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16 September 1994 Dynamic range compression of video-phone images by simulating additional diffuse scene illumination in their video signals
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Proceedings Volume 2308, Visual Communications and Image Processing '94; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185968
Event: Visual Communications and Image Processing '94, 1994, Chicago, IL, United States
Abstract
The mismatch between dynamic ranges of intensities in non-uniformly illuminated videophone scenes and of intensities reproducible at display devices is addressed. Displayed portrait images with no details visible in some facial regions result from this mismatch and lead in turn to a reduced impression of telepresence. A novel image processing approach for dynamic range compression of video phone portrait images is presented in this paper. Unlike conventional methods, it provides compressed images with a most natural appearance. The basic idea is to simulate a more uniform scene illumination in the video signals of videophone portrait images. This requires a determination of the scene's reflectance function. An extension of the classical lightness approach of Land and McCann to curved surfaces is proposed for this task.
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Werner Blohm "Dynamic range compression of video-phone images by simulating additional diffuse scene illumination in their video signals", Proc. SPIE 2308, Visual Communications and Image Processing '94, (16 September 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185968
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