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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    Logitech's audio room is situated on the first floor of the building for a specific reason. Also requiring concrete flooring, this eliminates the possibility of vibrations, which would throw off sound testing, if the lab was on the second floor or higher.

    It's here that Logitech's audio engineering team sets up microphones and runs tests based on quality standards that company reps said that Logitech has "developed through years of experience."

    Being inside the room was almost an eerie experience because as soon as you cross the threshold, the ambient noise is all but gone, making voices sound very muted. Engineers also said that the room has been designed to shield itself from stray radio waves.


    Those might look like funny eye charts, but really they're the starting point for designing camera systems -- specifically the lenses and optical design. Logitech prides itself for building its own optical structures from the ground up.

    If you're wondering, those charts are for measuring sharpness, both from a peripheral view and center views when implemented in webcams.


    Logitech said that the starting point for designing new camera systems is the point at which they collect light. Thus, engineers test and make changes to the lenses within these labs to ensure the best possible balance while accounting for low light and sharpness.

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  • Everything looks sooo boring.

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