Saliency-Aware Stereoscopic Video Retargeting

Hassan Imani, Md Baharul Islam, Lai-Kuan Wong; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2023, pp. 1230-1239


Stereo video retargeting aims to resize an image to a desired aspect ratio. The quality of retargeted videos can be significantly impacted by the stereo video's spatial, temporal, and disparity coherence, all of which can be impacted by the retargeting process. Due to the lack of a publicly accessible annotated dataset, there is little research on deep learning-based methods for stereo video retargeting. This paper proposes an unsupervised deep learning-based stereo video retargeting network. Our model first detects the salient objects and shifts and warps all objects such that it minimizes the distortion of the salient parts of the stereo frames. We use 1D convolution for shifting the salient objects and design a stereo video Transformer to assist the retargeting process. To train the network, we use the parallax attention mechanism to fuse the left and right views and feed the retargeted frames to a reconstruction module that reverses the retargeted frames to the input frames. Therefore, the network is trained in an unsupervised manner. Extensive qualitative and quantitative experiments and ablation studies on KITTI stereo 2012 and 2015 datasets demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method over the existing state-of-the-art methods. The code is available at

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@InProceedings{Imani_2023_CVPR, author = {Imani, Hassan and Islam, Md Baharul and Wong, Lai-Kuan}, title = {Saliency-Aware Stereoscopic Video Retargeting}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops}, month = {June}, year = {2023}, pages = {1230-1239} }