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19 January 2009 Color-blotch noise characterization for CMOS cameras
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Proceedings Volume 7242, Image Quality and System Performance VI; 724215 (2009)
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2009, San Jose, California, United States
Color noise in the form of clusters of color non-uniformity is a major negative quality factor in color images. This type of noise is significantly more pronounced in CMOS cameras with increasingly smaller pixel sizes (e.g., 1.75μm and 1.4μm pixel sizes). This paper identifies and quantifies temporal noise as the main factor for this type of noise. As well, it is shown how differences in R/G/B responses and as well possible presence of R/G/B-response non-linearity can exacerbate color-blotch noise. Furthermore, it is shown how run-time averaging can effectively remove this noise (to a large extent) from a color image-if capture condition permits.
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Reza Safaee-Rad and M. Aleksic "Color-blotch noise characterization for CMOS cameras", Proc. SPIE 7242, Image Quality and System Performance VI, 724215 (19 January 2009);

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