Temporal-Consistent Stereo Matting for High-Quality Novel View Synthesis and Visual Effects
By gelautz - Posted on October 30th, 2009
This project develops new image processing techniques for the emerging field of 3D television. Given two videos that are recorded by slightly displaced cameras, we aim to extract (1) the opacity values of individual pixels, (2) a depth reconstruction of the scene and (3) the temporal relationship between the images of a sequence. The computed information can serve as the input for an autostereoscopic display that exploits our results to provide the user with temporal-smooth depth impression. Moreover, our results offer the exciting possibility for free-viewpoint video where the user has control over a virtual camera and can select the preferred viewpoint. To suit the needs of these applications, our focus lies on generating results of high quality that outperform the current state-of-the-art. Due to addressing the image matting problem, we will also be able to handle fuzzy and hairy objects that are traditionally difficult in image processing.