CS 448A - Topics in Computer Graphics

Computational photography

A cutaway view showing some of the optical and electronic components in a Canon 5D - one of the most capable prosumer digital cameras (image from Canon USA). Stanford's multi-camera array. In the arrangement shown above, 100 VGA cameras are combined to create a 30 megapixel virtual video camera. By inserting a microlens array into a conventional handheld camera, one can create a plenoptic camera, which can record a light field in a single snapshot. The photographs produced by a plenoptic camera can be refocused after they are captured, and the viewpoint can be moved. Click above for an example of digital refocusing. Dual photography lets us read a hidden playing card from its reflection in the page of a book. The card's face is shown at lower-right.

Winter Quarter, 2006, Tue/Thu 2:45 - 4:00
392 Gates Hall (graphics lab conference room)
Marc Levoy and Hendrik Lensch
Office hours
Marc: Tue/Thu, 11:00 - 12:15 (Gates 366)
Hendrik: Mon/Wed 1:00 - 2:00 (Gates 364)

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