BOULDER, CO -September 4, 2019—Imatest, a global image quality testing solution provider, and Furonteer, an automation equipment manufacturer, are finalists for the Best Validation/Simulation Tool Award provided by AutoSens, a forum for Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) technologists. (more…)
Imatest Announces Modular Test Stand
Boulder, Colorado, August 30, 2019—Imatest, a global provider of image quality testing solutions, now offers a Modular Test Stand (MTS) that enables you to produce superior cameras while significantly reducing time spent in the lab. (more…)
Making Dynamic Range Measurements Robust Against Flare Light
A camera’s Dynamic Range (DR) is the range of tones in a scene that can be reproduced with adequate contrast and good signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Camera DR is often limited by flare light, which is stray light in the image, primarily caused by reflections between lens elements. Flare light reduces DR by fogging images; i.e., washing out detail in dark areas. (more…)
Imatest and Furonteer Reduce Camera Intrinsic Calibration Time with Automated Machines
P2020 Automotive Engineering Technology May 2019
Imatest attended the P2020 meeting on May 13 and 14, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Paul Romancyzk, PhD., Senior Imaging Scientist, and Rob Sumner, Lead Engineer, represented Imatest. Paul co-led the discussion on Color Separation within the Image Quality for Machine Vision subgroup.
Understanding collimator MTF loss using bronze and golden sample testing
by Henry Koren, inspired by Paul Romanczyk, edited by Norman Koren
Not all MTF measurement systems will necessarily provide the same results. The quality of the test target can impact the measurements you obtain. Long distance tests are ideally performed at the hyperfocal distance, where there is enough depth of field to have acceptable focus at infinity. (more…)
Imatest will Attend AutoSens Detroit on May 14-16, 2019
Imatest will attend AutoSens in Detroit on May 14-16, 2019. AutoSens is a 3-day workshop, conference, and exhibition advancing the education for and development of vehicle perception technology. It brings together over a thousand minds in vehicle perception, ADAS, and autonomous vehicles twice a year—in Detroit, Michigan USA in May, and Brussels, Belgium in September. (more…)
Using Arbitrary Charts for Development of the P1858 Variation Combo Chart
The release of Imatest 5.0 introduced a number of powerful new features, including the Arbitrary Charts module which enables Imatest analysis of test chart designs which would be otherwise unsupported by the software. This new module allows user-defined chart layouts for any situation which requires one.
The primary concept of Arbitrary Charts is that the user supplies a chart-definition text file which declares the location and properties of features on a test chart. The features can be placed in essentially any configuration and Imatest will still be able to automatically analyze the chart. (more…)
Imatest at IEEE P2020
Imatest sent two engineers to the IEEE P2020 Automotive Imaging Quality face-to-face meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany this past February in 2019. The IEEE P2020 standard, which is still in development, aims to define KPIs and test procedures to address the many challenges relevant (and often unique) to automotive imaging. (more…)
Imatest Branded Lightboxes and Light Panels
Reducing the cross-lab variation of image quality metrics
Partnership with Shenzhen Polytechnic University
Photographing the Northern Lights
Witnessing the Aurora Borealis should be at the top of every photographer’s bucket list. This guide details the most important considerations for capturing images of the Northern lights. To be successful, you’ll need to be in the right place at the right time, equipped with the right camera and a decent amount of luck on your side.
Considerations when evaluating a Near Infrared camera
New IEEE P2020 Automotive Image Quality White Paper
Learn more about the development of standards for automotive camera systems.
The IEEE-SA P2020 is a working group for automotive imaging standards. Its goal is to define a set of standards to resolve the current ambiguity in the measurement of image quality in automotive imaging systems. (more…)
Increasing the Repeatability of Your Sharpness Tests
By Robert Sumner
With contributions from Ranga Burada, Henry Koren, Brienna Rogers and Norman Koren
Consistency is a fundamental aspect of successful image quality testing. Each component in your system may contribute to variation in test results. For tasks such as pass/fail testing, the primary goal is to identify the variation due to the component and ignore the variation due to noise. Being able to accurately replicate test results with variability limited to 1-5% will give you a more accurate description of how your product will perform. (more…)
A customizable image quality solution for Security camera testing
We now offer a complete, customizable image quality testing solution for security camera systems to provide our customers with an easy, effective way to outfit their labs. While working with some of the top security camera manufacturers, our engineers have compiled all of the necessary lab materials in a convenient package. (more…)
Introducing Imatest 5.1
Why is it Important to Test in Low-Light?
How to Test Dynamic Range: A step-by-step use case with the Pixel 2 XL
In this post, we will be using the Contrast Resolution Chart and Imatest Master to measure the dynamic range of a Google Pixel 2 XL. The dynamic range of a camera is the reproducible tonal range in an imaging system. Put simply, it is the range between the darkest black and the brightest white of an image and is typically measured in decibels (dB). (more…)