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Issue No.01 - January/February (2011 vol.31)
pp: 49-61
Moshe Ben-Ezra , Microsoft Research Asia
ABSTRACT
Emerging applications in virtual museums, cultural-heritage projects, and digital art preservation require high-quality, high-resolution imaging of objects with fine structure, shape, and texture. Large-format digital photography can provide such imaging. However, such photography presents unique challenges, particularly sensor-lens mismatch and extended depth of field. A new digital tile-scan large-format camera can acquire high-quality, high-resolution images of static scenes. It employs unique calibration techniques and a novel but simple algorithm for focal-stack processing of very large images with significant magnification variations. The camera automatically collects a set of overlapping focal stacks and processes them into a single high-resolution and extended-depth-of-field image.
INDEX TERMS
sensors, high-resolution camera, gigapixel imaging, cultural heritage, focal stack, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
CITATION
Moshe Ben-Ezra, "A Digital Gigapixel Large-Format Tile-Scan Camera", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.31, no. 1, pp. 49-61, January/February 2011, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.1
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