High Dynamic Range Video for Cultural Heritage Documentation and Experimental Archaeology [article]

Jassim Happa, Alessandro Artusi, Silvester Czanner, Alan Chalmers
2010 VAST: International Symposium on Virtual Reality  
Video recording and photography are frequently used to document Cultural Heritage (CH) objects and sites. High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging is increasingly being used as it allows a wider range of light to be considered that most current technologies are unable to natively acquire and reproduce. HDR video content however has only recently become possible at desirable, high definition resolution and dynamic range. In this paper we explore the potential use of a 20 f-stop HDR video camera for CH
more » ... cumentation and experimental archaeology purposes. We discuss data acquisition of moving caustics, flames, distant light and in participating media. Comparisons of Low Dynamic Range (LDR) and HDR content are made to illustrate the additional data that this new technology is able to capture, and the benefits this is likely to bring to CH documentation and experimental archaeology.
doi:10.2312/vast/vast10/017-024 fatcat:okrnm6lavjfdrii5uvwstwtmea