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Measurement technique for the characterization of electronic still picture cameras
Author(s): Michael Schulz
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Paper Abstract

Electronic still picture camera systems, mostly using CCD sensors, are ever more widely used both in the photographic world and in professional measuring technique. It is therefore necessary to develop adequate measuring facilities for the characterization and quality control of high-end measuring or imaging systems. In this presentation, a versatile measuring set-up for electronic still picture cameras is described. Several standards are being developed for the characterization of electronic still picture cameras that, among other things, define the methods for measuring the spatial frequency response (SFR) using a test chart and the modulation transfer function (MTF). Exemplary results are shown for the measurement of SFR and MTF of black-and- white and color CCD still cameras and the two properties are compared to one another.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2950, Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras, (19 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262526
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Michael Schulz, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2950:
Advanced Focal Plane Arrays and Electronic Cameras
Thierry M. Bernard, Editor(s)

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