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Motion estimation using complex wavelets
Author(s): Julian F.A. Magarey; Nick G. Kingsbury
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new wavelet-based approach to the motion estimation problem for digital video. A complex- valued discrete wavelet transform is used to decompose each frame into a subsampled directionally bandpass filtered hierarchy. The transform is defined so that at each level there is an approximate correspondence between local translation and coefficient phase shift. This relationship is used to estimate motion with each orientation subband. The estimates are combined over all orientations and scales using a coarse-to-fine refinement strategy to produce a fractional-pel accurate motion field with a directional confidence measure. The technique is suitable for video compression schemes and can also be used for stereo vision and image registration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2825, Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing IV, (23 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255276
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Julian F.A. Magarey, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nick G. Kingsbury, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2825:
Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing IV
Michael A. Unser; Akram Aldroubi; Andrew F. Laine, Editor(s)

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