Film restoration based on inpainting


IEEE 14th Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Antalya, Turkey, 16 - 19 April 2006, pp.449-450 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2006.1659739
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-450
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a method is presented for detection and restoration of local defects such as blotches in old motion picture films. We use the predictive diamond search which is an accurate and a fast motion estimation method for detecting defects with a minimal error by taking into account scene transitions and then the exampler-based inpainting method which combines the benefit provided by texture synthesis and image inpainting for restorating defects detected. We demostrate the performance of the proposed algorithm using artificially corrupted and real image sequences.