Use of and Questions about MediaStream Image Capture API for Study of Cultural Heritage

Dear public-webrtc group,

I am writing on behalf of a cadre of researchers and cultural heritage
specialists here at Northwestern University that have taken great interest
in WebRTC as a tool for scientific progress. Our team, assembled from
members of the Computational Photography Lab
<> and the Center for Scientific Study
in the Arts <>, has been working on
novel applications of web technologies for cultural and scientific
applications, and we wanted to reach out and praise the work you all have
been doing with WebRTC. In particular, we are currently leveraging features
from the MediaStream "Image Capture" API for a very unique application,
which will enable museum conservators to quickly take measurements of
cultural heritage objects such as paintings and sculptures.

We are hoping to use some of the lesser known or to-be-developed features
in the "Image Capture" API, such as focus control and exposure time
control, to improve the reliability and quality of such measurements. We
also wish to extend our support for the ongoing development of the
photographic controls set, else we would not be living up to the name of
our lab! Our group anticipated that it might be nice to hear about
applications of WebRTC beyond the scope of person-to-person communication
that could drive home the utility of such a development.

We saw some correspondences between WebRTC maintainers talking about focus
control and exposure time control being added to the implementation in the
near future; is there some way to get an idea of precisely when that
rollout would occur?

William Spies
Research Associate
CompPhotoLab @ Northwestern University
Seeley Mudd Building, Room 3406
2233 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Received on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 08:44:37 UTC