It seems not a day goes by when we do not hear about a new capability in Windows 10 Mobile.
The latest, uncovered by NokiaPowerUser, by digging through Windows 10 Driver documentation, is support for Digital Video Stabilization.
This feature is particularly useful given that only a few higher end Windows Phones feature optical image stabilization.
The documentation notes:
This is a mandatory capability. When specified, the digital video stabilization is enabled in driver\MFT0 and the default overscan padding setting is up to the driver. This flag is mutually exclusive with the AUTO and OFF flags.
Interestingly Windows 10 will feature the capability to activate stabilization based on “scene analysis.”
This capability is optional. When specified alone, the driver that supports such capability will determine whether photo HDR, Flash no Flash, or ultra low light fusion should be performed based on the scene analysis. This flag is mutually exclusive with the OFF flag and can be used with the other flags.
When activated it will automatically enable advanced features as below:
This capability is optional. When specified, the driver that supports such capability will determine whether video stabilization should be performed and how much stabilization to be applied based on the scene analysis and the capture scenario. This flag is mutually exclusive with the ON and OFF flag
Windows 10 Mobile will also allow OEMs to specify whether video will be optimised to image capture (e.g. Nokia’s 4K burst mode pictures on the Lumia 930) or for video.
This is a mandatory capability. When specified, the driver should clear up the hints previously set on the driver and apply the driver’s default power, quality, latency tradeoff.
This is a mandatory capability. When specified, the primary use case is photo capture and the driver shall prioritize the photo capture over the video recording. This flag can be specified when the preview pin is in the stopped state to select a sensor mode in favor of photo quality, or in the running state for photo capture during video recording only. When specified for photo capture during video recording, glitch in video stream is acceptable in favor of better photo quality. This flag is mutually exclusive with the VIDEO flag and can be used with any one or two of the QUALITY, LATENCY, and POWER flags.
This capability is optional. When specified, the driver shall optimize the image quality for the photo capture and the video quality for the video recording. This flag can be specified before the photo capture (including regular photo, VPS, and PS without history frames) and/or video recording starts, or when the pin is in the stopped state. This flag can be used with the PHOTO flag, or with LATENCY or POWER flags along with the VIDEO flag.
From the information is is clear that advanced imaging features will not be left behind when the new OS hits the market.