Tracking motion and intensity variations using hierarchical 2-D mesh modeling for synthetic object transfiguration
Graphical Models and Image Processing
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We propose a method for tracking the motion and intensity variations of a 2-D mildly deformable image object using a hierarchical 2-D mesh model. The proposed method is applied to synthetic object transfiguration, namely, replacing an object in a real video clip with another synthetic or natural object via digital postprocessing. Successful transfiguration requires accurate tracking of both motion and intensity (contrast and brightness) variations of the object-to-be-replaced so that the replacement object can be rendered in exactly the same way from a single still picture. The proposed method is capable of tracking image regions corresponding to scene objects with nonplanar and/or mildly deforming surfaces, accounting for intensity variations, and is shown to be effective with real image sequences.
KeywordsDigital signal processing
Video signal processing
Synthetic object transfiguration