8 March 2005 Compression of CCD raw images for digital still cameras
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Lossless compression of raw CCD images captured using color filter arrays has several benefits. The benefits include improved storage capacity, reduced memory bandwidth, and lower power consumption for digital still camera processors. The paper discusses the benefits in detail and proposes the use of a computationally efficient block adaptive scheme for lossless compression. Experimental results are provided that indicate that the scheme performs well for CCD raw images attaining compression factors of more than two. The block adaptive method also compares favorably with JPEG-LS. A discussion is provided indicating how the proposed lossless coding scheme can be incorporated into digital still camera processors enabling lower memory bandwidth and storage requirements.
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Parthasarathy Sriram, Subramania Sudharsanan, "Compression of CCD raw images for digital still cameras", Proc. SPIE 5683, Embedded Processors for Multimedia and Communications II, (8 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596869; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596869
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