WiZARM provides a bleeding marvelous HDMI-input design that feeds the Camera input of the Exynos5 SoC. Never before handling of digital video stream has been that easy! Retrieve your incoming video stream from any of the camera software available for android phone or tablet.
Here is a quick video to show you the magical HDMI input that we developed for the Wizarm.
We apologize for the flicker on screen, that is a consequence of filming a tv/monitor without the right sync angle.
More videos will follow shortly covering responsiveness, picture quality and more.
The above video presents the following Wizarm aspects:
- Taking a screenshot from a HDMI input at 1080p60
- Recording a movie clip from a HDMI input at 1080p60
- Launching XBMC on the Wizarm (check out how fast XBMC starts!)
+ a few others.
Right before we started the Wizarm project, Samsung recommended their (at the time) flagship SoC namely: Exynos5250 that is also available on the early Nexus10 with the promise that it could handle 1080p60 flawless-fully. The problem is that their DSP (Digital Signal Processor) is a blackbox and undocumented, they promised to supply some code in order to complete our task. Instead of keeping their promise to let our guys look into the code, they only supplied some binaries that can work nicely up to 1080p50 for overlay, pass-through and capture, but would drop some frames at 1080p60.
For this reason we decided to evaluate our project on the currently most powerful SoC out there: Tegra K1 (aka Tegra5)
The Tegra K1 is also capable of interfacing in USB3, SATA3, DDR3, Gigabyte Ethernet, Dual Wifi and all the goodies we had from Exynos5250
But especially it have that Kepler GPU featuring 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores, CPU-wise it provides Quad Core at 2.3 Ghz and support up to 4K (Ultra HD, 4096×2160)
This also open the path for a Wizarm 4K, needless to say, the team is currently busy ;)