Inside Logitech's video labs for optical design, 3D prototyping

Inside Logitech's video labs for optical design, 3D prototyping

Summary: Let's take a stroll through Logitech's new video labs for optical and audio testing in Silicon Valley.


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    In response to customer feedback from different parts of the world, Logitech engineers also started testing for how skin tones appear on camera amid various lighting settings.


    Naturally, a machine can't catch everything, so Logitech engineers go through a lot of things subjectively with multiple settings such as various color backgrounds, lighting, and even distance from the camera.

    As many of the products on display during the tour are directed at businesses, Logitech engineers and executives cited hotel rooms as a frequent consideration during testing. This is for a few reasons, namely that a lot of business travelers often conduct videoconferencing calls from hotels, which are notorious for dim lighting.

    Thus, this has been a particular area of focus for engineers trying to make video quality much more natural and high-definition at the same time.


    When people talk about 3D these days, 3D printing of prototypes hasn't gotten as much attention as movies and such.  But the potential cost savings here for businesses could be huge.

    Logitech posited that 3D prototyping is the "first step" in coming up with good concepts and understanding how those concepts fit the user experience -- something that could prove difficult (if not impossible) on paper alone.

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  • Everything looks sooo boring.

    Engineers must be taking drugs to stay alive in that completely uninspiring place.