[Chimera-users] camera horizontal field of view

Dougherty, Matthew T matthewd at bcm.edu
Mon Jul 8 15:14:38 PDT 2013

The camera settings allow for a horizontal field of view of 1-179 degrees.

Wikipedia states that human horizontal field of view is ~180 degree.
using 179 is not anything I normally recognize, looks like star trek enterprise going to warp.
In cinematography books, lenses are sometimes referenced at around 20 degrees.

For chimera I have found 10-30 gives nominal viewing on LCD.
Setting it 1 is effectively orthographic.
For DTI in a dome projection (as opposed to dome camera), I frequently will use 80-110, unless I am looking for a orthographic look, then lower values.

For the mono & DTI cameras on a flat display, what are the values or the process to determine the values, for the most accurate mapping to normal human vision?

Matthew Dougherty
National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Baylor College of Medicine

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