Fully Automatic Video Colorization With Self-Regularization and Diversity

Chenyang Lei, Qifeng Chen; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 3753-3761

Abstract


We present a fully automatic approach to video colorization with self-regularization and diversity. Our model contains a colorization network for video frame colorization and a refinement network for spatiotemporal color refinement. Without any labeled data, both networks can be trained with self-regularized losses defined in bilateral and temporal space. The bilateral loss enforces color consistency between neighboring pixels in a bilateral space and the temporal loss imposes constraints between corresponding pixels in two nearby frames. While video colorization is a multi-modal problem, our method uses a perceptual loss with diversity to differentiate various modes in the solution space. Perceptual experiments demonstrate that our approach outperforms state-of-the-art approaches on fully automatic video colorization.

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@InProceedings{Lei_2019_CVPR,
author = {Lei, Chenyang and Chen, Qifeng},
title = {Fully Automatic Video Colorization With Self-Regularization and Diversity},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}