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348207990 - CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL

348208990 - Camera image stabilization

348208400 - Motion correction

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348208600 Electrical (memory shifting, electronic zoom, etc.) 89
20130044230ROLLING SHUTTER REDUCTION BASED ON MOTION SENSORS - This disclosure pertains to devices, methods, and computer readable media for reducing rolling shutter distortion effects in captured video frames based on timestamped positional information obtained from positional sensors in communication with an image capture device. In general, rolling shutter reduction techniques are described for generating and applying image segment-specific perspective transforms to already-captured segments of a single image or images in a video sequence, to compensate for unwanted distortions that occurred during the read out of the image sensor. Such distortions may be due to, for example, the use of CMOS sensors combined with the movement of the image capture device. In contrast to the prior art, rolling shutter reduction techniques described herein may be applied to captured images or videos in real-time or near real-time using positional sensor information and without intensive image processing that would require an analysis of the content of the underlying image data.02-21-2013
20130044229IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An image capturing apparatus having a plurality of executable image blurring correction modes selects an image blurring correction mode to be executed from among the executable image blurring correction modes in accordance with an image capturing situation, and executes the selected image blurring correction mode. The image capturing apparatus has a plurality of display items respectively associated with the image blurring correction modes, and displays the display item corresponding to the image blurring correction mode under execution on a display screen.02-21-2013
20120162454DIGITAL IMAGE STABILIZATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A method of Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) including a feature point sorting algorithm for selecting optimal feature points, and a computationally efficient tile-vector based search algorithm for deriving motion vectors of the selected feature points, and a feature point motion vector grouping/comparison process for grouping pairs of the selected feature points based on their vector magnitude ratio and their angular difference.06-28-2012
20110193978GENERIC PLATFORM VIDEO IMAGE STABILIZATION - Video image stabilization provides better performance on a generic platform for computing devices by evaluating available multimedia digital signal processing components, and selecting the available components to utilize according to a hierarchy structure for video stabilization performance for processing parts of the video stabilization. The video stabilization has improved motion vector estimation that employs refinement motion vector searching according to a pyramid block structure relationship starting from a downsampled resolution version of the video frames. The video stabilization also improves global motion transform estimation by performing a random sample consensus approach for processing the local motion vectors, and selection criteria for motion vector reliability. The video stabilization achieves the removal of hand shakiness smoothly by real-time one-pass or off-line two-pass temporal smoothing with error detection and correction.08-11-2011
20100118156IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - The image processing apparatus includes an extracting part extracting feature points in each of plural images sequentially generated by an image pickup apparatus, a calculating part calculating motion vectors at the feature points in each of the plural images, a clustering part performing clustering processing on the motion vectors calculated at the feature points, a determining part determining, among plural clusters, a specific cluster including a motion vector indicating motion of the image pickup apparatus. The apparatus further includes an estimation detecting part detecting, by using an estimation method which uses information relating to the specific cluster of a first image, the specific cluster of a second image generated after generation of the first image, and a processing part performing image stabilization processing on the second image based on the motion vector included in the specific cluster of the second image.05-13-2010
20130033612REDUCED LATENCY VIDEO STABILIZATION - Reduced latency video stabilization methods and tools generate truncated filters for use in the temporal smoothing of global motion transforms representing jittery motion in captured video. The truncated filters comprise future and past tap counts that can be different from each other and are typically less than those of a baseline filter providing a baseline of video stabilization quality. The truncated filter future tap count can be determined experimentally by comparing a smoothed global motion transform set generated by applying a baseline filter to a video segment to those generated by multiple test filter with varying future tap counts, then settings the truncated filter future tap count based on an inflection point on an error-future tap count curve. A similar approach can be used to determine the truncated filter past tap count.02-07-2013
20110013028VIDEO STABILIZING METHOD AND SYSTEM USING DUAL-CAMERA SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a video stabilizing method. The method may comprising the steps of: capturing a low-spatial-resolution image I01-20-2011
20090268041DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR CORRECTING SHAKING BLUR - A digital image processing method for correcting a shaking blur corrects a blurred image caused by a shake when a user shoots an image with a digital camera, which includes the following steps obtaining a safe shutter time of the digital camera; performing an exposure adjustment procedure, for adjusting an aperture and a ISO speed of the digital camera respectively, and obtaining a shutter time of the digital camera after being adjusted; performing a shooting procedure; shooting a plurality of digital images, if the shutter time of the digital camera is greater than the safe shutter time; and then performing an image compensation procedure according to the digital images, to align the same image object in the digital images and then to overlay each pixel of the digital images one by one, thereby outputting an output image.10-29-2009
20130063616IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - This image capture device is configured to generate a restored image by reducing a motion blur that has been induced by a camera shake during shooting. The device includes: an image sensor 03-14-2013
20120113279DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD - A digital photographing apparatus such as a digital camera, having a retractable body tube containing a lens assembly, and a method of controlling the same. The digital camera receives an ongoing series of images, analyzes differences between images to determine an abnormal camera condition such as dropping the camera, and automatically retracts the body tube into the camera to protect it from impact.05-10-2012
20110019016IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes a shake detector 01-27-2011
20090207261ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device including an interface configured to receive a first digital picture and a second digital picture generated by a digital camera, a determining circuit configured to detect a movement of the digital camera in a direction perpendicular to the image plane of the first digital picture based on differences between the first digital picture and the second digital picture, a generating circuit configured to generate control information depending on the detected movement, and a processing circuit configured to carry out an operation according to the control information.08-20-2009
