We have been talking about the new HD-CVI versus IP Cameras and future max limits. One thing that we do not take into consideration (In my opinion) is that IP cameras do not need to be pixel based. Everybody assumes IP cameras mean pixel based. However, if you think about it, IP is just a communications protocol in the internet protocol suite. (Basically how it travels). I work daily in Adobe Photoshop (Pixel Based) and Adobe Illustrator (Vector Based). Both have their advantages. However, as days pass by, I find myself using Illustrator more than Photoshop (Not the case in the past). Why? Because my work in Illustrator is based on mathematical expressions to represent images. This means if I am working on a logo, my quality does not degrade when I zoom in, unlike a pixel based image. The size of a vector image will always remain the same (infinitely scalable).
After thinking about this, I decided to google this to see if others have thought about this. I found 1 university that is researching this (University of Bath) and applying it. Link - Example video from link (Keep in mind you're viewing from Pixel Based Monitor)
Link to article -
Researchers launching a new vector-based video codec are claiming their work will lead to the death of the pixel within the next five years.
Professor Phil Willis, from the University’s Department of Computer Science, said: “This is a significant breakthrough which will revolutionise the way visual media is produced.
“However, to accelerate this project we’ll need companies from around the world to get involved. At the moment we’re focusing on applications in post-production and we’re working directly with leading companies in this area, however there are clear applications in web, tablets and mobile which we haven’t explored in detail yet.
“Involvement from a greater variety of companies with different interests will extend the project in a variety of ways and increase the potential applications of this game-changing research.”
Can vector cameras become legit... Even if it is just a raw "vectory type" image... could it still pull in details from far away, like license plates (Remember Vector can be resized) or even the shape of a vehicle that can barely be seen on a pixel camera because it is blurry?
Can it be used for analytical purposes if it is not already used? (I'm assuming analytics currently uses pixels based images and using paths.)
Currently it only looks like vector can only be used after a picture is rasterized (Pixel). Can they make an image sensor that creates vectors instead of pixels?
Any Engineers that can expand, discredit, or fix my description or Bath University's research?