Enhancing the Spatial Resolution of Stereo Images Using a Parallax Prior

Daniel S. Jeon, Seung-Hwan Baek, Inchang Choi, Min H. Kim; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 1721-1730

Abstract


We present a novel method that can enhance the spatial resolution of stereo images using a parallax prior. While traditional stereo imaging has focused on estimating depth from stereo images, our method utilizes stereo images to enhance spatial resolution instead of estimating disparity. The critical challenge for enhancing spatial resolution from stereo images: how to register corresponding pixels with subpixel accuracy. Since disparity in traditional stereo imaging is calculated per pixel, it is directly inappropriate for enhancing spatial resolution. We, therefore, learn a parallax prior from stereo image datasets by jointly training two-stage networks. The first network learns how to enhance the spatial resolution of stereo images in luminance, and the second network learns how to reconstruct a high-resolution color image from high-resolution luminance and chrominance of the input image. Our two-stage joint network enhances the spatial resolution of stereo images significantly more than single-image super-resolution methods. The proposed method is directly applicable to any stereo depth imaging methods, enabling us to enhance the spatial resolution of stereo images.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Jeon_2018_CVPR,
author = {Jeon, Daniel S. and Baek, Seung-Hwan and Choi, Inchang and Kim, Min H.},
title = {Enhancing the Spatial Resolution of Stereo Images Using a Parallax Prior},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}