you can test that using the provided preview images.

So the final step is to select and set an appropriate resolution for your Arlo cameras. The change will be made immediately and automatically saved.

You can now use the chevron-shaped back arrow icon to return to the camera selection page and apply the resolution changes to all other remaining Arlo cameras.

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