Fibonacci Exposure Bracketing for High Dynamic Range Imaging

Mohit Gupta, Daisuke Iso, Shree K. Nayar; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 1473-1480

Abstract


Exposure bracketing for high dynamic range (HDR) imaging involves capturing several images of the scene at different exposures. If either the camera or the scene moves during capture, the captured images must be registered. Large exposure differences between bracketed images lead to inaccurate registration, resulting in artifacts such as ghosting (multiple copies of scene objects) and blur. We present two techniques, one for image capture (Fibonacci exposure bracketing) and one for image registration (generalized registration), to prevent such motion-related artifacts. Fibonacci bracketing involves capturing a sequence of images such that each exposure time is the sum of the previous N (N > 1) exposures. Generalized registration involves estimating motion between sums of contiguous sets of frames, instead of between individual frames. Together, the two techniques ensure that motion is always estimated between frames of the same total exposure time. This results in HDR images and videos which have both a large dynamic range and minimal motion-related artifacts. We show, by results for several real-world indoor and outdoor scenes, that the proposed approach significantly outperforms several existing bracketing schemes.

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@InProceedings{Gupta_2013_ICCV,
author = {Gupta, Mohit and Iso, Daisuke and Nayar, Shree K.},
title = {Fibonacci Exposure Bracketing for High Dynamic Range Imaging},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}
}