Multiple sensor camera for enhanced video capturing

Hajime Nagahara, Yoshinori Kanki, Yoshio Iwai, Masahiko Yachida

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Abstract

A resolution of camera has been drastically improved under a current request for high-quality digital images. For example, digital still camera has several mega pixels. Although a video camera has the higher frame-rate, the resolution of a video camera is lower than that of still camera. Thus, the high-resolution is incompatible with the high frame rate of ordinary cameras in market. It is difficult to solve this problem by a single sensor, since it comes from physical limitation of the pixel transfer rate. In this paper, we propose a multi-sensor camera for capturing a resolution and frame-rate enhanced video. Common multi-CCDs camera, such as 3CCD color camera, has same CCD for capturing different spectral information. Our approach is to use different spatio-temporal resolution sensors in a single camera cabinet for capturing higher resolution and frame-rate information separately. We build a prototype camera which can capture high-resolution (2588×1958 pixels, 3.75 fps) and high frame-rate (500×500, 90 fps) videos. We also proposed the calibration method for the camera. As one of the application of the camera, we demonstrate an enhanced video (2128×1952 pixels, 90 fps) generated from the captured videos for showing the utility of the camera.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-1571+9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Volume130
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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