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This article proposes an original method to estimate a continuous transformation that maps one N-dimensional distribution to another. The method is iterative, non-linear, and is shown to converge. Only 1D marginal distributions are used in the estimation process, hence involving low computation costs. As an illustration this mapping is applied to colour(More)
Bright and dark flashes are typical artifacts in degraded motion picture material. The distortion is referred to as "dirt and sparkle" in the motion picture industry. This is caused either by dirt becoming attached to the frames of the film, or by the film material being abraded. The visual result is random patches of the frames having grey level values(More)
This article proposes an original method for grading the colours between different images or shots. The first stage of the method is to find a one-to-one colour mapping that transfers the palette of an example target picture to the original picture. This is performed using an original and parameter free algorithm that is able to transform any N-dimensional(More)
Image sequence restoration has been steadily gaining in importance with the increasing prevalence of visual digital media. The demand for content increases the pressure on archives to automate their restoration activities for preservation of the cultural heritage that they hold. There are many defects that affect archived visual material and one central(More)
This paper presents a number of model based interpolation schemes tailored to the problem of interpolating missing regions in image sequences. These missing regions may be of arbitrary size and of random, but known, location. This problem occurs regularly with archived film material. The film is abraded or obscured in patches, giving rise to bright and dark(More)