Inexpensive motion-blur tracking camera being obtained


The BlurBusters Lab is expanding!  Two new developments:

(1) A Casio Exilim EX-FC200 has been obtained, for high speed (480fps, 1000fps) capture of scanning/impulse/flashing backlight patterns of existing and future LCD displays.

(2) An open-source motion-blur tracking camera dolly is being developed for the BlurBusters Laboratory. Moving camera setups are used by the display industry to record motion blur, because camera-tracking blur equals eye-tracking blur. For more information, see page 43 of this excellent Nokia Japan presentation, and the “pursuit camera” mentioned in documents about Motion Picture Response Time (MPRT)

Stationary camera images are excellent for measuring pixel persistence effects, while tracking camera images are excellent for measuring eye-tracking motion blur. In fact, it also successfully captured the triple-frame effect seen by human eye (caused by CCFL backlight PWM flickering at 180 Hz, which causes a triple-frame effect at 60fps).

EDIT (March 12, 2013): Blur Busters Breakthrough: Inexpensive blogger-friendly pursuit camera technique successfully developed!; see LCD Motion Artifacts 101.

EDIT (July 15, 2013): Blur Busters News: Pursuit camera instructions are now public!  It uses the Ghosting pattern in the Blur Busters UFO Motion Tests at www.testufo.com. See the Pursuit Camera instructions.