Frame-Consistent Recurrent Video Deraining With Dual-Level Flow

Wenhan Yang, Jiaying Liu, Jiashi Feng; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 1661-1670

Abstract


In this paper, we address the problem of rain removal from videos by proposing a more comprehensive framework that considers the additional degradation factors in real scenes neglected in previous works. The proposed framework is built upon a two-stage recurrent network with dual-level flow regularizations to perform the inverse recovery process of the rain synthesis model for video deraining. The rain-free frame is estimated from the single rain frame at the first stage. It is then taken as guidance along with previously recovered clean frames to help obtain a more accurate clean frame at the second stage. This two-step architecture is capable of extracting more reliable motion information from the initially estimated rain-free frame at the first stage for better frame alignment and motion modeling at the second stage. Furthermore, to keep the motion consistency between frames that facilitates a frame-consistent deraining model at the second stage, a dual-level flow based regularization is proposed at both coarse flow and fine pixel levels. To better train and evaluate the proposed video deraining network, a novel rain synthesis model is developed to produce more visually authentic paired training and evaluation videos. Extensive experiments on a series of synthetic and real videos verify not only the superiority of the proposed method over state-of-the-art but also the effectiveness of network design and its each component.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Yang_2019_CVPR,
author = {Yang, Wenhan and Liu, Jiaying and Feng, Jiashi},
title = {Frame-Consistent Recurrent Video Deraining With Dual-Level Flow},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}
}