20130010142IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS - Provision is made for obtaining a high-quality image with noise, such as ringing, reduced. An image processing device includes an image correction means for applying image-shake correction processing to an input image; a correction-image characteristic detection means for detecting a characteristic of a correction image obtained through the image-shake correction processing; a first characteristic-determination means for outputting selection information, based on a characteristic-detected correction image obtained through detection of the characteristic of the correction image; and an image outputting means for outputting the input image or the correction image, based on the selection information. As a result, it is made possible to obtain a high-quality image with noise reduced.01-10-2013
20090096878Digital image stabilization method - A digital image stabilization method that integrates a digital stabilization device and a digital video encoder is disclosed. The digital stabilization device comprises a determining module for determining background regions, a comparison module for calculating motion vectors, and an adjustment module for adjusting jerky image motion in frames. When there are frame jiggles, the motion vector between an I frame and a P frame is used for motion estimation to get a first motion vector and also define a background region of the P frame. Next, a second motion vector of a B frame is calculated according to the background region to adjust jerky motion of the P frame and the B frame for stabilization. The next P frame then uses the background region of the preceding P frame as its background region.04-16-2009
20090153680IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM - An image capturing apparatus includes a motion vector detection unit which detects a motion vector on the basis of the correlation between image signals continuously captured by an image capturing unit, a reliability evaluation value calculation unit which calculates the reliability evaluation value of the motion vector detected by the motion vector detection unit, a blurring correction amount determination unit which determines the image blurring correction amount on the basis of the motion vector detected by the motion vector detection unit, a correction amount reduction unit which reduces the image blurring correction amount on the basis of the reliability evaluation value calculated by the reliability evaluation value calculation unit, and a blurring correction unit which corrects image blurring on the basis of the image blurring correction amount reduced by the correction amount reduction unit.06-18-2009
20100007746PHOTOGRAPHY CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROHIBITING USE OF FLASH - A photography control method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for prohibiting the use of a flash. The method includes recognizing a sensitive face from an obtained image and prohibiting the use of the flash when the recognized face is a sensitive face. The method may include determining whether or not the image is taken from a dark environment and if the image is taken from a dark environment, then increasing the optical sensitivity and optionally performing advanced shake reduction.01-14-2010
20080266405IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes: a first imaging sensor configured to acquire an image relating to a subject at the time of main photography; a second imaging sensor configured to acquire an image relating to a subject before the time of main photography; a display unit having a display screen capable of image display; an electronic viewfinder unit configured to perform consecutive image display on the display screen, based on images sequentially acquired by the second imaging sensor before the main photography; a position changing unit configured to change the position of the first imaging sensor; and a sensor-shift shaking correction unit configured to perform shaking correction at the time of the main photography, by changing the position of the first sensor with the position changing unit; the electronic viewfinder unit further including an electronic shaking correction unit configured to perform shaking correction of the consecutive image display, by changing the display position of the images on the display screen.10-30-2008
20100079606Motion Stabilization - Stabilization for devices such as hand-held camcoders segments a low-resolution frame into a region of reliable estimation, finds a global motion vector for the region at high resolution, and uses the global motion vector to compensate for jitter.04-01-2010
20090141133SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH ANTI-SHAKE CONTROL FUNCTION - A semiconductor device with an anti-shake function includes a logic chip having a digital circuit which obtains a value for vibration of an apparatus based on a vibration detection signal supplied from a vibration detection element to generate a correction signal. The logic chip includes a correction signal processing unit which generates the correction signal, and a control signal output unit which outputs a vibration control signal in accordance with the correction signal to a vibration correction control unit which executes vibration correction control for an optical component in accordance with vibration. The correction signal processing unit includes a vibration computing unit which is capable of executing a plurality of stages of signal processing operations, by dedicated circuits, respectively, and which generates the correction signal from the vibration detection signal, and a central processing unit capable of executing desired computation processing to be performed by the vibration computing unit, and a signal obtained by executing all or a part of the computation processing to be performed by the dedicated circuits by the central processing unit is supplied as the correction signal to the control signal output unit.06-04-2009
20100201828Image processing device, image processing method, and capturing device - A process output image generator generates one sheet of a process output image by performing a process using plural sheets of captured images sequentially output from a pickup device in consideration of one of the plural sheets of captured images as a reference image. A deterioration corrector corrects the image deterioration occurring in the captured images by an optical pickup system, with respect to the captured images in a front end of the process output image generator. A controller can control whether to perform the correction in the deterioration corrector for one sheet of the captured images, and controls to perform the correction with respect to at least the reference image among the plural sheets of captured images.08-12-2010
20100201827METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIATING SUBSEQUENT EXPOSURES BASED ON DETERMINATION OF MOTION BLURRING ARTIFACTS - A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing, invoking subsequent image captures and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. The digital processing component operates by comparing the image with at least one other image, for example a preview image, of nominally the same scene taken outside the exposure period of the main image. In one embodiment the digital processing component identifies at least one feature in a single preview image which is relatively less blurred than the corresponding feature in the main image, calculates a point spread function (PSF) in respect of such feature, and initiates a subsequent capture if determined that the motion blur exceeds a certain threshold. In another embodiment the digital processing determines the degree of blur by analyzing the motion blur in the captured image itself, and initiates a subsequent capture if determined that the motion blur exceeds a certain threshold. Such real time analysis may use the auto focusing mechanism to qualitatively determine the PSF.08-12-2010
20080259170Blur Correction Device, Blur Correction Method, Electronic Apparatus Including Blur Correction Device, Image File And Image File Creating Apparatus - Image files are rearranged according to the blurring amount obtained from each of blurring information pieces of the image files and displayed as thumbnail images. After several image files are selected from the displayed image files, the image information pieces of the selected image files are sequentially corrected.10-23-2008
