Vivo, which insists on “self-research + joint research”, has made a difference in images.

Last week, vivo brought the "Image Thanos" mobile phone vivo X100 Ultra, which flexed its muscles and demonstrated the hardware and software capabilities of Blue Factory in imaging. However, the conference duration was limited, vivo X100 Ultra and "Blueprint" More capabilities and details of "Image" cannot be introduced.

Today, vivo held a "New Imaging Blueprint X Series Technical Communication Meeting" and spent 40 minutes disclosing the unique secret recipe of vivo's "Blueprint Imaging" in detail.

"Blueprint" depicts the future of vivo imaging

The word "blueprint" means top-level design and innovative planning. Vivo named its imaging technology after it. In addition to echoing vivo's iconic "blue" color, it also symbolizes vivo's vision for the future of imaging technology.

If we talk about the "blueprint" of Blue Factory Imaging, it is first of all the "self-research + joint research" route that vivo has long adhered to.

In terms of independent innovation, Blueprint Imaging has three major layouts: self-developed sensor technology, self-developed imaging algorithm matrix, and self-developed imaging chips.

In terms of sensors, vivo has in-depth joint research and development with supply chain manufacturers. The 200-megapixel one-inch outsole sensor equipped on the vivo X100 Ultra telephoto is the result of joint research and development by Blue Factory and Zeiss.

Vivo also said that it has achieved 100% self-research on the core algorithm and built a self-research system for portraits, night scenes and videos. The bottom layer is the "original image engine" based on AI large model capabilities, focusing on the three basic points of image quality, color and imaging speed.

As the only mobile phone manufacturer that is still launching self-developed imaging chips, vivo's Blueprint imaging chip has been iterated three times. The "Blueprint imaging chip V3+" installed on vivo X100 Ultra not only provides powerful capabilities for shooting and imaging processing Performance also helps vivo make up for its weaknesses in video shooting.

▲ Blue Factory’s current image patent situation

vivo’s first “camera”, the master of blueprint imaging

Technology will eventually fall into products, and the vivo X100 Ultra mobile phone just released last week is the result of blueprint imaging.

Following last week’s press conference, vivo focused on introducing the two basic image qualities of vivo X100 Ultra, namely “image quality” and “color”.

In an era when mobile phone cameras are not high-definition enough, the pursuit of "high pixels" is the pursuit of high-definition image quality. Vivo's pursuit of "image quality" seems to have returned to the past. The 200-megapixel Zeiss APO telephoto provides vivo X100 Ultra with stunning telephoto capabilities. The one-inch gimbal-level main camera ensures imaging quality in terms of stability.

A very important concept of Blueprint Imaging is the "combination of software and hardware", that is, the hardware developed by Blueprint is matched with the adjustment of Blueprint to release 100% of the hardware strength. On vivo X100 Ultra, Blue Factory has brought VCS mode spectrum technology, which increases the signal-to-noise ratio by 350%; the underlying original image engine brings a systematic image quality solution; and the 4*4 HexBayer large model technology makes " "Thanos" lens resolution increased by 50%.

Today's mobile phone photography no longer simply pursues high-definition picture quality. Color and tone are also important factors in whether a film is produced or not. vivo not only achieves high color accuracy on vivo X100 Ultra, but also brings a variety of color styles.

In the newly launched black and white color style, vivo has further refined grayscale capture through data processing and back-end debugging, with stronger continuity and more delicate black and white color performance. Coupled with "bright", "texture" and "natural" with upgraded color accuracy, vivo X100 Ultra supports four vivo color styles.

The newly launched humanistic street photography mode is not only easier to use, but also closer to reality in terms of optical experience, helping users capture the "decisive moments" in life.

Portrait is a traditional art skill of vivo

At last week's "Thanos" press conference, there was not much space about the portrait capabilities of the vivo The capabilities were elaborated in today’s communication meeting.

The powerful telephoto lens of vivo X100 Ultra can not only see far away, but can also be used to take good portraits. As "the only telephoto lens in the industry that fully serves portraits," the 200 million pixels bring super analytical power to vivo X100 Ultra's portrait shooting and truly restore the details of the picture.

In portrait photography, human eyes and skin texture are very important elements. In order to accurately display the emotions in people's eyes, vivo specially customized the human eye AF pixel focusing function to focus on the human eyes with high precision; and the "micron-level skin rejuvenation and shaping" technology delicately and naturally restores the texture of people's skin.

I wonder how many people still remember the slogan "The backlight is also clear, illuminating your beauty" on vivo X20? Vivo X100 Ultra continues to inherit the spirit of this slogan. For backlight portrait shooting, it has collected a large amount of high-quality materials and reconstructed the algorithm to achieve better and smarter backlight tone effects.

▲ Five typical backlight scenes

At a time when everyone is working on "AI imaging" gameplay, vivo will certainly not lag behind. The newly launched "AIGC Four Seasons Portrait" can generate four seasons scenes by taking a photo, and it also covers the details and environment. All elements will change in light, shadow and atmosphere with the "seasonal changes".

More future-oriented "3D photography" is a special feature exclusively provided by the vivo Android camp. Through multi-camera synchronization, vivo X100 Ultra can shoot 3D stereoscopic images for MR devices.

Vivo X100 Ultra supports more than 400 combinations of portrait modes, which are extremely playable and professional. If users want to quickly produce photos, the Zeiss portrait lens package can also meet the needs.

Video shooting changes from "shortcomings" to "advantages"

Many of today's top Android imaging flagships are focusing on "photography", while another important function of the camera – video shooting, has made very limited progress.

vivo X100 Ultra not only makes up for the shortcomings of video shooting, but also turns shortcomings into strengths and brings out the leading video shooting capabilities of the Android camp.

Video shooting is more difficult than photo shooting: the optical quality is stronger, and the requirements for algorithms and computing power are also extremely high.

At the hardware level, vivo X 100 Ultra has enhanced anti-shake optical performance, the main camera achieves gimbal-level anti-shake, and multiple focal lengths achieve 4K 120fps shooting level.

The vivo X100 Ultea telephoto video not only has the hardware advantage of "high pixels + high resolution", but is also supported by the self-developed video AI super-resolution algorithm, achieving a 30X usable zoom range.

Photography has a tone, while video emphasizes a "cinematic feel". vivo X100 Ultra achieves a "movie-like imaging style" with more prominent portraits and softer backgrounds. It uses the film industry's "human and scene separation" color grading method to support vivo X100 Ultra in the form of algorithms. It also supports imaging style customization capabilities and Professional-level capabilities such as 3D Lut import.

It is vivo's self-developed blueprint imaging chip V3+ that provides powerful video computing power for vivo X100 Ultra. It reduces power consumption by 80%, improves performance by 35%, and enables multi-video algorithm concurrency under 4K.

One week after the vivo X100 Ultra and "Blueprint Imaging" conference, vivo chose to hold another conference to introduce this phone and its own photography technology. This can only show that in terms of imaging, vivo is indeed very "material" and can hardly repeat itself. The content of the mobile phone press conference will last another 40 minutes.

From 2017 to the present, vivo has been planning on imaging for 7 years, adhering to the "self-research + joint research" route, and finally achieved results on the vivo exclusive advantages.

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