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Object extraction method for image synthesis
Author(s): Seiki Inoue
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Paper Abstract

The extraction of component objects from images is fundamentally important for image synthesis. In TV program production, one useful method is the Video-Matte technique for specifying the necessary boundary of an object. This, however, involves some manually intricate and tedious processes. A new method proposed in this paper can reduce the needed level of operator skill and simplify object extraction. The object is automatically extracted by just a simple drawing of a thick boundary line. The basic principle involves a thinning of the thick boundary line binary image using the edge intensity of the original image. This method has many practical advantages, including the simplicity of specifying an object, the high accuracy of thinned-out boundary line, its ease of application to moving images, and the lack of any need for adjustment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1606, Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Image Processing, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50403
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Seiki Inoue, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1606:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Image Processing
Kou-Hu Tzou; Toshio Koga, Editor(s)

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