Residual Images and Optical Flow Results


In real world motion estimation a major source of degradation in the estimated correspondence field comes about through illumination effects. Two obvious solutions to this problem are to either explicitly model the physical effect of illumination or to pre-filter the images so as to only preserve the illumination-independent information. The first approach is quite sophisticated because it involves the generation of a physical model of the observed scene, including the reconstruction of geometry, illumination, material properties and explicitly modeling the light transport. For realistic outdoor scenes this is currently infeasible. In this chapter we therefore revert to the second approach and propose to use the concept of residuals, which is the difference between an image and a smoothed version of itself, also known as structure–texture decomposition. Experimental results confirm that using residual input images for optical flow improves the accuracy of flow field estimates for image sequences that exhibit illumination effects.


Optical Flow Fundamental Matrix Illumination Change Textural Part Optical Flow Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Group ResearchDaimler AGSindelfingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceTechnical University of MunichGarchingGermany

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