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Depth image post-processing method by diffusion
Author(s): Yun Li; Mårten Sjöström; Ulf Jennehag; Roger Olsson
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Paper Abstract

Multi-view three-dimensional television relies on view synthesis to reduce the number of views being transmitted. Arbitrary views can be synthesized by utilizing corresponding depth images with textures. The depth images obtained from stereo pairs or range cameras may contain erroneous values, which entail artifacts in a rendered view. Post-processing of the data may then be utilized to enhance the depth image with the purpose to reach a better quality of synthesized views. We propose a Partial Differential Equation (PDE)-based interpolation method for a reconstruction of the smooth areas in depth images, while preserving significant edges. We modeled the depth image by adjusting thresholds for edge detection and a uniform sparse sampling factor followed by the second order PDE interpolation. The objective results show that a depth image processed by the proposed method can achieve a better quality of synthesized views than the original depth image. Visual inspection confirmed the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8650, Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications 2013, 865003 (12 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003183
Show Author Affiliations
Yun Li, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)
Mårten Sjöström, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)
Ulf Jennehag, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)
Roger Olsson, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8650:
Three-Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications 2013
Atilla M. Baskurt; Robert Sitnik, Editor(s)

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