Implicit Free-Form-Deformations for Multi-frame Segmentation and Tracking

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Implicit Free-Form-Deformations for Multi-frame Segmentation and Tracking
Abstract. In this paper, we propose a novel technique to address motion estimation and tracking. Such technique represents the motion field using a regular grid of thin-plate splines, and the moving objects using an implicit function on the image plane that is a cubic interpolation of a ”level set function” defined on this grid. Optical flow is determined through the deformation of the grid and consequently of the underlying image structures towards satisfying the constant brightness constraint. Tracking is performed in similar fashion through the consistent recovery in the temporal domain of the zero iso-surfaces of a level set that is the projection of the Free Form Deformation (FFD) implicit function according to the cubic spline formulation. Such an approach is a compromise between dense motion estimation and parametric motion models, introduces smoothness in an implicit fashion, is intrinsic, and can cope with important object deformations. Promising results demonstrate the...
Konstantinos Karantzalos, Nikos Paragios
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Updated 28 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where VLSM
Authors Konstantinos Karantzalos, Nikos Paragios
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