I am still catching up after my trip to New York for the PDN show. Here is a recap of the news from the past few days I did not cover:
- ThinkTank Photo announced their new Modular Rotation System and Modular Rotation System Skin Components. If you want to be alerted when the new Modular units are available, please click here (you will also receive a free gear with your order).
- Leica M to Sony E mount Helicoid adapter with a build-in focus helicoid that could turn your Leica M lens into a macro lens is now available for sale on eBay.
- Sony released a new OLED microdisplay: the 0.7" ECX332A which offers 1280x720 (720p) resolution. This microdisplay is aimed towards electronic viewfinder (EVF).
- Ikelite announced new underwater housing for Sony A65 SLT camera.
- The 70 pounds, 6 feet long camera:
- New: LockPort5 and LockPort7 HDMI port saver adapter clamp for Redrock Micro baseplate for Canon 5D and 7D cameras:
- Check this imaging manipulation software:
Supplementary material video for our 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia paper (see the project page here: http://kevinkarsch.com/publications/sa11.html). 3D objects are rendered using LuxRender (http://www.luxrender.net).
Authors: Kevin Karsch, Varsha Hedau, David Forsyth, Derek Hoiem
Abstract: We propose a method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements. With a single image and a small amount of annotation, our method creates a physical model of the scene that is suitable for realistically rendering synthetic objects with diffuse, specular, and even glowing materials while accounting for lighting interactions between the objects and the scene. We demonstrate in a user study that synthetic images produced by our method are confusable with real scenes, even for people who believe they are good at telling the difference. Further, our study shows that our method is competitive with other insertion methods while requiring less scene information. We also collected new illumination and reflectance datasets; renderings produced by our system compare well to ground truth. Our system has applications in the movie and gaming industry, as well as home decorating and user content creation, among others.