Color imaging device and method


Application Number: 00108702
Application Date: 2000.05.30
Publication Number: 1275870
Publication Date: 2000.12.06
Priority Information: 1999/5/31 JP 152934/99
International: H04N9/73
Applicant(s) Name: Sony Corp.
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Inventor(s) Name: Une Eisuke;Kayano Noriko
Patent Agency Code: 11105
Patent Agent: huang xiaolin
Abstract To eliminate an amplitude difference between luminance signals from pixels included in horizontal lines of color filters, caused by a sensitivity difference from one photosensor to another in a CCD, and reduce a horizontal stripe-like noise appearing in a monitoring image and captured image, there is provided an arithmetic circuit to calculate an amplitude difference in Gr and Gb signals based on an output from a four-channel detector to set gains multiplied by compensation factors, respectively, with which the white balance-processed Gr and Gb signals are equal in amplitude to each other, thereby controlling the gain of a while balance amplifier.