This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to detailing modern digital camera processing pipeline design, unifying the diverse, multi–faceted fields involved by developing a common language, and by providing different entry points for practitioners with various backgrounds. It covers the entire process of digital photography, from the shutter click to the production of a displayable image, leading to an understanding of all facets of camera design. The focus is on the building blocks that make up the processing pipeline, and system–level considerations for how these blocks are put together, enabling the reader to understand the complexities of digital cameras. Background chapters provide a basic understanding of the different subject areas involved in the pipeline, followed by the detail of digital pipeline design. Core/baseline pipeline is covered (eg CFA sampling, demosaicking, colour correction, white balance), before moving on to advanced features (eg face detection, high dynamic range, video, bad pixel amelioration, denoising, sensor crosstalk, barrel distortion, deblurring, colour enhancement), and implementational details (eg ASIC, DSP, cell phone) that differentiate one pipeline from another.
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