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2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) (2017)
Venice, Italy
Oct. 22, 2017 to Oct. 29, 2017
ISSN: 2380-7504
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1032-9
pp: 2535-2544
Videos taken in the wild sometimes contain unexpected rain streaks, which brings difficulty in subsequent video processing tasks. Rain streak removal in a video (RSRV) is thus an important issue and has been attracting much attention in computer vision. Different from previous RSRV methods formulating rain streaks as a deterministic message, this work first encodes the rains in a stochastic manner, i.e., a patch-based mixture of Gaussians. Such modification makes the proposed model capable of finely adapting a wider range of rain variations instead of certain types of rain configurations as traditional. By integrating with the spatiotemporal smoothness configuration of moving objects and low-rank structure of background scene, we propose a concise model for RSRV, containing one likelihood term imposed on the rain streak layer and two prior terms on the moving object and background scene layers of the video. Experiments implemented on videos with synthetic and real rains verify the superiority of the proposed method, as compared with the state-of-the-art methods, both visually and quantitatively in various performance metrics.
computer vision, Gaussian processes, mixture models, object detection, rain, video signal processing

W. Wei, L. Yi, Q. Xie, Q. Zhao, D. Meng and Z. Xu, "Should We Encode Rain Streaks in Video as Deterministic or Stochastic?," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, 2018, pp. 2535-2544.
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