Depth Camera Based on Color-Coded Aperture

Vladimir Paramonov, Ivan Panchenko, Victor Bucha, Andrey Drogolyub, Sergey Zagoruyko; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2016, pp. 1-9


In this paper we present a single-lens single-frame passive depth sensor based on conventional imaging system with minor hardware modifications. It is based on color-coded aperture approach and has high light-efficiency which allows capturing images even with handheld devices with small cameras. The sensor measures depth in millimeters in the whole frame, in contrast to prior-art approaches. Contributions of this paper are: (1) introduction of novel light-efficient coded aperture designs and corresponding algorithm modification; (2) depth sensor calibration procedure and disparity to depth conversion method; (3) a number of color-coded aperture based depth sensor implementations including a DSLR based prototype, a smartphone based prototype and a compact camera based prototype; (4) applications including real-time 3D scene reconstruction and depth based image effects.

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author = {Paramonov, Vladimir and Panchenko, Ivan and Bucha, Victor and Drogolyub, Andrey and Zagoruyko, Sergey},
title = {Depth Camera Based on Color-Coded Aperture},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2016}