Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Ping-Sing Tsai

Second Advisor

Dr. Zhixiang Chen

Third Advisor

Dr. Peter A. Ng


Histogram equalization rather than hard scaling can be used as an effective technique to counter automatic white balance correction in video processing to facilitate motion detection in video sequences. Benefits of this method are less user interaction needed by not needing to preview the image to select a scaling area and reduction of the non-focused changes in the video caused by using a scaling area. Reduced interaction lends itself to data mining of video.


Copyright 2005 David D. Kirtley. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American