Patterned glass is a wonderful thing, but it is inconveniently difficult
to see through.
Difficulties in seeing through patterned glass begone!! MaxCo is
childishly proud to present the MaxVision Window Defroster.
Simply set up the binocular telephoto digital camera on a stable
aim at the window in question, and connect to your laptop.
Start up the MaxVision software, and you are good to go.
Images scattered through a patterned glass will be distorted in a
predictable way. However, they cannot be fully deconvoluted
because some light rays will be deflected in such a way that
different parts of the image become superimposed by the time they
reach the camera.
Fortunately, a sterescopic camera is capable of resolving and
deconvoluting such scattered and superimposed images, and our
sophisticated software will do the rest.
During the first few seconds, the software will test a library of
common repeating glass patterns, trying all combinations of
rotation, offset and distance. During this time, it will evaluate the
image quality in essentially the same way as a focussing system does,
seeking the least-complex and most contrasty image.
Should this fail, an evolutionary algorithm kicks in, modelling the
patterned glass in 0.1mm square pixels, optimising the thickness of
glass in each pixel until a model is arrived at which, again, produces
the clearest image.
Not suitable for use by children or adults.