A cooperative Top-Down/Bottom-Up Technique for Motion Field Segmentation


The segmentation of video sequences into regions underlying a coherent motion is one of the most useful processing for video analysis and coding. In this paper, we propose an algorithm that exploits the advantages of both top-down and bottom-up techniques for motion eld segmentation. To remove camera motion, a global motion estimation and compensation is rst performed. Local motion estimation is then carried out relying on a traslational motion model. Starting from this motion eld, a two-stage analysis based on ane models takes place. In the rst stage, using a top-down segmentation technique, macro-regions with coherent ane motion are extracted. In the second stage, the segmentation of each macro-region is rened using a bottom-up approach based on a motion vector clustering. In order to further improve the accuracy of the spatio-temporal segmentation, a Markov Random Field (MRF)-inspired motion-and-intensity based renement step is performed to adjust objects boundaries

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