Commercial off-the-shelf Cameras

Commercial off-the-shelf digital cameras are inexpensive and easy-to-use instruments that can be used for quantitative scientific data acquisition if images are captured in raw format and processed so that they maintain a linear relationship with scene radiance. Here we describe the image-processing steps required for consistent data acquisition with color cameras. In addition, we present a method for scene-specific color calibration that increases the accuracy of color capture when a scene contains colors that are not well represented in the gamut of a standard color-calibration target. We demonstrate applications of the proposed methodology in the fields of biomedical engineering, artwork photography, perception science, marine biology, and underwater imaging.

Code

CONSISTENT IMAGING WITH CONSUMER CAMERAS

These set of scripts accompany the paper:

This code is for the use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) digital cameras for scientific data acquisition and scene-specific color calibration

by Akkaynak et al.

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Publications

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Use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) digital cameras for scientific data acquisition and scene-specific color calibration. Derya Akkaynak. J. Optical Society of America A., 2014.