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dreed
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« on: March 31, 2013, 01:22:43 AM »
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"Double the brightness in low light photos with Panasonic's new color filtering technology"
http://www.diginfo.tv/v/13-0021-r-en.php
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 05:26:54 AM »
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Thanks for the heads up!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 07:38:52 AM »
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Very clever and I wonder how it will handle the most significant issue with Bayer type sensors, namely interpolation errors and colour aliasing.   The video suggest this is intended mainly for security cameras where low light sensitivity is important.  It may not be used at all for normal photography.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 09:23:54 PM »
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The article is a bit confusing with its talk of "deflectors": the mechanism is actually diffraction, using the fact that longer wave lengths (red, or red+green=yellow) are affected more than shorter ones (green+blue=cyan or blue).

There was another thread about this, linking earlier news stories, but I cannot find it for now, and do not mind a new discussion of a promising idea. It seems limited to very small "camera-phone sized" pixels, small enough for diffraction to be a strong effect, but maybe larger sensors could use a great many of these tiny pixels and bin the data on-chip.

P. S. I found the eariler thread: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=74893.0
which links to the original Panasonic press release.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 01:06:03 PM »
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Video was helpful.  Has been discussed in an earlier thread

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=75045.0
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 03:38:11 PM »
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It seems like a lot of work for a one-stop gain. 30+ seconds to open and color accuracy might be a bit dodgy.

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