Transparent-motion analysis

  • James R. Bergen
  • Peter J. Burt
  • Rajesh Hingorani
  • Shmuel Peleg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 427)


A fundamental assumption made in formulating optical flow algorithms is that motion at any point in an image can be represented as a single pattern component undergoing a simple translation: even complex motion will ‘look like’ uniform displacement when viewed through a sufficiently small window. This assumption fails for a number of situations that commonly occur in real world images. For example, transparent surfaces moving past one another yield multiple motion components at a point.

We propose an alternative formulation of the local motion assumption in which there may be two distinct patterns undergoing different motions within a given local analysis region. We then present an algorithm for the analysis of transparent motion.


Optical Flow Multiple Motion Real World Image Pattern Component Optical Flow Computation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Bergen
    • 1
  • Peter J. Burt
    • 1
  • Rajesh Hingorani
    • 1
  • Shmuel Peleg
    • 1
  1. 1.David Sarnoff Research CenterPrincetonUSA

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