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Improved motion invariant imaging with time varying shutter functions
Author(s): Steve Webster; Andrew Dorrell
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Paper Abstract

In motion invariant photography, blur is introduced by a structured movement of the camera during capture. The structured movement results in a uniform blur which simplifies deblur through post-processing for objects moving at different speeds in a single motion plane. However motion invariance depends on the camera speed exceeding the object speed (in the image plane) by a significant amount. This can lead to noisy image results and may be a problem for implementation of the method in practice. We propose the introduction of a time varying shutter transmittance to this recently proposed computational imaging method and demonstrate through simulation how this can improve both the degree of motion invariance and the reconstructed image quality, despite a reduction in optical efficiency. Improvements in the order 6dB are demonstrated for the reconstructed, deblurred images in the presence of moderate noise. The work has the potential to bring motion invariant photography closer to use in real camera product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7876, Digital Photography VII, 787604 (24 January 2011);
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Steve Webster, Canon Information Systems Research Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
Andrew Dorrell, Canon Information Systems Research Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7876:
Digital Photography VII
Francisco H. Imai; Feng Xiao, Editor(s)

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