Background Cut

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Background Cut
Abstract. In this paper, we introduce background cut, a high quality and realtime foreground layer extraction algorithm. From a single video sequence with a moving foreground object and stationary background, our algorithm combines background subtraction, color and contrast cues to extract a foreground layer accurately and efficiently. The key idea in background cut is background contrast attenuation, which adaptively attenuates the contrasts in the background while preserving the contrasts across foreground/background boundaries. Our algorithm builds upon a key observation that the contrast (or more precisely, color image gradient) in the background is dissimilar to the contrast across foreground/background boundaries in most cases. Using background cut, the layer extraction errors caused by background clutter can be substantially reduced. Moreover, we present an adaptive mixture model of global and per-pixel background colors to improve the robustness of our system under various back...
Jian Sun, Weiwei Zhang, Xiaoou Tang, Heung-Yeung S
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ECCV
Authors Jian Sun, Weiwei Zhang, Xiaoou Tang, Heung-Yeung Shum
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