|3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM 2007)
|Montréal, Québec, Canada
|Sebastian Knorr, Matthias Kunter, Thomas Sikora
|Super-Resolution Stereo- and Multi-View Synthesis from Monocular Video Sequences
|This paper presents a new approach for generation of super-resolution stereoscopic and multi-view video from monocular video. Such multi-view video is used for instance with multi-user 3D displays or auto-stereoscopic displays with head-tracking to create a depth impression of the observed scenery. Our approach is an extension of the realistic stereo view synthesis (RSVS) approach which is based on structure from motion techniques and image-based rendering to generate the desired stereoscopic views for each point in time. The extension relies on an additional super-resolution mode which utilizes a number of frames of the original video sequence to generate a virtual stereo frame with higher resolution. The algorithm is tested on several TV broadcast videos, as well as on sequences captured with a single handheld camera and sequences from the well known BBC documentation “Planet Earth”. Finally, some simulation results will show that RSVS is quite suitable for super-resolution 2D-3D conversion.