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Adaptive recovery of motion blur point spread function from differently exposed images
Author(s): Felix Albu; Corneliu Florea; Alexandru Drîmbarean; Adrian Zamfir
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Paper Abstract

Motion due to digital camera movement during the image capture process is a major factor that degrades the quality of images and many methods for camera motion removal have been developed. Central to all techniques is the correct recovery of what is known as the Point Spread Function (PSF). A very popular technique to estimate the PSF relies on using a pair of gyroscopic sensors to measure the hand motion. However, the errors caused either by the loss of the translational component of the movement or due to the lack of precision in gyro-sensors measurements impede the achievement of a good quality restored image. In order to compensate for this, we propose a method that begins with an estimation of the PSF obtained from 2 gyro sensors and uses a pair of under-exposed image together with the blurred image to adaptively improve it. The luminance of the under-exposed image is equalized with that of the blurred image. An initial estimation of the PSF is generated from the output signal of 2 gyro sensors. The PSF coefficients are updated using 2D-Least Mean Square (LMS) algorithms with a coarse-to-fine approach on a grid of points selected from both images. This refined PSF is used to process the blurred image using known deblurring methods. Our results show that the proposed method leads to superior PSF support and coefficient estimation. Also the quality of the restored image is improved compared to 2 gyro only approach or to blind image de-convolution results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7537, Digital Photography VI, 75370N (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.839678
Show Author Affiliations
Felix Albu, Tessera România (Romania)
Corneliu Florea, Tessera România (Romania)
Alexandru Drîmbarean, Tessera Ireland (Ireland)
Adrian Zamfir, Tessera România (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7537:
Digital Photography VI
Francisco Imai; Nitin Sampat; Feng Xiao, Editor(s)

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