Blur-Aware Disparity Estimation From Defocus Stereo Images

Ching-Hui Chen, Hui Zhou, Timo Ahonen; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 855-863


Defocus blur usually causes performance degradation in establishing the visual correspondence between stereo images. We propose a blur-aware disparity estimation method that is robust to the mismatch of focus in stereo images. The relative blur resulting from the mismatch of focus between stereo images is approximated as the difference of the square diameters of the blur kernels. Based on the defocus and stereo model, we propose the relative blur versus disparity (RBD) model that characterizes the relative blur as a second-order polynomial function of disparity. Our method alternates between RBD model update and disparity update in each iteration. The RBD model in return refines the disparity estimation by updating the matching cost and aggregation weight to compensate the mismatch of focus. Experiments using both synthesized and real datasets demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed algorithm.

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author = {Chen, Ching-Hui and Zhou, Hui and Ahonen, Timo},
title = {Blur-Aware Disparity Estimation From Defocus Stereo Images},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}