27 July 1979 Development Of A High-Speed TV Digitizer
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Proceedings Volume 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957645
Event: 13th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, 1978, Tokyo, Japan
A high-speed TV digitizing system was developed. It consists of a high-resolution vidicon camera, a read-out controller, a video densitometer which is an A/D conversion unit (VDM), a video RAM and its controller, and a shading correction system. Control command bus lines connect the CPU (HP 2113-E), TV camera, read-out controller, shading corrector, and video RAM controller, while digitized data from the VDM are written directly into the video RAM which can be accessed from the CPU through DMA channel. The TV camera used was a Hamamatsu C-1000 vidicon camera which has about 1000 x 1000 resolution elements by 1:4 interlace. Sixteen-point sampling for each scan line was achieved by this configuration in spite of the use of the relatively slow combination of sample and hold circuit and A/D conver-ter, which has 3 µsec access time. Digitizing period for whole frames was about 1.1 sec. for 512 x 512 samplings under 2:1 interlace ratio, with 8 bit accuracy. Further, a combination of an analogue and a digital shading corrector controlled by the CPU enabled a real-time and flexible shading correction.
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H. Shimoda, H. Shimoda, I. Fujitaka, I. Fujitaka, T. Sakata, T. Sakata, K. Fukue, K. Fukue, "Development Of A High-Speed TV Digitizer", Proc. SPIE 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (27 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957645; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957645


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