RAWtoBit: A Fully End-to-End Camera ISP Network

Wooseok Jeong, Seung-Won Jung ;


"Image compression is an essential and last processing unit in the camera image signal processing (ISP) pipeline. While many studies have been made to replace the conventional ISP pipeline with a single end-to-end optimized deep learning model, image compression is barely considered as a part of the model. In this paper, we investigate the designing of a fully end-to-end optimized camera ISP incorporating image compression. To this end, we propose RAWtoBit network (RBN) that can effectively perform both tasks simultaneously. RBN is further improved with a novel knowledge distillation scheme by introducing two teacher networks specialized in each task. Extensive experiments demonstrate that our proposed method significantly outperforms alternative approaches in terms of rate-distortion trade-off."

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