A spatiotemporal algorithm for detection and restoration of defects in old color films


9th International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, Delft, Netherlands, 28 - 31 August 2007, vol.4678, pp.509-520 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4678
  • City: Delft
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-520
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A spatiotemporal method is presented for detection and concealment of local defects such as blotches in old color films. Initially, non-local means (NL-means) method which does not require motion estimation is used for noise removal in image sequences. Later, the motion vectors that are incorrectly estimated within defect regions are repaired by taking account of the temporal continuity of motion trajectory. The defects in films are detected by spike detection index (SDI) method, which are easily adapted to color image sequences. Finally, the proposed inpainting algorithm fills in detected defect regions, which is not required to estimate true motion like other approaches. The method is presented on synthetic and real image sequences, and efficient concealment results are obtained.