Manuel Werlberger

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TV regularization is an L1 penalization of the flow gradient magnitudes, and due to the tendency of the L1 norm to favor sparse solutions (i.e. lots of ‘zeros’), the fill-in effect caused by the regularizer leads to piecewise constant solutions in weakly textured areas. This effect, known as ‘staircasing’ in a 1D setting, can be reduced significantly by(More)
State-of-the-art motion estimation algorithms suffer from three major problems: Poorly textured regions, occlusions and small scale image structures. Based on the Gestalt principles of grouping we propose to incorporate a low level image segmentation process in order to tackle these problems. Our new motion estimation algorithm is based on non-local total(More)
EMPIRE10 (Evaluation of Methods for Pulmonary Image REgistration 2010) is a public platform for fair and meaningful comparison of registration algorithms which are applied to a database of intrapatient thoracic CT image pairs. Evaluation of nonrigid registration techniques is a nontrivial task. This is compounded by the fact that researchers typically test(More)
Accurate and robust motion estimation in image sequences is essential for high quality video processing and digital film restoration. The ability to deal with strong outliers and large impaired regions is especially important for restoring historical film. Typical artifacts like brightness changes, noise, scratches or other forms of missing data may cause(More)
We propose a unified variational formulation for joint motion estimation and segmentation with explicit occlusion handling. This is done by a multi-label representation of the flow field, where each label corresponds to a parametric representation of the motion. We use a convex formulation of the multi-label Potts model with label costs and show that the(More)
Current state-of-the-art object classification systems are trained using large amounts of hand-labeled images. In this paper, we present an approach that shows how to use unlabeled video sequences, comprising weakly-related object categories towards the target class, to learn better classifiers for tracking and detection. The underlying idea is to exploit(More)
The Potts model is a well established approach to solve different multi-label problems. The classical Potts prior penalizes the total interface length to obtain regular boundaries. Although the Potts prior works well for many problems, it does not preserve fine details of the boundaries. In recent years, non-local regularizers have been proposed to improve(More)
Direct methods for visual odometry (VO) have gained popularity for their capability to exploit information from all intensity gradients in the image. However, low computational speed as well as missing guarantees for optimality and consistency are limiting factors of direct methods, in which established feature-based methods succeed instead. Based on these(More)
The ability to generate intermediate frames between two given images in a video sequence is an essential task for video restoration and video post-processing. In addition, restoration requires robust denoising algorithms, must handle corrupted frames and recover from impaired frames accordingly. In this paper we present a unified framework for all these(More)