Dichotomous Results Using Polarized Illumination With Single Chip Color Cameras

Report No. ARL-TN-522
Authors: Donovan Harris
Date/Pages: January 2013; 22 pages
Abstract: The report is not the result of a focused study but an accumulation of issues encountered during a variety of projects requiring the use of polarized light, addressing color-consistency problems experienced using commercial, single-sensor digital cameras with linearly polarized illuminants. Using an unfixed polarizing film sheet contrasts to using a commercial polarimeter. Experiences with on-camera processing, white balance, color space, file format, tethered operation, and the use of PC processing software are discussed.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: January 1, 2013