A Multi-imager Camera for Variable-Definition Video (XDTV)

  • H. Harlyn Baker
  • Donald Tanguay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4105)


The enabling technologies of increasing PC bus bandwidth, multicore processors, and advanced graphics processors combined with a high-perform-ance multi-image camera system are leading to new ways of considering video. We describe scalable varied-resolution video capture, presenting a novel method of generating multi-resolution dialable-shape panoramas, a line-based calibration method that achieves optimal multi-imager global registration across possibly disjoint views, and a technique for recasting mosaicking homographies for arbitrary planes. Results show synthesis of a 7.5 megapixel (MP) video stream from 22 synchronized uncompressed imagers operating at 30 Hz on a single PC.


Direct Memory Access Bundle Adjustment Multicore Processor Variable Resolution Camera Array 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Harlyn Baker
    • 1
  • Donald Tanguay
    • 1
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LaboratoriesPalo AltoUSA

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