Vector field fitting for real-time environment matting of transparent objects

Qi Duan, Jianfei Cai, Jianmin Zheng

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The major drawback of real-time environment matting method is that the extracted environment matte data often contains significant amount of noise and errors. Although some filtering methods have been employed to remove the noise and obtain acceptable composition results, they are incapable of removing potential errors. In this paper, we first establish a light motion field to better describe the environmental matting effect of transparent objects and propose a new vector field fitting algorithm to simultaneously remove both noise and errors in the extracted matte data by using energy minimization approach. Experimental results show that our method is less sensitive to noise and error and can generate perceptually better composition results than the existing real-time environment matting approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2009 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424456543
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2009 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 7 Nov 200910 Nov 2009
Conference number: 16th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2009
Abbreviated titleICIP 2009
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  • Environment matting
  • Light motion field
  • Transparent objects
  • Vector field fitting

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