Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

The Anti Camera

PostedAugust 15, 2010

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Randy Atkins: Engineers are exploring several potential anti-digital camera techniques.  Some shield films from bootleggers.

Edward Delp: You can actually insert certain patterns in the movie that you can’t see, but the camera would have a hard time recording.

Randy Atkins: Edward Delp, of Purdue University, says other technologies use light rays to both find and disable cameras without damaging them.

Edward Delp: They interfere with the way the camera makes the image…so it distorts or doesn’t record the picture.

Randy Atkins: Delp says such camera jamming isn’t quite ready for primetime, but...

Edward Delp: It’s coming, there’s no doubt about it.

Randy Atkins: So paparazzi beware.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.