|Programming Cameras and Pan-Tilts: with DirectX and Java
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Author: Ioannis Pavlidis
The rapid rise of PC-based cameras has lead to the enormous growth of software applications that use real-time video programming. These applications include video conferencing, computer games, scientific research, automated security and surveillance, industrial inspection, and Web cameras. Previously, developers had to search through manufacturer manuals or research papers in computer vision or image processing to learn how to program devices for these applications.
Programming Cameras and Pan-Tilts with DirectX and Java is the first book to offer practical tools and techniques for those struggling to gain an in-depth understanding of programming computer vision applications with live camera streams and pan-tilt devices. It shows how to build DirectShow filters from scratch and introduces computer vision concepts as needed to understand the code. Special emphasis is devoted to DirectShow programming and popular computer vision applications such as segmentation and tracking.
*Shows step-by-step how to program cameras for a variety of applications in both Visual C++ .NET and the Java Media Framework (JMF).
*Describes programming methods proven in industrial and research settings that can be used with any camera that connects to a PC through a DirectShow-compliant frame grabber.
*Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the underlying concepts of the code examples suitable for those studying computer vision, image processing, or multimedia.
*Includes a CD-ROM with all the source code from the book and a companion Web site with additional code and application examples.
|Nuevas Historias: Contemporary Photography from Spain
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Author: Timothy Persons
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For years, contemporary photography and video art have played a substantial role in Spain's avant-garde culture. As curator Estelle af Malmborg writes in this volume, In just a few decades, a closed society, trapped in its past, has been transformed into a multifaceted country in which contemporary culture enjoys a strong position. Spanish photography does not shy away from the personal expression. We who lived in Spain in the 1980s experienced first-hand the major political, social and cultural changes. The sociocultural movement La Movida, with the film director Pedro Almodóvar as its front figure, released a wave of suppressed creativity and tested the boundaries of freedom. The explosive Spanish culture of the 1980s expressed itself in many ways, but a common feature was an interest in capturing the intellectual currents of the rest of Europe, while, at the same time, relating to one's own cultural heritage. This volume collects works addressing issues of cultural identity, heritage and history by 31 contemporary artists--including Ignasi Aballi, Sergio Belinchón, Carmen Calvo, Alicia Framis, Dionisio González, Ángel Marcos, Aitor Ortiz, Montserrat Soto and Valentin Vallhonrat.
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|Least Squares Orthogonal Distance Fitting of Curves and Surfaces in Space (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
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Author: Sung Joon Ahn
Due to the continuing progress of sensor technology, the availability of 3-D cameras is already foreseeable. These cameras are capable of generating a large set of measurement points within a very short time. There are a variety of 3-D camera applications in the fields of robotics, rapid product development and digital factories. In order to not only visualize the point cloud but also to recognize 3-D object models from the point cloud and then further process them in CAD systems, efficient and stable algorithms for 3-D information processing are required. For the automatic segmentation and recognition of such geometric primitives as plane, sphere, cylinder, cone and torus in a 3-D point cloud, efficient software has recently been developed at the Fraunhofer IPA by Sung Joon Ahn. This book describes in detail the complete set of ‘best-fit’ algorithms for general curves and surfaces in space which are employed in the Fraunhofer software.
|Photography: A Practical Guide
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Author: Ailsa McWhinnie
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Book by McWhinnie, Ailsa
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Author: Els van der Plas
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Afghan performance and video artist Lida Abdul fearlessly tackles issues of identity, responsibility, resilience and distortion of history. Her work is also visually stunning, even as it underscores the ravages of war and the burdens of social oppression. This is the first monograph devoted to Abdul's work.
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|EF Lens Work III: The Eyes of EOS
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|Portrait Techniques Volume 2 (6 Tutorial DVDs / 12 Hours / 14 Artist) by PhotoVision
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Workflow - Posing - Lighting - Digital Effects
PhotoVision 2006; Including 6 DVDs, total of 12 hours. Play on any DVD player.
This six DVD set showcases the digital portrait workflow from capture to creative enhancement. Go on-location and into the camera rooms of leading digital photographers. See their techniques, hear their philosophies, learn their methods for creating art as they move into the digital world.
Featuring Photographic Artist: Kathleen & Jeff Hawkins - Julia & Jeffery Woods - Marion & Gary Silber - Parker Pfister - Susan Michal - Beverly & Tim Walden - Michael Redford - Janine & Brian Killian - Larry Peters
|Portrait Techniques Volume 3 - 10 photographers - by PhotoVision (Tutorial DVD - 6 DVD Set)
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Portrait Techniques, Vol 3 - Tutorial DVD set - 6 DVDs. Play on any DVD player worldwide (recommended) or CD-ROM drive.
Look over the shoulders of 10 of the industry's leading photographers as they take you into their camera rooms and on location. Children, families, black and white relationships, high school seniors... watch as these artists capture the special expressions, personalities and moods of their subjects. See how they employ composition and lighting techniques to create unique styles and memorable portraits.
Features: Andrew Campbell, Sandy Puc, Bruce Dorn Dave Junion, Suzette Nesire, Jeff Hawkins Larry Peter, Marcus Bell, Ed Pierce, Vicki Taufer
|Idea to Image in Photoshop CS2: Rick Sammon's Guide to Enhancing Your Digital Photographs
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Author: Rick Sammon
From "America's Most Popular Photo Expert" comes this beautiful book on working and playing with the Photoshop digital darkroom.
World-famous, award-winning professional photographer and writer Rick Sammon, author of 25 books and host of 2 television programs, shares his favorite creative enhancements for turning "straight" digital pictures into more creative and imaginative images. With this book you will become not only a well-rounded photographer but also a self-motivated artist in the powerful age of digital imaging.
Rick begins the book with advice on seeing creatively and outlines his winning artistic process to help you learn to visualize the end-result before taking a picture. He then turns to the technical aspects of taking photographs, including his philosophy of using features like Camera Raw in Photoshop and how it is a must to obtain the best possible images. Step-by-step lessons follow, each showing how Rick transforms his digital photographs into compelling images. Detailed screenshots of the process accompany Rick's stunning photography and amusing anecdotes of photo shoots from around the world.
|Canon EOS 20D JumpStart Guides (A Tutorial DVD)
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JumpStart 2006, Tutorial DVD about one hour long. Play on DVD player or your computer.
If you are a visual learner, this comprehensive, user-friendly DVD will help you to get the most out of your new digital camera, the Canon EOS 20D.
Make the transition from taking snapshots to producing inspired images to cherish forever - QUICKLY.
- Camera features and functions
- White balance
- ISO settings - Quality settings
- Using a histogram
- Principles of photography
- Depth of field
- Aperture and shutter priority
- Program modes
- How to get sharp images
- Storing and carrying cameras
- Choosing and using a tripod
- What lens to buy next
- Using filters
- Digital media options
- Getting photographs into a computer
- Improving photos
- Printing options
- Storing photos on the web
- And much, much more