Computer Science Guest Speaker Series: In-Camera Color Processing for Digital Cameras

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Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm EST
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Rachael Wang
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Guest Speaker Series Presented By:

Dr. Michael S. Brown
"In-Camera Color Processing for Digital Cameras"

Friday, February 12, 2021
12:00 pm

We often think of our cameras as devices that convert the incoming light rays directly to photographs. However, there are many steps involved in producing the final photograph we share with family and friends.

In many cases, the type of processing applied gives a camera its unique photographic quality. In this talk, I'll provide an overview of the processing steps applied on board a digital camera to convert the sensor image to the final photograph. The in-camera processing includes steps such as denoising, demosiacing, white-balance, selective color rendering, tone-mapping, and color space conversion. I'll also talk about new multi-frame approaches to imaging used on smartphone cameras.

Dr. Michael S. Brown is a professor and Canada Research Chair at York University. Before moving to Canada, he worked 14 years in Asia at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the National University of Singapore. Dr. Brown is currently an associate editor of the International Journal on Computer Vision and is the general chair for the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in 2021. His research targets computational photography, image processing, and computer vision.

To register for this virtual event, please email and a Zoom link will be shared.

Everyone is welcome.