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Virtual View Reconstruction Using Temporal Information

Shujie Liu, Philip A. Chou, Cha Zhang, Zhengyou Zhang, and Chang Wen Chen


The most significant problem in generating virtual views from a limited number of video camera views is handling areas that have become dis-occluded by shifting the virtual view away from the camera view. We propose using temporal information to address this problem, based on the notion that dis-occluded areas may have been seen by some camera in some previous frames. We formulate the problem as one of estimating the underlying state of the object in a stochastic dynamical system, given a sequence of observations. We apply the formulation to improving the visual quality of virtual views generated from a single “color plus depth” camera, and show that our algorithm achieves better results than depth image based rendering using standard inpainting.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inInt'l Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
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