Robust Shape from Focus via Markov Random Fields

TitleRobust Shape from Focus via Markov Random Fields
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGaganov V, Ignatenko A
Conference NameGraphiCon'2009
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN 978-5-317-02975-3
Keywords3D reconstruction, computer vision, energy minimization, Markov Random Fields, MRF, shape from focus

In this paper we study a problem of 3D scene reconstruction from
a set of differently focused images, also known as the shape from
focus (SFF) problem. Existing shape from focus methods are
known to produce unstable depth estimates in areas with poor
texture and in presence of strong highlights. So in this work we
focus on the robustness of 3D scene structure recovery. We
formulate a shape from focus problem in a Bayesian framework
using Markov Random Fields and present an SFF method that
yields a globally optimal surface with enforced smoothness priors.
Although shape from focus has been studied for quite a long time
there is no widely accepted test set for evaluation of SFF
algorithms. Therefore we present a test set composed of 27 image
sets with hand-labeled ground truth. We quantitatively evaluate
our method on this test set and present the comparison results.
These results demonstrate that our method is robust to highlights
and untextured regions and that it outperforms the state-of-the-art.

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