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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2007 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 43-52
Neel Joshi , University of California, San Diego
Shai Avidan , Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
Hanspeter Pfister , Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
William T. Freeman , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Defocus matting is a fully automatic and passive method for pulling mattes from video captured with coaxial cameras that have different depths of field and planes of focus. Nonparametric sampling can accelerate the video-matting process from minutes to seconds per frame. In addition, a super-resolution technique efficiently bridges the gap between mattes from high-resolution video cameras and those from low-resolution cameras. Off-center matting pulls mattes for an external high-resolution camera that doesn't share the same center of projection as the low-resolution cameras used to capture the defocus matting data.
alpha matting and compositing, example-based rendering, image-based rendering, video processing, super-resolution

S. Avidan, N. Joshi, H. Pfister, W. T. Freeman and W. Matusik, "Exploring Defocus Matting: Nonparametric Acceleration, Super-Resolution, and Off-Center Matting," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. , pp. 43-52, 2007.
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