VP8 Image Analyzer

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The VP8 Image Analyzer[1][2][3][4] is an analog computer produced by Pete Schumacher of Interpretations Systems Incorporated (ISI) in 1972.[5][6][7]

One of the functions of the VP8 is Isometric Projection (brightness map)[1] in which white appears to be higher in elevation, black appears lower and mid-range appears between these two extremes.[3][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] The VP8 does not create 3D images, but creates brightness maps, which our minds interpret as 3D images.[3] It was delivered by Schumacher to Dr. Eric Jumper's basement (with Dr. John Jackson) and, when they processed an unknown image through the VP8, they saw what appeared to be a three-dimensional image in correct proportion for a man's face.[16] Air Force Academy Professors Jackson and Jumper (future founding members of the STURP team) next used the VP8 to analyze a religious artifact called the Shroud of Turin and used the data from that analysis to create a cardboard model of the Shroud.[3]

Notes[edit]

  • The information for this article comes from Deacon Pete Schumacher, the production engineer of the VP8 Image Analyzer and written mostly by Deacon Andy Weiss, webmaster of iSEAM, since working with Schumacher over the past five years.
  • See data sheets produced in the 1970s (estimated by Pete Schumacher to be 1974-1975) digitally scanned and OCRd April 2014 on the VP8 and the CVC-1 Camera.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VP-8 Image Analyzer" (PDF). Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "CVC-1 Image Analysis Camera" (PDF). Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "VP8 Image Analyzer & Shroud of Turin" (PDF). Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "The VP-8 Image Analyzer". Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "iSEAM Library". Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "iSEAM Pics". Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Photogrammetric Responses From The Shroud of Turin" (PDF). Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "A Summary of STURP's Conclusions". Shroud.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Holy Shroud - A three dimensional image". Sindone.org. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Authentication of the Turin Shroud". Shroud.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "ROLE OF CAPILLARITY IN THE IMAGE FORMATION PROCESS," (PDF). Shroud.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Daniel R. Porter. "VP-8 Image Analyzer". Greatshroudofturinfaq.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "View the figure on the Turin Shroud in stereo 3D". Shroud-enigma.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Bernard Ruffin, 1999, The Shroud of Turin ISBN 0-87973-617-8 page 79
  15. ^ Heller, John H. Report on the Shroud of Turin. Houghton Mifflin, 1983. ISBN 0-395-33967-7 page 207 "It is only when actual depth or remoteness is manifest by less light that the VP-8 can produce an authentic 3-D picture." (Dr. Heller is not an expert on the VP8 but a blood chemist.)
  16. ^ "iSEAM Library". Shroudnm.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014.