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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    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.


    Logitech executives reiterated that "most companies" outsource manufacturing processes to OEM partners in China and other parts of the world. They wanted to make the point that Logitech is different in this regard as it designs and tests all of its own parts in-house at these labs in Silicon Valley.

    When everything is go to go, the designs are then produced at Logitech's own factories outside of Shanghai for precise monitoring and quality assurance.

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  • Everything looks sooo boring.

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