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In this paper, we introduce a bilateral consistency metric on the surface camera (SCam) [26] for light field stereo matching to handle significant occlusions. The concept of SCam is used to model angular radiance distribution with respect to a 3D point. Our bilateral consistency metric is used to indicate the probability of occlusions by analyzing the(More)
We describe a technique to recover depth from a light field (LF) using two proposed features of the LF focal stack. One feature is the property that non-occluding pixels exhibit symmetry along the focal depth dimension centered at the in-focus slice. The other is a data consistency measure based on analysis-by-synthesis, i.e., the difference between the(More)
Light fields (LFs) have been shown to enable photorealistic visualization of complex scenes. In practice, however, an LF tends to have a relatively small angular range or spatial resolution, which limits the scope of virtual navigation. In this paper, we show how seamless virtual navigation can be enhanced by stitching multiple LFs. Our technique consists(More)
We propose a novel approach that jointly removes reflection or translucent layer from a scene and estimates scene depth. The input data are captured via light field imaging. The problem is couched as minimizing the rank of the transmitted scene layer via Robust Principle Component Analysis (RPCA). We also impose regularization based on piecewise smoothness,(More)
There has been emerging interest on recovering traditionally challenging intrinsic scene properties. In this paper, we present a novel computational imaging solution for recovering the ambient occlusion (AO) map of an object. AO measures how much light from all different directions can reach a surface point without being blocked by self-occlusions. Previous(More)
We present a method to capture sharp barcode images, using a microlens-based light field camera. Relative to standard barcode readers, which typically use fixed-focus cameras in order to reduce mechanical complexity and shutter lag, employing a light field camera significantly increases the scanner’s depth of field. However, the increased computational(More)
Light fields (LFs) are image-based representation that records the radiance along all rays along every direction through every point in space. Traditionally LFs are acquired by using a 2D grid of evenly spaced pinhole cameras or by translating a pinhole camera along the 2D grid using a robot arm. In this paper, we present a novel LF sampling scheme by(More)
In this paper, we propose a combined approach, namely, PCA plus LDA on Wavelet Co-occurrence Histogram Features (WCHF) for texture classification. The texture features are extracted using the Wavelet Co-occurrence Histogram (WCH) from wavelet decomposed images, which capture the information about relationships between each high frequency subband and that in(More)