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1 June 1991 Comparison of Kodak Professional Digital Camera System images to conventional film, still video, and freeze-frame images
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Proceedings Volume 1448, Camera and Input Scanner Systems; (1991)
Event: Electronic Imaging '91, 1991, San Jose, CA, United States
Electronic cameras provide near real time image evaluation with the benefits of digital storage methods for rapid transmission or computer processing and enhancement of images. But how does the image quality of their images compare to that of conventional film? A standard Nikon F-3TM 35 mm SLR camera was transformed into an electro-optical camera by replacing the film back with Kodak's KAF-1400V (or KAF-1300L) megapixel CCD array detector back and a processing accessory. Images taken with these Kodak electronic cameras were compared to those using conventional films and to several still video cameras. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to compare images from these camera systems. Images captured on conventional video analog systems provide a maximum of 450 - 500 TV lines of resolution depending upon the camera resolution, storage method, and viewing system resolution. The Kodak Professional Digital Camera SystemTM exceeded this resolution and more closely approached that of film.
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Richard A. Kent, John T. McGlone, and Norbert W. Zoltowski "Comparison of Kodak Professional Digital Camera System images to conventional film, still video, and freeze-frame images", Proc. SPIE 1448, Camera and Input Scanner Systems, (1 June 1991);


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