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Automatic video matting based on hybrid video object segmentation and closed-form matting

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Wu-Chih Hu

National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, #300, Liu-Ho Road, Makung City, Penghu, Taiwan

Jung-Fu Hsu

National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, #300, Liu-Ho Road, Makung City, Penghu, Taiwan

Deng-Yuan Huang

Dayeh University, Department of Electrical Engineering, #168, University Road, Dacun, Changhua 515, Taiwan

J. Electron. Imaging. 22(2), 023005 (Apr 26, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.22.2.023005
History: Received July 24, 2012; Revised March 19, 2013; Accepted March 27, 2013
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Abstract.  This paper proposes an automatic video matting method that uses hybrid video object segmentation and closed-form matting. Hybrid video object segmentation, based on background construction-based video object segmentation and foreground extraction-based video object segmentation, is used to obtain reliable foreground objects. Next, the trimaps are automatically generated using two different scanning windows from the hybrid video object segmentation results. Finally, closed-form matting is used, with the automatically generated trimaps, to yield the alpha mattes and the foreground objects with an opacity estimate. Experimental results show that the proposed method outperforms state-of-the-art automatic video matting methods based on closed-form matting.

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Wu-Chih Hu ; Jung-Fu Hsu and Deng-Yuan Huang
"Automatic video matting based on hybrid video object segmentation and closed-form matting", J. Electron. Imaging. 22(2), 023005 (Apr 26, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.22.2.023005


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