20090160954IMAGE STABILIZATION CONTROL CIRCUIT AND IMAGING DEVICE HAVING IMAGE STABILIZATION CONTROL CIRCUIT - A image stabilization control circuit is provided which comprises at least one analog-to-digital converter circuit which converts an output signal of a vibration detection element which detects vibration of an imaging device and an output signal of a position detection element which detects a position of an optical component, into digital signals, and a logic circuit which generates a control signal which drives the optical component based on the output signal of the vibration detection element which is digitized by the analog-to-digital converter circuit and the output signal of the position detection element which is digitized by the analog-to-digital converter circuit, wherein an abnormality of the vibration detection element is judged based on an amplitude of the output signal from the vibration detection element which is converted into the digital signal by the analog-to-digital converter circuit.06-25-2009
20090179995Image Shooting Apparatus and Blur Correction Method - An image shooting apparatus includes: an image-sensing portion adapted to acquire an image by shooting; a blur correction processing portion adapted to correct blur in a first image obtained by shooting based on the first image and a second image shot with an exposure time shorter than the exposure time of the first image; and a control portion adapted to control whether or not to make the blur correction processing portion execute blur correction processing.07-16-2009
20090128641METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CORRECT DIGITAL IMAGE BLUR DUE TO MOTION OF SUBJECT OR IMAGING DEVICE - Signal processing techniques are applied to digital image data to remove the distortion caused by motion of the camera, or the movement of the subject being photographed, or defective optics, or optical distortion from other sources. When the image is captured, the effect of relative motion between the camera and the subject is that it transforms the true image into a blurred image according to a 2-dimensional transfer function. The 2-dimensional transfer function representing the motion is derived using blind estimation techniques or by using information from sensors that detect the motion. The transfer function is inverted and used to define a corrective filter. The filter is applied to the image and the blur due to the motion is removed, restoring the correct image. Another embodiment uses the transfer function to avoid blur by combining multiple consecutive images taken at a fast shutter speed.05-21-2009
20090160953Image stabilization control circuit - In an image stabilization control circuit of an image-capturing device, a gyro-equalizer (06-25-2009
20090160955VIBRATION PREVENTION CONTROL CIRCUIT OF IMAGING DEVICE - A vibration prevention control circuit is provided, comprising at least one analog-to-digital converter circuit that converts an output signal of a vibration detection element which detects vibration of an imaging device, and an output signal of a position detection element which detects a position of an optical component, into digital signals, and a logic circuit that generates a control signal which drives the optical component, based on the output signal of the vibration detection element which is digitized by the analog-to-digital converter circuit and the output signal of the position detection element which is digitized by the analog-to-digital converter circuit, wherein a phase delay circuit (all-pass filter) is provided that delays a phase of the output signal of the vibration detection element without changing an intensity in a predetermined frequency band and outputs the processed signal.06-25-2009
20090086036METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CAMERA SHAKE EFFECT IMAGE STABILIZATION - A method and apparatus for camera shake effect image stabilization determines a most favorable image sharpness metric out of image sharpness metrics from a plurality of images that were captured at a same lens position. A final image is selected based on the most favorable image sharpness metric.04-02-2009
20090096879IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD - To provide an image capturing apparatus that detects a camera movement accurately and corrects image blurring appropriately. An image capturing apparatus (04-16-2009
20110228114SOLID-STATE ELECTRONIC IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME - Signal charge that has accumulated in photodiodes of odd-numbered rows is read out one row at a time in turn in the column direction and represents an odd-numbered-row image. Signal charge that has accumulated in photodiodes of even-numbered rows is read out one column at a time in turn in the row direction and represents an even-numbered-row image. The even-numbered-row image is selected if a subject moves in the horizontal direction, and the odd-numbered-row image is selected if the subject moves in the vertical direction. An image in which rolling shutter distortion has been reduced is thus obtained.09-22-2011
20090231449IMAGE ENHANCEMENT BASED ON MULTIPLE FRAMES AND MOTION ESTIMATION - A system and method for capturing images is provided. In the system and method, preview images are acquired and global local and local motion are estimated based on at least a portion of the preview images. If the local motion is less than or equal to the global motion, a final image is captured based at least on an exposure time based on the global motion. If the local motion is greater than the global motion, a first image is captured based on at least a first exposure time and at least a second image is captured based on at least one second exposure time less than the first exposure time. After capturing the first and second images, global motion regions are separated from local motion regions in the first and second images, and the final image is reconstructed at least based on the local motion regions.09-17-2009
20130215283METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CORRECTING USER'S HAND TREMOR IN IMAGING DEVICE - A method for correcting a user's tremor of an imaging device includes determining intensities of tremors of a plurality of temporary images, comparing the intensities of tremors with a reference value, and selecting a temporary image having an tremor intensity equal to or less than the reference value from the plurality of temporary images.08-22-2013
20120105658IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A kernel estimation section (05-03-2012
20090128640IMAGE DEVICE AND LENS BARREL - Provided is an imaging device capable of reducing image degradation due to a shake of a hand or an object and easily capturing an image of preferable image quality. The imaging device (05-21-2009
20090316010IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, IMAGE BLUR CORRECTING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image pickup device includes: an image pickup optical system configured to form a subject image; an image pickup element configured to generate a picked-up image from the subject image formed by the image pickup optical system; an image blur detecting section configured to output an image blur signal using a motion detecting sensor; an arithmetic section configured to calculate an amount of image blur correction including an amount of optical correction and an amount of electronic correction on a basis of the image blur signal; an optical image blur correcting section configured to move at least one of an optical element forming a part of the image pickup optical system and the image pickup element in accordance with the amount of optical correction; and an electronic image blur correcting section configured to correct electronically an image blur of the picked-up image by image processing based on the amount of electronic correction.12-24-2009
