Anil C. Kokaram

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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)
This dissertation presents algorithms for restoring some of the major corruptions observed in archived lm or video material. The two principal problems of impulsive distortion (Dirt and Sparkle or Blotches) and noise degradation are considered. There is also an algorithm for suppressing the inter{line jitter common in images decoded from noisy video(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)
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)
A common task in image editing is to change the colours of a picture to match the desired colour grade of another picture. Finding the correct colour mapping is tricky because it involves numerous interrelated operations, like balancing the colours, mixing the colour channels or adjusting the contrast. Recently, a number of automated tools have been(More)
Line scratches are a common problem in archived motion pictures. They are caused by the abrasion of the film material as it passes through the projection mechanism. This paper presents a technique for detecting and removing these line artefacts. The method employs a model of the line profile for detection and the 2D Autoregressive model (2D AR) of the image(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)
Abstract In this paper, we propose a novel global motion estimation technique based on weighted gradient and Displaced Frame Difference (DFD) associated with Wiener estimation. Then, we apply this technique to parse events of a high level of understanding in a cricket game. A user oriented analysis of the game then reveals a distinct connection between the(More)