Noise Reduction Filters for Dynamic Image Sequences: A Review

James C. Brailean, Richard P. Kleihorst, Richard P. Kleihorst, Serafim Efstratiadis, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Reginald L. Lagendijk

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In this paper, a thorough review is presented of noise reduction filters for digital image sequences. Detailed descriptions of several spatiotemporal and temporal noise reduction algorithms are provided. To aid in comparing between these different algorithms, we classify them based on their support (i.e., 3-D or 1-D filter) and whether or not motion compensation is employed. Several algorithms from each of the four categories are implemented and tested on real sequences degraded to various signal-to-noise ratios. These experimental results are discussed and analyzed to determine the overall advantages and disadvantages of the four general classifications, as well as, the individual filters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1272-1292
Number of pages21
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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