High Dynamic Range Video for Photometric Measurement of Illumination

Sensors, Cameras, and Systems for Scientific/Industrial Applications VIII (SPIE) 2007, Volume 6501 - 2007
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We describe the design and implementation of a high dynamic range (HDR) imaging system capable of capturing RGB color images with a dynamic range of 10,000,000 : 1 at 25 frames per second. We use a highly programmable camera unit with high throughput A/D conversion, data processing and data output. HDR acquisition is performed by multiple exposures in a continuous rolling shutter progression over the sensor. All the different exposures for one particular row of pixels are acquired head to tail within the frame time, which means that the time disparity between exposures is minimal, the entire frame time can be used for light integration and the longest exposure is almost the entire frame time. The system is highly configurable, and trade-offs are possible between dynamic range, precision, number of exposures, image resolution and frame rate.

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@InProceedings\{UG07a,
  author       = "Unger, Jonas and Gustavson, Stefan",
  title        = "High Dynamic Range Video for Photometric Measurement of Illumination",
  booktitle    = "Sensors, Cameras, and Systems for Scientific/Industrial Applications VIII (SPIE) 2007",
  volume       = "6501",
  year         = "2007",
  editor       = "Blouke, Morley M",
  key          = "high dynamic range imaging, HDR, multiple exposures, video, rolling shutter, HDR Video"
}

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