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Homework Help: Speed up a image alignment function using FFT

  1. Jun 30, 2009 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I need to speed up a image alignment function using FFT

    2. Relevant equations

    FFT, correlation coefficient (for deciding best alignment)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    This function works but a fail to see how it is any better that a naive evaluation of the correlation coefficient.

    Code (Text):

    function [a, b] = Align(f, g)

        [h, w] = size(f);
        a = 0;
        b = 0;
        cmax = 0;
        G = fft2(g);
        G = conj(G);
        for j=1:h-1
            for k=1:w-1
                fs = circshift(f, [j,k]);
                F = fft2(fs);

                c = sum(F(:).*G(:));
                if c > cmax
                    cmax = c;
                    a = j;
                    b = k;
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  3. Jul 6, 2009 #2
    Re: Fft

    i thought fft was fast fourier transform
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