20090046160CAMERA SHAKE CORRECTING DEVICE - Methods for realizing a video blur detecting function include methods of detecting a video blur by means of a sensor such as an angular velocity sensor and methods of detecting it by means of a sensor and motion prediction of moving picture encoding. Use of a sensor is disadvantageous in cost, mounting volume, and shock resistance, and it is difficult to mount the video blur detecting function in a device such as a portable telephone. When camera shake correction is detected by using only motion prediction of moving picture encoding, the average or median of the whole is used by using motion prediction of the whole encoding units constituting the frame, and therefore the accuracy of camera shake detection is low. According to the invention, a video device comprising a video signal acquiring section, a video signal encoding section, an intermediate information comparing section, a video blur value detecting section, and an encoding unit weighting determining section is provided.02-19-2009
20090046161Method and Apparatus for Initiating Subsequent Exposures Based On Determination Of Motion Blurring Artifacts - A digital image acquisition system includes a portable apparatus for capturing digital images and a digital processing component for detecting, analyzing, invoking subsequent image captures and informing the photographer regarding motion blur, and for reducing camera motion blur in an image captured by the apparatus. The digital processing component operates by comparing the image with at least one other image, for example a preview image, of nominally the same scene taken outside the exposure period of the main image. In one embodiment the digital processing component identifies at least one feature in a single preview image which is relatively less blurred than the corresponding feature in the main image, calculates a point spread function (PSF) in respect of such feature, and initiates a subsequent capture if determined that the motion blur exceeds a certain threshold. In another embodiment the digital processing determines the degree of blur by analyzing the motion blur in the captured image itself, and initiates a subsequent capture if determined that the motion blur exceeds a certain threshold. Such real time analysis may use the auto focusing mechanism to qualitatively determine the PSF.02-19-2009
20100295956Imaging apparatus and shake correcting method - An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that generates an image signal of a picked up image by performing photoelectric conversion for an optical image formed by an imaging optical system; a shake detecting unit that detects a shake; a correction amount setting unit that sets a shake correction amount used for correcting the shake based on the shake detected by the shake detecting unit; and a correction processing unit that performs correction of distortion aberration generated by the imaging optical system for the picked up image, movement of an extraction area for an image in which the distortion aberration is corrected in accordance with the shake correction amount, and extraction of an image of the extraction area.11-25-2010
20100315519VIBRATION CORRECTION CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR CORRECTING DISPLACEMENT OF OPTICAL AXIS CAUSED BY VIBRATION, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SAID VIBRATION CORRECTION CONTROL CIRCUIT - In a vibration correction control circuit mounted on an image pickup apparatus including an image pickup unit, provided with lenses, image pickup devices and vibration detecting element, and a driver element for adjusting the position of the image pickup unit, the equalizer generates a drive signal used to move the image pickup unit in a direction along which to reduce the vibration applied to the image pickup unit, based on the output signal of the vibration detecting element. A verifying-signal input circuit supplies a dummy vibration-component signal to the equalizer.12-16-2010
20130141603OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER AND OPTICAL APPARATUS - The optical image stabilizer sets a movable amount of an image stabilizing element to a first movable amount when a detection signal from a shake detector does not exceed a first value. The stabilizer sets the movable amount to a second movable amount when the signal exceeds the first value and then exceeds, without exceeding a second value, a third value within a first period of time, sets the movable amount to a third movable amount when the signal exceeds the first value and then does not exceed the second and third values, sets the movable amount to the second movable amount when the signal exceeds the first value, then exceeds the second value and thereafter exceeds a fourth value, and sets the movable amount to the third movable amount when the signal exceeds the first value and then exceeds the second value without exceeding the fourth value.06-06-2013
20110019015IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD CONFIGURED TO CALCULATE DEFOCUS AMOUNT OF DESIGNATED AREA - An image processing apparatus includes a focus detector configured to detect a focus state of a focus detection area by detecting a shift amount between a pair of image signals of an object image, a memory configured to store an image photoelectrically converted and output from an image pickup device, the focus detection area, and the image signals, a setting unit configured to set a designated area in the image stored in the memory, a calculating unit configured to calculate a defocus amount of the designated area using the pair of image signals corresponding to the designated area among the image signals stored by the memory, and a display unit configured to display the defocus amount of the designated area.01-27-2011
20100134640METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL IMAGE STABILIZATION - A method and a system for digital image stabilization are provided for a digital image sequence. The present method calculates local motion vectors between two adjacent images by an interlaced Gray-coded bit-plane matching. An appropriate global motion vector is obtained by weighted accumulation of all local motion vectors. Finally, an accumulated motion vector is obtained by the global motion vector so as to process a motion correction on the digital image sequence and produce a stabile output image.06-03-2010
20120120265REAL TIME VIDEO STABILIZATION - The present invention provides a method and a system for video stabilization in real time. The method comprises the steps of: estimating an optical flow from an previous image, I05-17-2012
20110149096IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - When correcting rotary shake, an area to be referenced when distortion aberration correction is performed is rotated by a detected rotation amount in a direction correcting the rotary shake, such that the reference area fits into the area of an image that has been captured. A rectangular image of the same size as the captured image is obtained by applying distortion aberration correction to an image included in the reference area. If the reference area will not fit into the area of the captured image when rotated by the detected rotation amount, the reference area is rotated by a maximum angle at which the reference area will fit into the area of the captured image, and distortion aberration correction is applied to the image included in the reference area. Information on the captured angle of view can thereby be effectively used when performing distortion aberration correction and rotary shake correction.06-23-2011
20100053346Image Processing Apparatus, Imaging Apparatus, Solid-State Imaging Device, Image Processing Method and Program - An image processing apparatus includes: a shaking estimating unit configured to estimate the shaking information of an image generated within a predetermined period of time; a short-time-exposure shaking correcting unit configured to correct the shaking of a plurality of short-time-exposure images generated due to intermittent exposure within the predetermined period of time based on the estimated shaking information; a long-time-exposure shaking correcting unit configured to correct the shaking of a long-time-exposure image generated due to consecutive exposure within the predetermined period of time based on the estimated shaking information; and an image synthesizing unit configured to synthesize the corrected short-time-exposure images and the corrected long-time-exposure image.03-04-2010
