Dr. Wolfgang Heidrich University of British Columbia
The power of human vision to process wide ranges of intensities far exceeds the abilities of current imaging technology. Both cameras and displays are currently limited to a contrast, or dynamic range, of between 300:1 to 1,000:1, while humans can process a simultaneous dynamic range of 50,000:1 or more. As a result, there has been a push to develop high-dynamic range (HDR) display and camera hardware and the supporting algorithms. In the past year, the team has worked closely with industrial sponsor Dolby Canada on a range of topics in HDR imaging and display.