Marc Levoy, Distinguished Engineer, Google
Seems like many companies are using multiple cameras to get better results. Is that the way to go?
We’re still experimenting in that area. A telephoto lens isn’t the greatest solution because you get a very limited field of view. A monochrome camera might help, but then you have to align the images and do it robustly, and that’s hard. I think avoiding ghosts and artefacts is really hard when you have another camera in another place and you have to merge those images in. You’re also not getting the same color resolution with a monochrome camera, so the color might be blurry. Consistently getting everything right is hard.
Can you improve the quality of the image captured by a lens mathematically?
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