Make a High MP camera with multiple sensors but just one lens.
Here's a picture of a sensor. Others are different, but generally you have an array of photodiodes (pixels) with sensor output leads, coming out below and to the side of the chip itself. Because of this encumbrance, you can't get them adjacent to each other to make a seamless array.
So, would it be a worthwhile idea to make sensors so they can be placed right next to each other with no gap? Like make the wires come out the back of the sensor more instead of the side. So you could do this:
Then you could take 4 4K sensors and make a 48 MP camera with one lens instead of the 4 you need with normal multi-view cameras. Send 4 independent streams to the VMS and do a simple, borderless quad, (writing a simple driver if necessary). Or send 4 streams to 4 monitors and put the monitors in a bezel-less display wall quad.
And unlike any typical multi-imager/lens quad that might suffer from pin cushion lens distortion in the corners, the sensor array with shared lens would be seamless, naturally.
So maybe it would be a good idea if they did make sensors that can just be arranged domino style to make a larger area sensor of varying dimensions. But I doubt it actually is, since they don't seem to make them, but I'm not sure why.
- It can't be technically done, not at a reasonable cost at least because ?
- Even if you could make sensors like that for the same cost, the "innovation", (1 lens, 4 sensors) does not provide any value because ?
- They actually do make sensors like that them but ?
What do you think, shoot the idea, or steal it?