An Efficient Network Design for Face Video Super-Resolution

Feng Yu, He Li, Sige Bian, Yongming Tang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2021, pp. 1513-1520


Face video super-resolution algorithm aims to reconstruct realistic face details through continuous input video sequences. However, existing video processing algorithms usually contain redundant parameters to guarantee different super-resolution scenes. In this work, we focus on super-resolution of face areas in original video scenes, while rest areas are interpolated. This specific super-resolved task makes it possible to cut redundant parameters in general video super-resolution networks. We construct a dataset consisting entirely of face video sequences for network training and evaluation, and conduct hyper-parameter optimization in our experiments. We use three combined strategies to optimize the network parameters with a simultaneous train-evaluation method to accelerate optimization process. Results show that simultaneous train-evaluation method improves the training speed and facilitates the generation of efficient networks. The generated network can reduce at least 52.4% parameters and 20.7% FLOPs, achieve better performance on PSNR, SSIM compared with state-of-art video super-resolution algorithms. When processing 36x36x1x3 input video frame sequences, the efficient network provides 47.62 FPS real-time processing performance.

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@InProceedings{Yu_2021_ICCV, author = {Yu, Feng and Li, He and Bian, Sige and Tang, Yongming}, title = {An Efficient Network Design for Face Video Super-Resolution}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {1513-1520} }