We present a prototype compressive video camera that encodes scene movement using a translated binary photomask in the optical path. The encoded recording can then be used to reconstruct multiple output frames from each captured image, effectively synthesizing high speed video. The use of a printed binary mask allows reconstruction at higher spatial resolutions than has been previously demonstrated. In addition, we improve upon previous work by investigating tradeoffs in mask design and reconstruction algorithm selection. We identify a mask design that consistently provides the best performance across multiple reconstruction strategies in simulation, and verify it with our prototype hardware. Finally, we compare reconstruction algorithms and identify the best choice in terms of balancing reconstruction quality and speed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics