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Real-time continuous recording technique using FBTC in digital still cameras
Author(s): Narihiro Matoba; Kazuto Terada; Masayuki Saito; Masaaki Tanioka
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Paper Abstract

Higher performance and more sophisticated functions have been required in the digital still camera market growing at the rapid rate. On the other hand, the hardware cost has been increasing to meet these requirements. In light of this situation, a new image processing technique is presented to achieve the digital still cameras with the higher performance at lower cost. The present technique focuses on the real time continuous recording of single CCD images using the fixed block truncation coding (FBTC). FBTC is an embedded compression scheme we proposed to handle the image data with high quality in the hardcopy peripherals. In the digital still camera using the present technique, the continuous recording rate is up to 30 frames per second for video graphic array size full color image. Moreover, FBTC coding scheme can reduce the memory size to capture the raw image from CCD by less than a half, and enable to store over twice continuous recording frames than the conventional technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3302, Digital Solid State Cameras: Designs and Applications, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304572
Show Author Affiliations
Narihiro Matoba, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Kazuto Terada, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Masayuki Saito, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Masaaki Tanioka, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3302:
Digital Solid State Cameras: Designs and Applications
George M. Williams Jr., Editor(s)

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