Image Guided Depth Upsampling Using Anisotropic Total Generalized Variation

David Ferstl, Christian Reinbacher, Rene Ranftl, Matthias Ruether, Horst Bischof; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 993-1000

Abstract


In this work we present a novel method for the challenging problem of depth image upsampling. Modern depth cameras such as Kinect or Time of Flight cameras deliver dense, high quality depth measurements but are limited in their lateral resolution. To overcome this limitation we formulate a convex optimization problem using higher order regularization for depth image upsampling. In this optimization an anisotropic diffusion tensor, calculated from a high resolution intensity image, is used to guide the upsampling. We derive a numerical algorithm based on a primaldual formulation that is efficiently parallelized and runs at multiple frames per second. We show that this novel upsampling clearly outperforms state of the art approaches in terms of speed and accuracy on the widely used Middlebury 2007 datasets. Furthermore, we introduce novel datasets with highly accurate groundtruth, which, for the first time, enable to benchmark depth upsampling methods using real sensor data.

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@InProceedings{Ferstl_2013_ICCV,
author = {Ferstl, David and Reinbacher, Christian and Ranftl, Rene and Ruether, Matthias and Bischof, Horst},
title = {Image Guided Depth Upsampling Using Anisotropic Total Generalized Variation},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}
}