Year of Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

College

Engineering

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Christopher Jaynes

Abstract

We introduce a technique to automatically correct color inconsistencies in a display composed of one or more digital light projectors (DLP). The method is agnostic to the source of error and can detect and address color problems from a number of sources. Examples include inter- and intra-projector color differences, display surface markings, and environmental lighting differences on the display. In contrast to methods that discover and map all colors into the greatest common color space, we minimize local color discontinuities to create color seamlessness while remaining tolerant to significant color error. The technique makes use of a commodity camera and highdynamic range sensing to measure color gamuts at many different spatial locations. A differentiable energy function is defined that combines both a smoothness and data term. This energy function is globally minimized through the successive application of projective warps defined using gradient descent. After convergence the warps can be applied at runtime to minimize color defects in the display. The framework is demonstrated on displays that suffer from several sources of color error.

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