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7. On optical flow models for variational motion estimation

From the book Variational Methods

  • Martin Burger , Hendrik Dirks and Lena Frerking


The aim of this paper is to discuss and evaluate total variation based regularization methods for motion estimation, with particular focus on optical flow models. In addition to standard L2 and L1 data fidelities we give an overview of different variants of total variation regularization obtained from combination with higher ordermodels and a unified computational optimization approach based on primal-dual methods. Moreover, we extend the models by Bregman iterations and provide an inverse problems perspective to the analysis of variational optical flow models. A particular focus of the paper is the quantitative evaluation of motion estimation, which is a difficult and often underestimated task.We discuss several approaches for qualitymeasures ofmotion estimation and apply them to compare the previously discussed regularization approaches.

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