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High-resolution image digitizing through 12x3-bit RGB-filtered CCD camera
Author(s): Andrew Y. S. Cheng; Michael C. Y. Pau
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Paper Abstract

A high resolution computer-controlled CCD image capturing system is developed by using a 12 bits 1024 by 1024 pixels CCD camera and motorized RGB filters to grasp an image with color depth up to 36 bits. The filters distinguish the major components of color and collect them separately while the CCD camera maintains the spatial resolution and detector filling factor. The color separation can be done optically rather than electronically. The operation is simply by placing the capturing objects like color photos, slides and even x-ray transparencies under the camera system, the necessary parameters such as integration time, mixing level and light intensity are automatically adjusted by an on-line expert system. This greatly reduces the restrictions of the capturing species. This unique approach can save considerable time for adjusting the quality of image, give much more flexibility of manipulating captured object even if it is a 3D object with minimal setup fixers. In addition, cross sectional dimension of a 3D capturing object can be analyzed by adapting a fiber optic ring light source. It is particularly useful in non-contact metrology of a 3D structure. The digitized information can be stored in an easily transferable format. Users can also perform a special LUT mapping automatically or manually. Applications of the system include medical images archiving, printing quality control, 3D machine vision, and etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2898, Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Systems, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253388
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Y. S. Cheng, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Michael C. Y. Pau, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2898:
Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Systems
Chung-Sheng Li; Robert L. Stevenson; LiWei Zhou, Editor(s)

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