20120314094IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a histogram computation block configured to compute a histogram of a plurality of motion vectors of each image detected for each of continuously taken images; an acceleration vector computation block configured to compute an acceleration vector corresponding to a change in the histogram; and a camera-shake correction amount computation block configured, on the basis of the acceleration vector and first motion vector for correction used in processing on an image preceding an image subject to processing, by assuming a second motion vector for correction for use in processing on the image subject to processing, to compute a camera-shake correction amount corresponding to the second motion vector for correction.12-13-2012
20120033094IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR IMAGING DEVICE - An image capture device of the present invention includes: a first image capture element 02-09-2012
20120242848BIT LENGTH CONVERTING CIRCUIT FOR FLOATING-POINT NUMBERS, AND VIBRATION CORRECTION CONTROL CIRCUIT USING THE BIT LENGTH CONVERTING CIRCUIT - The bit length reducing unit reduces the bit length of an operand expressed by a floating-point number and outputs the operand to a computing unit. The bit length increasing unit increases the bit length of the result value of operation represented by the floating-point number inputted from the computing unit and restores the original bit length. The bit length reducing unit discards a preset number of higher-order bits of the exponent part of the floating-point number and at the same time adds a positive or negative offset value to the exponent part with the higher-order bits discarded, according to an application to be executed by the computing unit. The bit length increasing unit restores the bits discarded by the bit length reducing unit 09-27-2012
20120307087Zoom Lens System, Imaging Device and Camera - A zoom lens system comprising: a positive first lens unit; a negative second lens unit; a positive third lens unit; and a subsequent lens unit, wherein the first to third lens units move along an optical axis in zooming, a part of the third lens unit is a third-b lens unit moving in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, and the conditions: 1.5<(D12-06-2012
20110050920METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REDUCING MOTION BLUR - The present invention relates to a method for reducing motion blur. According to the method, at least two image frames are captured. A sequence of values is provided. All captured frames are processed by subsequently associating one sequence value with each captured frame. The processed captured frames are accumulated and a deconvolution is applied to the accumulated frame.03-03-2011
20110050919Adaptive PSF Estimation Technique Using a Sharp Preview and a Blurred Image - An adaptive motion estimation and deblurring technique for acquired digital images includes acquiring multiple digital images with a moving digital image acquisition device that includes an image sensor, including a relatively sharp, underexposed reference image and a blurred image. Anb initial approximate point spread function (PSF) is estimated corresponding to the moving of the device. A different DC offset point is determined and a second PSF is calculated based on the different DC offset point.03-03-2011
20130222625IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a high dynamic range synthesizing circuit includes an interpolation processing unit. The interpolation processing unit generates an interpolated signal for a first pixel, which is set as a target pixel, through an interpolation process using a second image signal from a second pixel which is a peripheral pixel. The interpolation processing unit generates an interpolated signal for the second pixel, which is set as a target pixel, through an interpolation process using the first image signal from the first pixel which is a peripheral pixel.08-29-2013
20120044370IMAGE STABILIZER AND ANTI-VIBRATION CAMERA MODULE USING SAME - An image stabilizer includes a circuit board, a stationary member secured on the circuit board and defines a first receiving space and a first central axis, a moveable member received in the first receiving space, a driving assembly including a first magnetic member secured to the stationary member and a second magnetic member secured to the moveable member, a resilient assembly interconnecting the stationary member and the moveable member, and a photo-detector fixed on the circuit board and facing the moveable member. The driving assembly drives the moveable member to rotate about a first axis and a second axis relative to the stationary member through magnetic interaction between the first and second magnetic members. The resilient assembly counter-rotates the moveable member about the first axis and the second axis relative to the stationary member. The photo-detector detects vibration or movement of the moveable member relative to the stationary member.02-23-2012
20120007997IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - The invention provides an image pickup apparatus with a blur correcting unit which has a display function of causing a photographer to easily confirm a photographed image. The image pickup apparatus includes photographing lens which forms an object image, a photoelectric conversion unit which is disposed on a predicted image plane of the photographing lens, a display unit which displays a photographed image obtained by the photoelectric conversion unit, an image display control unit which displays the photographed image by the display unit after the photographed image is obtained by the photoelectric conversion unit, a distance information acquiring unit which obtains distance information in the photographed image, and a blur correcting unit which performs blur correction on the photographed image based on the distance information obtained by the distance information acquiring unit. The image display control unit displays the photographed image where plural distances in the photographed image are focused.01-12-2012
20080291285IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING GLOBAL MOTION VECTOR OF PLURALITY OF IMAGE FRAMES - An imaging device performs a process for dividing each of a plurality of image frames constituting moving image information generated by an imaging unit into a plurality of blocks; a process for tracking predetermined ones of the obtained blocks in one of two image frames before and after the image frame of interest to calculate a plurality of motion vectors of the blocks, respectively; a process for comparing one of the calculated motion vectors with each of other motion vectors, the one motion vector serving as an evaluation target, thereby calculating a global motion vector of the one image frame; and a process for excluding blocks present within a predetermined distance from one block related to one motion vector serving as the evaluation target from comparison targets the motion vectors of which are to be compared with the one motion vector, when the global motion vector calculation unit calculates the global motion vector.11-27-2008
20120057036IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image capture device of the present invention includes: a plurality of image sensors (03-08-2012
20120154615OPTICAL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An optical apparatus includes a compensation unit compensating for a blur in an image formed by an imaging optical system, a shake detection unit detecting a shake of the apparatus, a position detection unit detecting a position of the compensation unit, wherein the position detection unit comprising variable detection accuracy, a driving control unit calculating a drive target position of the compensation unit based on a shake amount and the position of the compensation unit, a driving unit driving the compensation unit to the drive target position, a switching determination unit determining whether or not to perform switching of the detection accuracy of the position detection unit, and a control unit controlling the detection accuracy such that the detection accuracy is increased during moving image capture in a case where it is determined to perform switching of the detection accuracy of the position detection unit.06-21-2012
