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A learning-based method using epipolar geometry for light field depth estimation
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Paper Abstract

A novel method is proposed in this paper for light field depth estimation by using a convolutional neural network. Many approaches have been proposed to make light field depth estimation, while most of them have a contradiction between accuracy and runtime. In order to solve this problem, we proposed a method which can get more accurate light field depth estimation results with faster speed. First, the light field data is augmented by proposed method considering the light field geometry. Because of the large amount of the light field data, the number of images needs to be reduced appropriately to improve the operation speed, while maintaining the confidence of the estimation. Next, light field images are inputted into our network after data augmentation. The features of the images are extracted during the process, which could be used to calculate the disparity value. Finally, our network can generate an accurate depth map from the input light field image after training. Using this accurate depth map, the 3D structure in real world could be accurately reconstructed. Our method is verified by the HCI 4D Light Field Benchmark and real-world light field images captured with a Lytro light field camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11187, Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology VI, 1118705 (18 November 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2537208
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Xucheng Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Wan Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yan Sun, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Lin Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhentao Qin, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhenrong Zheng, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11187:
Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology VI
Qionghai Dai; Tsutomu Shimura; Zhenrong Zheng, Editor(s)

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