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Apparent Display Resolution Enhancement for Moving Images, Siggraph 2010

Apparent Display Resolution Enhancement for Moving Images

Piotr Didyk1     Elmar Eisemann1,2     Tobias Ritschel1     Karol Myszkowski1     Hans-Peter Seidel1

1 MPI Informatik     2 Telecom ParisTech / CNRS-LTCI / Saarland University


Limited spatial resolution of current displays makes the depiction of very fine spatial details difficult. This work proposes a novel method applied to moving images that takes into account the human visual system and leads to an improved perception of such details. To this end, we display images rapidly varying over time along a given trajectory on a high refresh rate display. Due to the retinal integration time the information is fused and yields apparent super-resolution pixels on a conventional-resolution display. We discuss how to find optimal temporal pixel variations based on linear eye-movement and image content and extend our solution to arbitrary trajectories. This step involves an efficient method to predict and successfully treat potentially visible flickering. Finally, we evaluate the resolution enhancement in a perceptual study that shows that significant improvements can be achieved both for computer generated images and photographs.

Materials for Download

The paper (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 10.6 MB).
The final video (Quick Time, 72 MB).
The BibTeX.
The Demo for 120Hz (Windows EXE, 32.6 MB).
The Demo for 60Hz (Windows EXE, 3.4 MB).
The images used in the demos (PNG, 16.0 MB).

    SIGGRAPH 2010 talk slides:

Keynote (45.6 MB)
Adobe Acrobat PDF (24.4 MB)
Quick Time (LQ, 27.8 MB) (HQ, 63.8 MB)
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Piotr Didyk, Elmar Eisemann, Tobias Ritschel, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
Apparent Display Resolution Enhancement for Moving Images
ACM Transactions on Graphics 29(4) (Proceedings SIGGRAPH 2010, Los Angeles), 2010

	author = { Piotr Didyk and
	           Elmar Eisemann and
	           Tobias Ritschel and
	           Karol Myszkowski and
	           Hans-Peter Seidel
	title = {Apparent Display Resolution Enhancement for Moving Images},
	journal = {ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings SIGGRAPH 2010, Los Angeles)},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {29},
	number = {4}