Stereo one-shot six-band camera system for accurate color reproduction

Masaru Tsuchida, Shuji Sakai, Mamoru Miura, Koichi Ito, Takahito Kawanishi, Kashino Kunio, Junji Yamato, Takafumi Aoki

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For accurate color reproduction of motion pictures or still pictures of moving objects, we developed a different one-shot sixband image-capturing and visualization system that combines multiband and stereo imaging techniques. The proposed system consists of two consumer-model digital cameras and an interference filter whose spectral transmittance is comb-shaped. Subpixel correspondence search between the stereo image pairs is conducted and image transformation whose parameters are estimated from the correspondence is used to correct the geometric relationship between the images. The Wiener estimation method is used for color reproduction. For experiments, we have constructed two six-band camera systems to evaluate the quality of resultant images. One is for capturing high-resolution images using digital single-lens reflex cameras. The other is for capturing motion pictures using digital video cameras, for which all image processing steps after image capture are implemented on graphics processing units and the frame rate of the system is 30 fps when image size is XGA. For both systems, the average color difference between the measurement data and estimation results for 24 color patches of the Macbeth ColorChecker™ is dEa*b* = 1.21 at maximum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033025
JournalJournal of Electronic Imaging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul


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