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27 November 2002 Reconstruction of stereoscopic image using adaptive disparity estimation scheme
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Proceedings Volume 4864, Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display; (2002)
Event: ITCom 2002: The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications, 2002, Boston, MA, United States
In this paper, a new stereoscopic image reconstruction technique using an adaptive disparity estimation algorithm is proposed and its performance is analyzed in terms of PSNR through comparison to that of the conventional disparity estimation algorithms. In the proposed method, the feature-based disparity estimation method in which Canny mask operator is used for detecting the edge information from the input stereo pair are used for extracting the feature value. And, the matching window size for reconstruction of stereoscopic image is adaptively selected depending on the magnitude of the feature value of the input stereo pair by comparing with the predetermined threshold value. That is, coarse matching is carried out in the region having a small feature value while dense matching is carried out in the region having a large feature value. This new approach can not only reduce mismatching possibility of the disparity vector mostly happened in the conventional dense disparity estimation with a small matching window size, but also reduce the blocking effect occurred in the disparity estimation with a large matching window size. From some experimental results, it is found that the proposed algorithm improves PSNR of the reconstructed image about 5.36~7.76 dB on the average than that of the conventional algorithms.
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Kyung-Hoon Bae, Song-Taek Lim, Jung-Hwan Ko, and Eun-Soo Kim "Reconstruction of stereoscopic image using adaptive disparity estimation scheme", Proc. SPIE 4864, Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display, (27 November 2002);

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