Image processing method and apparatus for elimination of depth artifacts

Abstract

An image processing system comprises an image processor configured to identify one or more potentially defective pixels associated with at least one depth artifact in a first image, and to apply a super resolution technique utilizing a second image to reconstruct depth information of the one or more potentially defective pixels. Application of the super resolution technique produces a third image having the reconstructed depth information. The first image may comprise a depth image and the third image may comprise a depth image corresponding generally to the first image but with the depth artifact substantially eliminated. An additional super resolution technique may be applied utilizing a fourth image. Application of the additional super resolution technique produces a fifth image having increased spatial resolution relative to the third image.

Aleksandr Petiushko Александр Петюшко
Aleksandr Petiushko Александр Петюшко
Director, Head of ML Research / Adjunct Professor / PhD

Principal R&D Researcher (15+ years of experience), R&D Technical Leader (10+ years of experience), and R&D Manager (8+ years of experience). Running and managing industrial research and academic collaboration (35+ publications, 30+ patents). Inspired by theoretical computer science and how it changes the world.