EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

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List of Papers (Total 532)

Monocular vision-based depth map extraction method for 2D to 3D video conversion

Due to the demand of 3D visualization and lack of 3D video content, a method converting the 2D to 3D video plays an important role. In this paper, a low-cost and high efficiency post processing method is presented to enjoy the vivid 3D video. We present two semi-automatic depth map extraction methods for stereo video conversion. For the static background video sequence, we...

Multiview video plus depth transmission via virtual-view-assisted complementary down/upsampling

Multiview video plus depth is a popular 3D video format which can provide viewers a vivid 3D feeling. However, its requirements in terms of computational complexity and transmission bandwidth are more than that of conventional 2D video. To mitigate these limitations, some works have proposed to reduce the amount of transmitted data by adopting different resolutions for different...

New inexact explicit thresholding/shrinkage formulas for inverse problems with overlapping group sparsity

The least-square regression problems or inverse problems have been widely studied in many fields such as compressive sensing, signal processing, and image processing. To solve this kind of ill-posed problems, a regularization term (i.e., regularizer) should be introduced, under the assumption that the solutions have some specific properties, such as sparsity and group sparsity...

Fall detection in dusky environment

Accidental fall is the most prominent factor that causes the accidental death of elder people due to their slow body reaction. Automatic fall detection technology integrated in a health-care system can assist human monitoring the occurrence of fall, especially in dusky environments. In this paper, a novel fall detection system focusing mainly on dusky environments is proposed. In...

On the influence of interpolation method on rotation invariance in texture recognition

In this paper, rotation invariance and the influence of rotation interpolation methods on texture recognition using several local binary patterns (LBP) variants are investigated. We show that the choice of interpolation method when rotating textures greatly influences the recognition capability. Lanczos 3 and B-spline interpolation are comparable to rotating the textures prior to...

From D-RGB-based reconstruction toward a mesh deformation model for monocular reconstruction of isometric surfaces

In this paper, we address 3D reconstruction of surfaces deforming isometrically. Given that an isometric surface is represented by means of a triangular mesh and that feature/point correspondences on an image are available, the goal is to estimate the 3D positions of the mesh vertices. To perform such monocular reconstruction, a common practice is to adopt linear deformation...

Making texture descriptors invariant to blur

Besides a high distinctiveness, robustness (or invariance) to image degradations is very desirable for texture feature extraction methods in real-world applications. In this paper, focus is on making arbitrary texture descriptors invariant to blur which is often prevalent in real image data. From previous work, we know that most state-of-the-art texture feature extraction methods...

Directional global three-part image decomposition

We consider the task of image decomposition, and we introduce a new model coined directional global three-part decomposition (DG3PD) for solving it. As key ingredients of the DG3PD model, we introduce a discrete multi-directional total variation norm and a discrete multi-directional G-norm. Using these novel norms, the proposed discrete DG3PD model can decompose an image into two...

BM3D filter in salt-and-pepper noise removal

There is a significant recent advance in filtering of the salt-and-pepper noise for digital images. However, almost all recent schemes for filtering of this type of noise are not taking into an account the shape of objects (in particular edges) in images. We have applied the block-matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) scheme in order to refine the output of the decision-based/adaptive...

Adaptive error protection coding for wireless transmission of motion JPEG 2000 video

The delivery of video over wireless, error-prone transmission channels requires careful allocation of channel and source code rates, given the available bandwidth. In this paper, we present a theoretical framework to find an optimal joint channel and source code rate allocation, by considering an intra-coded video compression standard such as Motion JPEG 2000 and an error-prone...

Unified piecewise epipolar resampling method for pushbroom satellite images

Computational stereo is in the fields of computer vision and photogrammetry. In the computational stereo and surface reconstruction paradigms, it is very important to achieve appropriate epipolar constraints during the camera-modeling step of the stereo image processing. It has been shown that the epipolar geometry of linear pushbroom imagery has a hyperbola-like shape because of...

Spatio-temporal consistent depth-image-based rendering using layered depth image and inpainting

Depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) is a commonly used method for synthesizing additional views using video-plus-depth (V+D) format. A critical issue with DIBR-based view synthesis is the lack of information behind foreground objects. This lack is manifested as disocclusions, holes, next to the foreground objects in rendered virtual views as a consequence of the virtual camera...

