High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging techniques aim to increase the range of luminance values captured from a scene. The literature counts many approaches to get HDR images out of low-range camera sensors, however most of them rely on multiple acquisitions producing ghosting effects when moving objects are present. In this paper we propose a novel HDR reconstruction method exploiting stereo Polarimetric Filter Array (PFA) cameras to simultaneously capture the scene with different polarized filters, producing intensity attenuations that can be related to the light polarization state. An additional linear polarizer is mounted in front of one of the two cameras, raising the degree of polarization of rays captured by the sensor. This leads to a larger attenuation range between channels regardless the scene lighting condition. By merging the data acquired by the two cameras, we can compute the actual light attenuation observed by a pixel at each channel and derive an equivalent exposure time, producing a HDR picture from a single polarimetric shot. The proposed technique results comparable to classic HDR approaches using multiple exposures, with the advantage of being a one-shot method.

One-Shot HDR Imaging via Stereo PFA Cameras

Fatima T.;Pistellato M.
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Torsello A.;Bergamasco F.
2022

Abstract

High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging techniques aim to increase the range of luminance values captured from a scene. The literature counts many approaches to get HDR images out of low-range camera sensors, however most of them rely on multiple acquisitions producing ghosting effects when moving objects are present. In this paper we propose a novel HDR reconstruction method exploiting stereo Polarimetric Filter Array (PFA) cameras to simultaneously capture the scene with different polarized filters, producing intensity attenuations that can be related to the light polarization state. An additional linear polarizer is mounted in front of one of the two cameras, raising the degree of polarization of rays captured by the sensor. This leads to a larger attenuation range between channels regardless the scene lighting condition. By merging the data acquired by the two cameras, we can compute the actual light attenuation observed by a pixel at each channel and derive an equivalent exposure time, producing a HDR picture from a single polarimetric shot. The proposed technique results comparable to classic HDR approaches using multiple exposures, with the advantage of being a one-shot method.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
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