UDP – a New Universal Demosaicing Pipeline Algorithm for RGB Color Filter Arrays

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A new universal demosaicing method suitable for imaging pipelines using a RGB color filter array (CFA) is proposed. The proposed algorithm can reconstruct single-sensor images registered by a digital camera equipped with any RGB CFA currently in use. The algorithm includes a spatio-spectral interpolation model, a new edge-detection technique, and a post processing to reduce the color shifts and artifacts of the reconstructed image. Experimental results over various test CFA patterns and real images demonstrate the efficiency and feasibility of a universal demosaicing algorithm proposed in the paper. Two methods - objective metrics (mean squared error - MSE and peak signal to noise ratio - PSNR), and subjective evaluation are used to analyze the results

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