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Multiview video quality enhancement

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Ljubomir Jovanov, Hiêp Luong, Wilfried Philips

iMinds-IPI-Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

J. Electron. Imaging. 25(1), 013031 (Feb 16, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.25.1.013031
History: Received May 15, 2015; Accepted January 13, 2016
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Abstract.  Realistic visualization is crucial for a more intuitive representation of complex data, medical imaging, simulation, and entertainment systems. In this respect, multiview autostereoscopic displays are a great step toward achieving the complete immersive user experience, although providing high-quality content for these types of displays is still a great challenge. Due to the different characteristics/settings of the cameras in the multiview setup and varying photometric characteristics of the objects in the scene, the same object may have a different appearance in the sequences acquired by the different cameras. Images representing views recorded using different cameras, in practice, have different local noise, color, and sharpness characteristics. View synthesis algorithms introduce artifacts due to errors in disparity estimation/bad occlusion handling or due to an erroneous warping function estimation. If the input multiview images are not of sufficient quality and have mismatching color and sharpness characteristics, these artifacts may become even more disturbing. Accordingly, the main goal of our method is to simultaneously perform multiview image sequence denoising, color correction, and the improvement of sharpness in slightly defocused regions. Results show that the proposed method significantly reduces the amount of the artifacts in multiview video sequences, resulting in a better visual experience.

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Topics

Cameras ; Denoising ; Video

Citation

Ljubomir Jovanov ; Hiêp Luong and Wilfried Philips
"Multiview video quality enhancement", J. Electron. Imaging. 25(1), 013031 (Feb 16, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.25.1.013031


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