Hot Pixel Removal within Colour Filter Array Demosaicking using Modified Bilateral Filters

Sharmil Randhawa, Jim Li

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    Abstract

    Hot pixels are defective pixels in image sensors produced in the manufacturing process. The amount of these hot pixels is likely to be higher for higher resolution digital cameras, and this may increase with usage. These defective pixels are impulsive in nature and will cause severe colour artifact problems in the colour filter array (CFA) interpolation process for demosaicking of a full colour image. In our proposed method, novel modified bilateral filters are developed to exclude these defective pixels from interfering with the demosaicking process. Once the missing colour pixels are populated, a median based detail-preserving filter is then applied to remove hot pixels from the original sensor data. From our experimental results, it has been shown that our proposed method is able to exclude hot pixels within the demosaicking process in order to minimise colour artifacts. These results have visually and quantitatively confirmed that the proposed method outperforms other existing techniques.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages178-183
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
    Event28th International Conference on Image and Vision Conference on Image and Vision -
    Duration: 27 Nov 2013 → …

    Conference

    Conference28th International Conference on Image and Vision Conference on Image and Vision
    Period27/11/13 → …

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