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Biologically inspired enhancement of dim light video

Författare:
Redaktör:
  • Friedrich G. Barth
  • Joseph A. C. Humphrey
  • Mandyam V. Srinivasan
Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Frontiers in Sensing: From Biology to Engineering
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Springer

Sammanfattning

The present work has been inspired by research on vision in nocturnal animals, particularly the spatial and temporal visual summation that allows these animals to see in dim light. A general methodology for noise reduction and contrast enhancement in very noisy image data with low dynamic range is presented. Video footage recorded in very dim light is especially targeted. Smoothing kernels that automatically adapt to the local spatio-temporal intensity structure in the image sequences are constructed in order to preserve and enhance fine spatial detail and prevent motion blur. The method is very general, contains few user-defined parameters and has been developed for efficient parallel computation using a GPU. The technique has been applied to image sequences with various degrees of darkness and noise levels, and results from some of these tests, and comparisons to other methods, are presented.

Disputation

Nyckelord

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biology and Life Sciences

Övriga

Published
  • ISBN: 978-3-211-99748-2

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