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Special Report:
ECEs and Biomedicine

April 2004

 

A Computer Vision project may help special effects artists and others who blend two images into one

Lynn Abbott (monitor) and Ph.D. student Anbumani Subramanian (seated) are using a moving aperture camera lens (left) that yields enhanced depth images. They are developing software to extract layers that correspond to 3-D objects at different distances from the camera.

This method may eventually eliminate the extra equipment for “blue screen” imaging currently used by the film industry, as well as aid in 3-D video broadcasting, video compression, and video conferencing. The lens is from research sponsor Vision III Imaging, Inc.

 
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