EI2019 Short Course Description

NEW SC18: Production Line Camera Color Calibration
Monday 14 January • 8:30 am – 12:45 pm
Course Length: 4 hours
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructors: Dietmar Wueller, Image Engineering, and Eric Walowit, Consultant
Fee*: Member: $290 / Non-member: $315 / Student: $95 
*after December 18, 2018, members / non-members prices increase by $50, student price increases by $20 

This short course covers the process of establishing baseline colorimetric camera characterization transforms along with subsequent individual unit production-line calibration to increase quality and yield while lowering cost. The need for camera characterization and calibration and the impact on general image quality is first reviewed. Known issues in traditional approaches are discussed. Methodology for building camera colorimetric transforms and profiles are detailed step-by-step. State-of-the-art solutions using current technology are presented including monochromators, multispectral LED light sources, in situ measurements of spectral radiances of natural objects, and modern color transform methods including multidimensional color look up tables. Practical considerations and methods for high-speed production-line camera module calibration are detailed. This short course provides the basis needed to implement advanced color correction in cameras and software as well as updating the relevant parameters in a production-line environment.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the need for camera colorimetric characterization and the impact of color calibration on image quality and manufacturing yield.
  • Perform target-based and spectral-based camera characterization.
  • Solve for colorimetric camera transforms and build profiles using linear and nonlinear techniques.
  • Evaluate current colorimetric camera characterization hardware and software technology and products.
  • Implement production-line per-module camera color calibration solutions.
Intended Audience
Engineers, project leaders, and managers involved in camera image processing pipeline development, image quality engineering, and production-line quality assurance.

Dietmar Wueller studied photographic sciences from 1987 to 1992 in Cologne. He is the founder of Image Engineering, one of the leading suppliers for test equipment for digital image capture devices. Dietmar is a member of IS&T, DGPH and ECI and he is the German representative for ISO/TC42 /WG18 and also participates in several other standardization activities.

Eric Walowit’s interests are in color management, appearance estimation, and image processing pipelines for digital photographic applications. He is founder (retired) of Color Savvy Systems, a color management hardware and software company. He graduated from RIT’s Image Science program in 1985, concentrating in Color Science. Eric is a member of ICC, ISO/TC42, CIEJTC10, and IS&T.

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2018
Journal-first Submissions Due 30 Jun 2018
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2018
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
 · Early Decision Ends 30 Jun 2018
· Regular Submission Ends 8 Sept 2018
· Extended Submission Ends 25 Sept 2018
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Fast Track Manuscripts Due 14 Nov 2018 
 · Final Manuscripts Due 1 Feb 2019 
Registration Opens 23 Oct 2018
Early Registration Ends 18 Dec 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline 3 Jan 2019
Conference Begins 13 Jan 2019