Overexposed photos be gone, say MIT researchers!

By | August 23, 2015

Modulo Camera

Overexposed photographs may soon become a thing of the passed with a new invention out of MIT. The proposed modulo camera overcomes the problem of limited bit resolution of modern light sensors to produce High Dynamic Range (HDR) images with little hassle on the photographer’s side.

As you can see in the example at the top of this post, the results, which are the combination of clever hardware and a textbook use of machine learning, can be spectacular. the work was presented at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography and the paper was the event’s best paper runner up.

The below video created by the inventors describe at a high level how the modulo camera works. It includes several other examples demonstrating the capabilities of the new technology.