20110090352IMAGE DEBLURRING USING A SPATIAL IMAGE PRIOR - A method for determining a deblurred image, the method implemented at least in part by a data processing system and comprising: receiving a sharp image of a scene captured with a short exposure time; receiving a blurred image of the scene captured with a longer exposure time than the sharp image, wherein the blurred image has a higher level of motion blur and a lower level of image noise than the sharp image; determining a blur kernel responsive to the sharp image and the blurred image; determining one or more reference differential images responsive to the sharp image; determining a deblurred image responsive to the blurred image, the blur kernel and the one or more reference differential images; and storing the deblurred image in a processor-accessible memory system.04-21-2011
20100289909Reducing Video Shaking - Included are embodiments for reducing undesirable motion in a video. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving a plurality of video frames that comprise at least one segment of a video, the plurality of video frames being captured by a capture device and determining a maximum undesired movement of the capture device for the plurality of video frames during the at least one segment. Some embodiments include trimming at least a portion of the video frames according to the determined maximum undesired movement such that the undesirable movement in the video is reduced.11-18-2010
20100289908CAMERA MODULE HAVING ANTI-SHAKE MECHANISM - An exemplary camera module includes a circuit board, an image sensor mounted on the circuit board, a lens module including a lens, a position sensor, a number of magnetic field generators mounted on the lens, and electrical wire groups arranged adjacent to the respective magnetic field generators. The lens is held a distance from the circuit board by holding wires fixed on the circuit board. The position sensor detects displacements of the lens module and the image sensor relative to the object. The electrical wire groups are subject to Ampere's forces and applying the reverse forces of the Ampere's forces to the magnetic field generators, such that the magnetic field generators together with the lens are moved to provide a correction of the displacements of the lens, thus an image of an object is captured at a predetermined region of the image sensor.11-18-2010
20120218427METHOD FOR PROVIDING A STABILIZED VIDEO SEQUENCE - A method for providing a stabilized digital video sequence, comprising: analyzing a set of image frames captured at different times to determine one-dimensional image frame representations; combining the one-dimensional frame representations to form a two-dimensional spatiotemporal representation of the video sequence; identifying a set of trajectories corresponding to structures in the two-dimensional spatiotemporal representation; identify a set of foreground trajectory segments and a set of background trajectory segments; analyzing the background trajectory segments to estimate a motion pattern for the digital video camera; analyzing the motion pattern for the digital video camera to determine a undesired motion portion corresponding to an unintended camera shaking motion; applying spatial shifts to at least some of the image frames of the digital video sequence to provide a stabilized digital video sequence.08-30-2012
20120169893Image Capturing Device and Image Capturing Method Thereof - An image capturing device and an image capturing method thereof are disclosed. The image capturing device includes an image capturing module and a processing module. The image capturing module captures a plurality of temporary images corresponding to a scene. The processing module sequentially analyzes the temporary images and generates a plurality of analysis results. The processing module dynamically adjusts the sampling time of the image capturing module capturing each temporary image according to the analysis results. Moreover, the processing module selects some of the plurality of temporary images according to the analysis results to integrate images. The image capturing module stops capturing the temporary images based upon a stop signal, and finally a storage image is generated.07-05-2012
20120224074MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A mobile communication apparatus comprises: a first camera unit for capturing an image of a subject; a second camera unit for capturing an image of the camera operator or an image of an object possessed by the camera operator; an activation control unit; an operation recognizing unit; and an image capture control unit. The activation control unit controls, in response to an activation instruction, the second camera unit to start an image capture operation and sequentially generate still-image data. The operation recognizing unit compares, in response to an instruction to start the image capture operation, still-image data, specifically, current still-image data and the previous still-image data. If the current still-image data have varied relative to the previous still-image data, the image capture control unit controls the first camera unit to capture an image of the subject to generate image capture data. In this way, the mobile communication apparatus can prevent any blur from occurring when the camera function is used to capture an image of a subject.09-06-2012
20110122266METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING POINT SPREAD FUNCTION - A method of estimating a point spread function (PSF) includes: estimating a global motion between a short-exposure image and a long-exposure image that are continuously captured using different exposure times, and compensating for the global motion; calculating a first resultant image by applying a band pass filter to the short-exposure image; calculating a second resultant image by applying the band pass filter to the long-exposure image; converting the first resultant image and the second resultant image into n-level images, where n is an odd natural number greater than or equal to 3, by deducing a first n-level resultant image and a second n-level resultant image from the first resultant image and the second resultant image, respectively; correlating the first n-level resultant image and the second n-level resultant image, and calculating a correlation map; and deducing the PSF from the correlation map.05-26-2011
20110122265IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus including a motion detecting unit for detecting the motion quantity of an image on the basis of plural frame images photographed by a CMOS image capturing device; a motion predicting unit for predicting a traveling speed of the image capturing apparatus when capturing an image on the basis of the motion quantity; a correction value calculating unit for calculating a correction value for correcting the motion quantity of the image so that, the larger the traveling speed is, the longer the traveling motion of the image capturing apparatus intended by a user remains; and a motion compensating unit for performing compensation that allows only the traveling motion of the image capturing apparatus intended by the user to remain in the image with the use of the correction value.05-26-2011
20110037862ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAMERA - An adjustment system includes a sensor, a processing unit, and a driving unit. The sensor is mounted on an electronic device to measure changes in position of the electronic device and output measurement results correspondingly. The processing unit receives the measurement results to obtain an angle of inclination of the electronic device relative to a datum plane correspondingly, and outputs an angle control signal according to the angle of inclination. The driving unit receives the angle control signal, and adjusts a shooting angle of a camera. The electronic device displays images captured by the camera.02-17-2011
20120086822BLUR CORRECTION DEVICE AND BLUR CORRECTION METHOD - Blur correction device (04-12-2012
20100060745Image processing device, image processisng method, and information terminal apparatus - Provision is made for obtaining a high-quality image with noise, such as ringing, reduced.03-11-2010
