A Theory of Multi-perspective Defocusing

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A Theory of Multi-perspective Defocusing
We present a novel theory for characterizing defocus blurs in multi-perspective cameras such as catadioptric mirrors. Our approach studies how multi-perspective ray geometry transforms under the thin lens. We first use the General Linear Cameras (GLCs) [21] to approximate the incident multi-perspective rays to the lens and then apply a Thin Lens Operator (TLO) to map an incident GLC to the exit GLC. To study defocus blurs caused by the GLC rays, we further introduce a new Ray Spread Function (RSF) model analogous the Point Spread Function (PSF). While PSF models defocus blurs caused by a 3D scene point, RSF models blurs spread by rays. We derive closed form RSFs for incident GLC rays, and we show that for catadioptric cameras with a circular aperture, the RSF can be effectively approximated as a single or mixtures of elliptic-shaped kernels. We apply our method for predicting defocus blurs on commonly used catadioptric cameras and for reducing defocus blurs in catadioptric projection...
Yuanyuan Ding, Jingyi Yu
Added 31 Mar 2011
Updated 29 Apr 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CVPR
Authors Yuanyuan Ding, Jingyi Yu
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