Fred is genuinely interested in Phase One products and their new features.
Once again Fred is bashing MFDB with references to Nikon technologies (ie.. face recognition) which he knows full well are not part of Phase's offering.
#C Nick is being a dick...
I would not exclude Phase being able to implement additional functionality either in the back or on the iPad.
After all the processors in the IQ2 backs are field updatable.
Also the face recognition could be done quite nicely actually with the iPAd and the digital back working in tandem.
1 Back sends low res full frame image to iPad.
2 iPad looks at the low res image and finds the face and requests the tile from the back
3 the back sends a cropped tile of the face in screen res.
It would even be smart to do this in the background while the viewer is looking at the
full length so it's cached in the background if the user wants to check.
There is already face recognition code out there for iOS and Android.
iPhoto on the iPad can go beyond that and even recognize who the person is. Finding a face in a photo
would be easy to do.
Regarding Nikon vs the Phase review option.. there is one aspect of the Phase option that I like a lot. it's the fact
that it's a low res method with the high res staying on the camera and not getting hijacked by a member of the crew or
some assistant or guest of the clients. They get to see a low res or only crops at higher res.
A nice addition to the Phase One method would be to have the possibility of the host iPad to send desired images to other iPads
used by the rest of the crew. Very handy for makeup, hair and wardrobe to both keep an eye on things as well as see how the spread is comming out.
There is a lot of potential with this WiFi thing.
Kudos to Phase on this one.