Depth-Assisted Stereo Video Enhancement Using Graph-Based Approaches

In stereo video applications, the quality of the two views may vary based on different camera capturing conditions and setup, compression/transmission, and sensor noise. Although some studies show that the perceived video quality may not be significantly affected by the lower quality view, maintaining a similar video quality is still desired in order to prevent eye strain during extended viewing sessions. In this paper, we study a graph-based approach to enhance the lower quality views by referring to the high quality view in addition to an accompanying depth map. We construct a graphical signal model with joint bilateral edge weights and show that graph-based joint bilateral filtering can better suppress several types of noises, e.g., Gaussian, motion as well as quantization noise.