Spatio-temporal binary video inpainting via threshold dynamics
This paper proposes a new regularization term for optical flow related problems. The proposed regularizer properly handles rotation movements and it also produces good smoothness conditions on the flow field while preserving discontinuities. We also present a dual formulation of the new term that turns the minimization problem into a saddle-point problem that can be solved using a primal-dual algorithm. The performance of the new regularizer has been compared against the Total Variation (TV) in three different problems: optical flow estimation, optical flow inpainting, and optical flow completion from sparse samples. In the three situations the new regularizer improves the results obtained with the TV as a smoothing term.