Applying image processing algorithms independently to each frame of a video often leads to undesired inconsistent results over time. Developing temporally consistent video-based extensions, however, requires domain knowledge for individual tasks and is unable to generalize to other applications. In this paper, we present an efficient approach based on a deep recurrent network for enforcing temporal consistency in a video. Our method takes the original and per-frame processed videos as inputs to produce a temporally consistent video. Consequently, our approach is agnostic to specific image processing algorithms applied to the original video. We train the proposed network by minimizing both short-term and long-term temporal losses as well as a perceptual loss to strike a balance between temporal coherence and perceptual similarity with the processed frames. At test time, our model does not require computing optical flow and thus achieves real-time speed even for high-resolution videos. We show that our single model can handle multiple and unseen tasks, including but not limited to artistic style transfer, enhancement, colorization, image-to-image translation and intrinsic image decomposition. Extensive objective evaluation and subject study demonstrate that the proposed approach performs favorably against the state-of-the-art methods on various types of videos.
Wei-Sheng Lai, Jia-Bin Huang, Oliver Wang, Eli Shechtman, Ersin Yumer, Ming-Hsuan Yang: Learning Blind Video Temporal Consistency. ECCV (15) 2018: 179-195
- Date of publication:
- October 7, 2018
- European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
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