Stochastic Dynamics for Video Infilling

Qiangeng Xu, Hanwang Zhang, Weiyue Wang, Peter Belhumeur, Ulrich Neumann; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 2714-2723


In this paper, we introduce a stochastic dynamics video infilling (SDVI) framework to generate frames between long intervals in a video. Our task differs from video interpolation which aims to produce transitional frames for a short interval between every two frames and increase the temporal resolution. Our task, namely video infilling, however, aims to infill long intervals with plausible frame sequences. Our framework models the infilling as a constrained stochastic generation process and sequentially samples dynamics from the inferred distribution. SDVI consists of two parts: (1) a bi-directional constraint propagation module to guarantee the spatial-temporal coherence among frames, (2) a stochastic sampling process to generate dynamics from the inferred distributions. Experimental results show that SDVI can generate clear frame sequences with varying contents. Moreover, motions in the generated sequence are realistic and able to transfer smoothly from the given start frame to the terminal frame.

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author = {Xu, Qiangeng and Zhang, Hanwang and Wang, Weiyue and Belhumeur, Peter and Neumann, Ulrich},
title = {Stochastic Dynamics for Video Infilling},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}