Mar 4, 2023

NeRF in the Dark: High Dynamic Range View Synthesis from Noisy Raw Images

Posted by in categories: information science, mapping, mobile phones, satellites

ALGORITHMS TURN PHOTO SHAPSHOTS INTO 3D VIDEO AND OR IMMERSIVE SPACE. This has been termed “Neural Radiance Fields.” Now Google Maps wants to turn Google Maps into a gigantic 3D space. Three videos below demonstrate the method. 1) A simple demonstration, 2) Google’s immersive maps, and 3) Using this principle to make dark, grainy photographs clear and immersive.

This technique is different from “time of flight” cameras which make a 3D snapshot based on the time light takes to travel to and from objects, but combined with this technology, and with a constellation of microsatellites as large as cell phones, a new version of “Google Earth” with live, continual imaging of the whole planet could eventually be envisioned.



We present RawNeRF, a method for optimizing neural radiance fields directly on linear raw image data. More details at

CVPR 2022

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