Karol Myszkowski: Perceptual Display: Towards Reducing Gaps Between Real World and Displayed Scenes

Karol MyszkowskKarol Myszkowskii is a senior researcher in the Computer Graphics Group of the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik. In the past, he served as an Associate Professor at the University of Aizu, Japan. He also worked as a Research Associate and then Assistant Professor at Szczecin University of Technology. His research interests include perception issues in graphics, high-dynamic range imaging, global illumination, rendering, and animation. His talk takes place on Thursday, October 9, 10:00, E104.

Perceptual Display: Towards Reducing Gaps Between Real World and Displayed Scenes

Abstract: The human visual system (HVS) has its own limitations (e.g., the quality of eye optics, the luminance range that can be simultaneously perceived, and so on), which to certain extent reduce the requirements imposed on display devices. Still a significant deficit of reproducible contrast, brightness, spatial pixel resolution, and depth ranges can be observed, which fall short with respect to the HVS capabilities. Moreover, unfortunate interactions between technological and biological aspects create new problems, which are unknown for real-world observation conditions.

In this talk, we are aiming at the exploitation of perceptual effects to enhance apparent image qualities. At first, we show how the perceived image contrast and brightness can be improved by exploiting the Cornsweet and glare illusions. Then, we present techniques for hold-type blur reduction, which is inherent for LCD displays. Also, we investigate apparent resolution enhancements, which enable showing image details beyond the physical pixel resolution of the display device. Finally, we discuss the problem of perceived depth enhancement in stereovision, as well as comfortable handling of specular effects, film grain, and video cuts.