20110157383Digital Photographing Apparatus, Method for Controlling the Same, and Computer-Readable Medium - A method of controlling a digital photographing apparatus successively photographs one short exposure image and a plurality of long exposure images. A global motion of each of the long exposure images is compensated based on the one short exposure image. A Point Spread Function (PSF) of each of the one short exposure image and the long exposure images are extracted. A shake correction image is extracted through a repeat estimation by determining an initial value of the repeat estimation based on the one short exposure image and the long exposure images and using each PSF.06-30-2011
20130169833IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS - An image sensing apparatus has an image sensor which outputs, according to a subject, a first image signal in which each pixel is assigned color information of one color; a shake detection portion which detects a translational shake that causes the subject to translate on a moving image based on the output signal of the image sensor and a rotational shake that causes the subject to rotate; and a shake correction portion which corrects, based on the result of detection by the shake detection portion, the translational and rotational shakes contained in the first image signal. The shake correction portion first corrects the translational shake contained in the first image signal, then converts the first image signal into a second image signal in which each pixel is assigned color information of a plurality of colors, and then corrects the rotational shake contained in the second image signal.07-04-2013
20080218594Differential Phase Correlation - Acceleration of a set of three frames of video with N movers may be determined by generating an inverse Fourier transformation of a differential phase correlation matrix of the three frames. The resultant acceleration estimate may be integrated with the velocity and offset estimates for the second frame so as to provide an offset estimate for the third frame. The third frame may then be co-registered with a reference frame. This process may be repeated for subsequent frames so that subsequent frames may also be registered to the reference frame so that video jitter that was caused by platform shake may be reduced or eliminated.09-11-2008
20130128065Methods and Apparatus for Robust Video Stabilization - Methods and apparatus for robust video stabilization. A video stabilization technique applies a feature tracking technique to an input video sequence to generate feature trajectories. The technique applies a video partitioning technique to segment the input video sequence into factorization windows and transition windows. The technique smoothes the trajectories in each of the windows, in sequence. For factorization windows, a subspace-based optimization technique may be used. For transition windows, a direct track optimization technique that uses a similarity motion model may be used. The technique then determines and applies warping models to the frames in the video sequence. In at least some embodiments, the warping models may include a content-preserving warping model, a homography model, a similarity transform model, and a whole-frame translation model. The warped frames may then be cropped according to a cropping technique.05-23-2013
20130141602IMAGING DEVICE - This imaging device comprises: a storage unit that sequentially stores a plurality of frame images based on an imaging signal from an imaging sensor for capturing images of a subject light and also stores a still image corresponding to any of the plurality of frame images; a movie image generation unit that generates slow-motion movie images to be played back at a second frame rate lower than a first frame rate indicative of the number of frame images stored in the storage unit in a unit of time, on the basis of the plurality of frame images stored in the storage unit; and an image stabilization amount calculation unit that uses, as a reference, the frame image corresponding to the still image from among the plurality of frame images, to calculate an image stabilization amount for the slow-motion movie images.06-06-2013
20130141601SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING GYROSCOPIC IMAGE STABILIZATION - Systems and methods for performing digital image stabilization implemented in a digital camera. The digital camera includes a gyroscope to measure motion of the digital camera and processes the signals from the gyroscope to track the total displacement of an image sensor over a series of frames of video. The algorithm implemented by the digital camera includes a processing block for correcting a DC bias in the signals from the gyroscope, a filter for attenuating the signals during periods of high acceleration, a processing block for detecting the start of a panning motion, and a processing block for quickly retracing the digital image stabilization correction back to the center of the image sensor during a panning motion.06-06-2013
20130235221CHOOSING OPTIMAL CORRECTION IN VIDEO STABILIZATION - To correct for the motion a perspective transform of a pair of matrices can be applied to an input image to provide an output frame. The first matrix can represent a transform to be applied to the input frame and the second matrix can represent an identity matrix. Each matrix can contribute to the output frame according to a respective weighting factor. The weighting factors for the two matrices can be determined based on an estimate of the overscan.09-12-2013
20130147977IRIS DEBLURRING METHOD BASED ON GLOBAL AND LOCAL IRIS IMAGE STATISTICS - A method of identifying a living being includes using a camera to capture a blurred visual image of an iris of the living being. The blurred visual image is digitally unblurred based on a distribution of eye image gradients in an empirically-collected sample of eye images and characteristics of pupil region. The unblurred image is processed to determine an identity of the living being.06-13-2013
20120274795SHAKE CORRECTION DEVICE, SHAKE CORRECTION METHOD, AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A shake correction device includes a shake detection unit detecting shake so as to generate a shake detection signal, a driving unit displacing a relative positional relationship between a lens unit and an imaging device with respect to an optical axis so as to displace the position on the imaging surface of an optical image formed on an imaging surface of the imaging device, a displacement detection unit detecting a displacement state of the correction lens unit or the imaging device, a filter processing unit performing a filter process of the shake detection signal, and a correction control unit displacing the relative positional relationship between the lens unit and the imaging device according to the filter-processed shake detection signal so as to correct the shake of the optical image on the imaging surface generated by the shake detected by the shake detection unit.11-01-2012
20110234826IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, METHOD, PROGRAM, AND CIRCUIT - An image capturing apparatus (09-29-2011
20130155264MOTION SENSOR BASED VIRTUAL TRIPOD METHOD FOR VIDEO STABILIZATION - An apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium for motion sensor-based video stabilization. A motion sensor may capture motion data of a video sequence. A controller may compute average motion data of the camera used to capture the video sequence based on motion data from the motion sensor. The controller may then determine the difference between the actual camera motion and the average camera motion to set a video stabilization strength parameter for the frames in the video sequence. A video stabilization unit may utilize the strength parameter to stabilize the frames in the video sequence.06-20-2013
