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Computational Visual Media

Keywords

video, fence, video repair, diminished reality (DR), structure from motion (SfM), light field rendering (LFR)

Abstract

Diminishing the appearance of a fence in an image is a challenging research area due to the characteristics of fences (thinness, lack of texture, etc.) and the need for occluded background restoration. In this paper, we describe a fence removal method for an image sequence captured by a user making a sweep motion, in which occluded background is potentially observed. To make use of geometric and appearance information such as consecutive images, we use two well-known approaches: structure from motion and light field rendering. Results using real image sequences show that our method can stably segment fences and preserve background details for various fence and background combinations. A new video without the fence, with frame coherence, can be successfully provided.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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