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Joint denoising, demosaicing, and chromatic aberration correction for UHD video
Author(s): Ljubomir Jovanov; Wilfried Philips; Klaas Jan Damstra; Frank Ellenbroek
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Paper Abstract

High-resolution video capture is crucial for numerous applications such as surveillance, security, industrial inspection, medical imaging and digital entertainment. In the last two decades, we are witnessing a dramatic increase of the spatial resolution and the maximal frame rate of video capturing devices.

In order to achieve further resolution increase, numerous challenges will be facing us. Due to the reduced size of the pixel, the amount of light also reduces, leading to the increased noise level. Moreover, the reduced pixel size makes the lens imprecisions more pronounced, which especially applies to chromatic aberrations. Even in the case when high quality lenses are used some chromatic aberration artefacts will remain. Next, noise level additionally increases due to the higher frame rates.

To reduce the complexity and the price of the camera, one sensor captures all three colors, by relying on Color Filter Arrays. In order to obtain full resolution color image, missing color components have to be interpolated, i.e. demosaicked, which is more challenging than in the case of lower resolution, due to the increased noise and aberrations.

In this paper, we propose a new method, which jointly performs chromatic aberration correction, denoising and demosaicking. By jointly performing the reduction of all artefacts, we are reducing the overall complexity of the system and the introduction of new artefacts. In order to reduce possible flicker we also perform temporal video enhancement. We evaluate the proposed method on a number of publicly available UHD sequences and on sequences recorded in our studio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10396, Applications of Digital Image Processing XL, 1039602 (19 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273401
Show Author Affiliations
Ljubomir Jovanov, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Wilfried Philips, Ghent Univ. (Belgium)
Klaas Jan Damstra, Grass Valley Nederland B.V. (Netherlands)
Frank Ellenbroek, Grass Valley Nederland B.V. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10396:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XL
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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