© 2007

High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) Vision

  • Bernd Hoefflinger

Part of the ADVANCED MICROELECTRONICS book series (MICROELECTR., volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Verena Schneider
    Pages 13-56
  3. Pages 57-63
  4. Markus Strobel, Volker Gengenbach
    Pages 73-97
  5. Hans-Joerg Schoenherr
    Pages 99-105
  6. Bela Michael Rohrbacher, Michael Raasch, Roman Louban
    Pages 107-121
  7. Peter M. Knoll
    Pages 123-136
  8. Christine Harendt, Klaus-Martin Irion
    Pages 137-139
  9. Heinz-Gerd Graf, Alexander Dollberg, Jan-Dirk Schulze Spüntrup, Karsten Warkentin
    Pages 141-146
  10. Grzegorz Krawczyk, Karol Myszkowski, Daniel Brosch
    Pages 147-178
  11. Rafal Mantiuk
    Pages 179-192
  12. Michael Goesele, Karol Myszkowski
    Pages 193-210
  13. Helge Seetzen
    Pages 211-223
  14. Pages 225-231
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 233-241

About this book


Creating high-fidelity images of our world has been a continuous challenge, even as our understanding and skills have evolved. The acquisition and mapping of the rich and complex content of visual information rank high among the most demanding technical tasks. Now electronic image sensors can record a dynamic range from bright to dark of more than seven orders of magnitude, thus exceeding the ability of a human eye by more than a hundred times and displaying five orders of magnitude in brightness, resulting in CRT and LCD displays with more than 100-fold improvement. This first comprehensive account of high-dynamic-range (HDR) vision focusses on HDR real-time, high-speed digital video recording and also systematically presents HDR video transmission and display. The power of the eye-like, logarithmic optoelectronic conversion concept is demonstrated in machine-vision, medical, automotive, surveillance and cinematic applications, and it is extended to HDR sub-retinal implants for the vision impaired. While the book conveys the overall picture of HDR vision, specific knowledge of microelectronics and image processing is not required. It provides a quantitative summary of the major issues to allow the assessment of the state of the art and a glimpse at future developments. Selected experts share their know-how and expectations in this rapidly evolving art related to the single most powerful of our senses.


Sensor Transmission color management computer computer graphics display electronics image processing imaging information machine machine vision management sensors video compression

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Hoefflinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Microelectronics StuttgartSindelfingenGermany

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