Fast digital image stabilizer based on Gray-coded bit-plane matching

Sung Jea Ko, Sung Hee Lee, Seung Won Jeon, Eui Sung Kang

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In this paper, a fast digital image stabilizer based on the Gray-coded bit-plane matching is proposed which is robust to irregular conditions such as moving objects and intentional panning. The proposed digital image stabilization (DIS) system performs motion estimation using the Gray-coded bit-plane of video sequences, greatly reducing the computational load. This motion estimation method can be realized using only binary Boolean functions which have significantly reduced computational complexity, while the accuracy of motion estimation is maintained. In order to further improve the computational efficiency, the Gray-coded bit-plane matching with the three-step search (3SS) is proposed. Experimental results indicate that the proposed digital image stabilizer is a computationally efficient alternative to existing DIS systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-603
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
'This work was supported in pert by Korea Research Foundation and by SAMSUNG Electronics Co.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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