20120281104PICTURE PROCESSING DEVICE, PICTURE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM FOR PICTURE PROCESSING, AND IMAGING DEVICE - The picture processing device of the present invention includes: a rotational motion distance calculating unit which calculates a rotational motion distance of a second picture with respect to a first picture; a cutout picture generating unit which (i) generates a first cutout picture from the first picture, and (ii) and generates a second cutout picture from a first corrected picture, the first corrected picture being generated from the second picture whose rotational displacement amount, in a combination of directions in three axes, is corrected; a parallel motion amount calculating unit which calculates a parallel motion amount of a second cutout picture with respect to the first cutout picture; and a motion amount determining unit which determines a motion amount of the second picture with respect to the first picture.11-08-2012
20120133787IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An imaging device includes: a first imaging unit which does not include a phase difference detecting pixel on an imaging element; a second imaging unit which includes a phase difference detecting pixel on an imaging element; a pixel comparing unit which compares first obtained image obtained by the first imaging unit with a second obtained image obtained by the second imaging unit; a correcting unit which corrects phase difference information obtained by the second imaging unit based on a comparison result by the image comparing unit; a phase difference applying unit which applies the phase difference information corrected by the correcting unit to the first obtained image; and a recording unit which records image information.05-31-2012
20130182134Methods and Systems for Processing a Video for Stabilization Using Dynamic Crop - Methods and systems for processing a video for stabilization are described. A recorded video may be stabilized by removing at least a portion of shake introduced in the video. An original camera path for a camera used to record the video may be determined. A crop window size may be selected and a crop window transform may accordingly be determined. The crop window transform may describe a transform of the original camera path to a modified camera path that is smoother than the original camera path. A smoothness metric indicative of a degree of smoothness of the modified path may be determined. Based on a comparison of the smoothness metric to a predetermined threshold, for example, the crop window transform may be applied to the original video to obtain a stabilized modified video.07-18-2013
20130182135IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - An image processing device includes an image input portion, a motion vector acquisition portion and a distortion component estimation portion. The image input portion inputs a target image which is an image to be processed. The motion vector acquisition portion acquires a motion vector generated by relative movement with respect to a subject drawn in the target image when an imaging device which has generated the target image generates the target image. The distortion component estimation portion estimates a rolling shutter distortion component of the target image based on the motion vector.07-18-2013
20130120601PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS USING CODED LIGHT, AND METHOD THEREOF - A photographing apparatus includes a light source to continuously emit a light, a photographing unit to photograph an object, a control unit to control radiation of the light by turning the light source on and off according to a light control code during a shutter time of the photographing unit, and an image processing unit to restore an image of the object using a frequency component value of the data captured at the photographing unit during the shutter time. Accordingly, efficient de-blurring is provided.05-16-2013
20130242122IMAGE SYNTHESIS DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IMAGE SYNTHESIS - An image synthesis device includes: a first pixel selection unit which selects, from a first filter area around a pixel of interest on a first image, a first pixel having a value within a first allowable range including a value of a pixel of interest; a second pixel selection unit which sets a second filter area around a reference pixel located on a second image having a longer exposure time than the first image in the same position as the pixel of interest, and selects, from the second filter area, a second pixel having a value within a second allowable range including the value of the pixel of interest; and a synthesis unit which sets a synthetic value, acquired by synthesizing the values of the first and the second pixel, as the value of a pixel on the synthetic image in the same position as the pixel of interest.09-19-2013
20120081558IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE, IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM THEREOF - An image capture device includes: an optical system for producing a subject image; an imager, which receives the subject image and outputs a signal representing an image including the subject image; a sensor for detecting the shake of the device itself by the movement of the device; and an image processing section, which receives the signal representing the image and crops and outputs a part of the image and which changes the cropping range of the image, thereby reducing the shakiness of the subject image in the image that has been caused by the shake of the device itself. The image processing section determines whether the cropping range of the image needs to be changed based on the shake of the device itself that has been detected by the sensor or based on the motion of the subject image.04-05-2012
20100013940IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A circuit processing a method is provided that is more practical for restoring an image as well as preventing a device from becoming large. The image processing device includes an image processing unit for processing an image. The processing unit produces restored data approaching to an initial image data before fluctuating by repeating the following processes: generating comparison data Io′ from arbitrary signal data Io by using data G of fluctuation factor information that triggers image fluctuation; comparing the comparison data Io′ with original image data Img′ as an object to be processed thereafter; producing a restored data Io+n by allocating a difference data δ to the arbitrary image data Io while using the data G of fluctuation factor information; and substituting the restored data Io+n for the arbitrary signal data Io thereafter. Further, various methods using the above basic processing can also be applied.01-21-2010
20100128134PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS WITH ANTI-SHAKE FUNCTION - A photographic apparatus with an anti-shake function includes an image sensing unit, a shake parameter detecting unit, a processor module, and a driving unit. The shake parameter detecting unit detects a shake parameter, and the shake parameter is digitized and calculated to produce a shake compensating signal through the processor module. Finally, the driving unit receives the shake compensating signal and to adjust a position of the image sensing unit according to the shake compensating signal. Whereby, the photographic apparatus can detect regular shake, such as a human heartbeat rhythm or a human muscle rhythm to predict the direction and magnitude of the shake. Also the detected shake parameter can be calculated and compensated to reduce failure rate of photographing indistinct photos due to the regular shake.05-27-2010
20130271616METHOD OF ANALYZING MOTION BLUR USING DOUBLE DISCRETE WAVELET TRANSFORM - A method of processing a motion blurred image from an imaging device to recover a latent sharp image. The method includes capturing a motion blurred image signal through the imaging device, computing a second signal as a two-dimensional wavelet transform of the motion blurred image signal, and using the second signal to perform a first autocorrelation analysis to estimate the blur kernel. After estimating the blur kernel, a local autocorrelation analysis yields a blur kernel length and direction at each pixel location of the motion blurred image. In addition, the second signal is denoised and the discrete wavelet transform coefficients reconstructed from the blur kernel length and direction. Performing an inverse discrete wavelet transform of the discrete wavelet transform coefficients recovers the latent sharp image.10-17-2013

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