Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 13)
Niranjan Damera-Venkata , IEEE
Nelson Chang , IEEE
Jeffrey Dicarlo , IEEE
We present a general framework for the modeling and optimization of scalable multi-projector displays. Based on this framework, we derive algorithms that can robustly optimize the visual quality of an arbitrary combination of projectors without manual adjustment. When the projectors are tiled, we show that our framework automatically produces blending maps that outperform state-of-the-art projector blending methods. When all the projectors are superimposed, the framework can produce high-resolution images beyond the Nyquist resolution limits of component projectors. When a combination of tiled and superimposed projectors are deployed, the same framework harnesses the best features of both tiled and superimposed multi-projector projection paradigms. The framework creates for the first time a new unified paradigm that is agnostic to a particular configuration of projectors yet robustly optimizes for the brightness, contrast, and resolution of that configuration. In addition, we demonstrate that our algorithms support high resolution video at real-time interactive frame rates achieved on commodity graphics platforms. This work allows for inexpensive, compelling, flexible, and robust large scale visualization systems to be built and deployed very efficiently.
Multi-projector displays, tiled displays, large format displays, blending, stitching, automatic geometric alignment, photometric correction, super-resolution, superimposed projection.
N. Damera-Venkata, N. Chang and J. Dicarlo, "A Unified Paradigm For Scalable Multi-Projector Displays," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. , pp. 1360-1367, 2007.