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Flow-Guided Video Inpainting With Scene Templates
We consider the problem of filling in missing spatio-temporal regions of a video. We provide a novel flow-based solution by introducing a generative model of images in relation to the scene (without missing regions) and mappings from the scene to images. We use the model to jointly infer the scene template, a 2D representation of the scene, and the mappings. This ensures consistency of the frame-to-frame flows generated to the underlying scene, reducing geometric distortions in flow-based inpainting. The template is mapped to the missing regions in the video by a new (L2-L1) interpolation scheme, creating crisp inpaintings, reducing common blur and distortion artifacts. We show on two benchmark datasets that our approach outperforms state-of-the-art quantitatively and in user studies.