“Pinnacle’s work in HDR and motion-artifact compensating algorithms is becoming well known and their HDR ISP development is state of the art. Their new Denali-MC HDR ISP surpasses any other ISP I am aware of regarding its flexibility to be customizable and extensible to support many different sensors, logic and modes of HDR and over-all video quality.”Bill Pu
CEO Leopard Imaging
The Denail-MC HDR ISP development and eval kit is available to pre-qualified camera developers who are considering implementation. The process is easy. Simply fill out the form in entirety below, and a Pinnacle Imaging Systems support team member will contact you within 48 hours or sooner.

The Denali-MC HDR ISP platform is based on a Xilinx Zynq 7045 FPGA with SoC and a Sony Starvis IMX290LQR CMOS image sensor. The platform can be implemented as a stand-alone HDR ISP or Pinnacle’s merge/recombination and locally adaptive tone mapping blocks can be utilized within another primary ISP, providing the HDR capability.

The Denali-MC HDR ISP platform comes with a user guide and specifications and is backed by the Pinnacle technical support team in the unlikely event that you have any issues or questions.

For international developers, there may be a refundable deposit required.

Key features of the Denail-MC HDR ISP include:

  • Real time 1080p HDR video capture & tone mapping (120fps 4 or 2-frame merge, 30 or 60 fps HDMI output)
  • Proprietary Locally Adaptive Tone Mapping algorithms based on human vision retain local contrast and details in highlights and shadows without producing halos or color shifts
  • Can be customized to support up to 29 different CMOS sensors, 12 different HDR modes and ported to the most widely used logic platforms
  • Can be easily integrated in other existing 3rd party ISPs providing best of class HDR capture and locally adaptive tone mapping
  • 16-bit data path producing 100 dB or 16-EV steps of dynamic range
  • Auto Boot & Run or Full user control modes
  • HDR specific features
    • 2 or 4 frame multiple exposure merge
    • Automatic de-ghosting & motion compensation
    • Automatic halo removal
    • Transition noise suppression
    • Auto EV bracketing
    • Auto & manual brightness adaptation (gamma)
      React™ concurrent still frame and video capture feature, non-destructively extracts 4 source LDR Bayer images, Merged Bayer HDR, Tone Mapped Bayer or HDMI RGB still frames without interrupting video
    • Ability to capture separate HDR and Tone Mapped output video streams concurrently
  • Standard ISP Features
    • Auto/Manual exposure
    • Auto/Manual white balance
    • Auto Gain
    • Veiling glare correction
    • Noise reduction
    • Local contrast adjustment
    • Bad pixel correction
    • Automatic and manual Region of Interest (ROI) selection
    • Noise reduction
    • De-Mosaicing
    • 50/60 Hz ambient artificial lighting sync
    • 180° rotation

The Denali-MC HDR ISP can be used for surveillance, intelligent traffic systems, automotive ADAS or machine vision applications.

As a surveillance, intelligent traffic systems and machine vision HDR ISP, Pinnacle provides the React! feature within the ISP, which provides a concurrent, full resolution, video stream as well as HDR still images that are selectable for interval and resolution. The parameters can be pre-selected and then automated into the system or React! can be activated by a triggering event.

As an automotive ADAS HDR ISP, Denali-MC can split the video data into two streams: one sends HDR video data to the ADAS analytics processing engine for analytics, while the other stream is sent to the proprietary locally adaptive tone mapping block, outputting to the center console 8-bit display, preserving 100% of the original color data.


Developer Kit Program Signup

The Denail-MC HDR ISP development and eval kit is available to pre-qualified camera developers who are considering implementation. The process is easy. Simply fill out the form in entirety below, and a Pinnacle Imaging Systems support team member will contact you within 48 hours or sooner.