17 March 2015 Multi-view stereo image synthesis using binocular symmetry-based global optimization
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This paper presents a new multi-view stereo image synthesis using binocular symmetric hole filling. In autostereoscopic displays, multi-view synthesis is needed to provide multiple perspectives of the same scene, as viewed from multiple viewing positions. In the warped image at a distant virtual viewpoint, it is difficult to generate visually plausible multi-view stereo images in multi-view synthesis since very large hole regions (i.e., disoccluded regions) could be induced. Also, binocular asymmetry between the synthesized left-eye and right-eye images is one of the critical factors, which leads to a visual discomfort in stereoscopic viewing. In this paper, we maintain the binocular symmetry using the already filled regions in an adjacent view. The proposed method introduces a binocular symmetric hole filling based on the global optimization for binocular symmetry in the synthesized multi-view stereo images. The experimental results showed that the proposed method outperformed those of the existing methods.
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Hak Gu Kim, Yong Ju Jung, Soo Sung Yoon, Yong Man Ro, "Multi-view stereo image synthesis using binocular symmetry-based global optimization", Proc. SPIE 9391, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVI, 93910X (17 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083202; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2083202
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