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Digital restoration of film content that has historical value is crucial for the preservation of cultural heritage. Also, digital restoration is not only a relevant application area of various video processing technologies that have been developed in computer graphics literature, but also involves a multitude of unresolved research challenges. Currently, the digital restoration workflow is highly labor intensive and often heavily relies on expert knowledge. In this paper, we revisit some key steps of this workflow and propose novel, semi-automatic methods for performing them. To do that we build upon state-of-the-art video processing techniques by adding the components necessary for enabling (i) restoration of chemically degraded colors of the film stock, (ii) removal of excessive film grain through spatiotemporal filtering, and (iii) contrast recovery by transferring contrast from the negative film stock to the positive. We show that, when applied individually our tools produce compelling results, and when applied in concert significantly improves the degraded input content. Building on a conceptual framework of film restoration ensures best possible combination of tools and use of available materials Show more
SubjectDIGITALE BILDVERARBEITUNG; DIGITALE VIDEOTECHNIK; DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING; DIGITAL VIDEO ENGINEERING
Organisational unit03420 - Gross, Markus
02659 - Institut für Visual Computing / Institute for Visual Computing
02150 - Departement Informatik / Department of Computer Science
Weitere Autoren: M. Gross, A. Smolic.
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