Geometric bounding box interpolation: an alternative for efficient video annotation

In video annotation, instead of annotating every frame of a trajectory, usually only a sparse set of annotations is provided by the user: typically its endpoints plus some key intermediate frames, interpolating the remaining annotations between these key frames in order to reduce the cost of the video labeling. While a number of video annotation tools have been proposed, some of...

Fast colorization based image coding algorithm using multiple resolution images

This paper proposes a representative pixel (RP) extraction algorithm and chrominance image recovery algorithm for the colorization-based digital image coding. The colorization-based coding methods reduce the color information of an image and achieve higher compression ratio than JPEG coding; however, they take much more computing time. In order to achieve low computational cost...

Stopping criterion for linear anisotropic image diffusion: a fingerprint image enhancement case

Images can be broadly classified into two types: isotropic and anisotropic. Isotropic images contain largely rounded objects while anisotropics are made of flow-like structures. Regardless of the types, the acquisition process introduces noise. A standard approach is to use diffusion for image smoothing. Based on the category, either isotropic or anisotropic diffusion can be used...

Driver aggressiveness detection via multisensory data fusion

Detection of driver aggressiveness is a significant method in terms of safe driving. Every year, a vast number of traffic accidents occur due to aggressive driving behaviour. These traffic accidents cause fatalities, severe disorders and huge economical cost. Therefore, detection of driver aggressiveness could help in reducing the number of traffic accidents by warning related...

A review on dark channel prior based image dehazing algorithms

The presence of haze in the atmosphere degrades the quality of images captured by visible camera sensors. The removal of haze, called dehazing, is typically performed under the physical degradation model, which necessitates a solution of an ill-posed inverse problem. To relieve the difficulty of the inverse problem, a novel prior called dark channel prior (DCP) was recently...

High-capacity watermarking of high dynamic range images

High dynamic range (HDR) imaging techniques address the need to capture the full range of color and light that the human eyes can perceive in the real world. HDR technology is becoming more and more pervasive. In fact, most of the cameras and smartphones available on the market are capable of capturing HDR images. Among the challenges posed by the spread of this new technology...

Driver head pose estimation using efficient descriptor fusion

A great interest is focused on driver assistance systems using the head pose as an indicator of the visual focus of attention and the mental state. In fact, the head pose estimation is a technique allowing to deduce head orientation relatively to a view of camera and could be performed by model-based or appearance-based approaches. Model-based approaches use a face geometrical...

A novel approach for handedness detection from off-line handwriting using fuzzy conceptual reduction

A challenging area of pattern recognition is the recognition of handwritten texts in different languages and the reduction of a volume of data to the greatest extent while preserving associations (or dependencies) between objects of the original data. Until now, only a few studies have been carried out in the area of dimensionality reduction for handedness detection from off-line...

A comprehensive survey of handwritten document benchmarks: structure, usage and evaluation

Handwriting has remained one of the most frequently occurring patterns that we come across in everyday life. Handwriting offers a number of interesting pattern classification problems including handwriting recognition, writer identification, signature verification, writer demographics classification and script recognition, etc. Research in these and similar related problems...

Benchmarking of objective quality metrics for HDR image quality assessment

Recent advances in high dynamic range (HDR) capture and display technologies have attracted a lot of interest from scientific, professional, and artistic communities. As in any technology, the evaluation of HDR systems in terms of quality of experience is essential. Subjective evaluations are time consuming and expensive, and thus objective quality assessment tools are needed as...

Rotation update on manifold in probabilistic NRSFM for robust 3D face modeling

This paper focuses on recovering the 3D structure and motion of human faces from a sequence of 2D images. Based on a probabilistic model, we extensively studied the rotation constraints of the problem. Instead of imposing numerical optimizations, the inherent geometric properties of the rotation matrices are taken into account. The conventional Newton’s method for optimization...

Screen reflections impact on HDR video tone mapping for mobile devices: an evaluation study

This paper presents an evaluation of high-dynamic-range (HDR) video tone mapping on a small screen device (SSD) under reflections. Reflections are common on mobile devices as these devices are predominantly used on the go. With this evaluation, we study the impact of reflections on the screen and how different HDR video tone mapping operators (TMOs) perform under reflective...

Robust surface normal estimation via greedy sparse regression

Photometric stereo (PST) is a widely used technique of estimating surface normals from an image set. However, it often produces inaccurate results for non-Lambertian surface reflectance. In this study, PST is reformulated as a sparse recovery problem where non-Lambertian errors are explicitly identified and corrected. We show that such a problem can be accurately solved via a...