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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 559–566

Veiling glare and perceived black in high dynamic range displays

Michael J. Murdoch and Ingrid E. J. Heynderickx  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 559-566 (2012)

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A perceptual experiment was conducted to measure the visibility of black-level differences in the proximity of a bright glare source. In a controlled viewing environment, visual difference thresholds were adaptively measured using dark, shadow-detail images shown on a high dynamic range liquid crystal display while an external LED lamp was used to induce intra-ocular glare over a small range of eccentricities. This high-contrast situation is relevant to high dynamic range displays that may have bright regions in displayed images, as well as to viewing environments that include lamps or other light sources. The resulting difference thresholds are modeled with a combination of the CIE total glare equation, the DICOM contrast visibility model, and a new estimate of adaptation luminance.

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OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1800) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - contrast sensitivity
(330.4060) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision modeling
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2011
Published: March 22, 2012

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Michael J. Murdoch and Ingrid E. J. Heynderickx, "Veiling glare and perceived black in high dynamic range displays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 559-566 (2012)

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