Amplitude Modulated Video Camera - Light Separation in Dynamic Scenes

Amir Kolaman, Maxim Lvov, Rami Hagege, Hugo Guterman

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Abstract

Controlled light conditions improve considerably the performance of most computer vision algorithms. Dynamic light conditions create varying spatial changes in color and intensity across the scene. These condition, caused by a moving shadow for example, force developers to create algorithms which are robust to such variations. We suggest a computational camera which produces images that are not influenced by environmental variations in light conditions. The key insight is that many years ago, similar difficulties were already solved in radio communication, As a result each channel is immune to interference from other radio channels. Amplitude Modulated (AM) video camera separates the influence of a modulated light from other unknown light sources in the scene, Causing the AM video camera frame to appear the same - independent of the light conditions in which it was taken. We built a prototype of the AM video camera by using off the shelf hardware and tested it. AM video camera was used to demonstrate color constancy, shadow removal and contrast enhancement in real time. We show theoretically and empirically that: 1. the proposed system can produce images with similar noise levels as a standard camera. 2. The images created by such camera are almost completely immune to temporal, spatial and spectral changes in the background light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3698-3706
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781467388504
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Dec 2016
Event29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Volume2016-December
ISSN (Print)1063-6919

Conference

Conference29th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period26/06/161/07/16

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