TR2005-066

Seamless Video Editing


    •  Wang, H.; Raskar, R.; Ahuja, N., "Seamless Video Editing", IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), ISSN: 0-7695-2128-2, ISBN: 1051-4651, August 2004, vol. 3, pp. 858-861.
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      • @inproceedings{Wang2004aug,
      • author = {Wang, H. and Raskar, R. and Ahuja, N.},
      • title = {Seamless Video Editing},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)},
      • year = 2004,
      • volume = 3,
      • pages = {858--861},
      • month = aug,
      • issn = {0-7695-2128-2},
      • isbn = {1051-4651},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2005-066}
      • }
  • Research Areas:

    Computational Photography, Computer Vision


This paper presents a new framework for seamless video Editing in the gradient domain. The spatio-temporal gradient fields of target videos are modified or mixed to generate a new gradient field, which is usually not integrable. We propose a 3D video integration algorithm, which finds a potential function, whose gradient field is closest to the resulting gradient field in the sense of least squares. The video is reconstructed by solving a 3D Poisson equation. We use a fast and accurate 3D discrete Poisson solver using diagonal multigrids. A set of gradient operators are defined for user interaction. The resulting video has temporal coherency and no artifacts. We evaluate our algorithm using a variety of examples.