Artifact-Free Variational MPEG Decompression

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18461-6_18

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9087)
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Bredies K., Holler M. (2015) Artifact-Free Variational MPEG Decompression. In: Aujol JF., Nikolova M., Papadakis N. (eds) Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision. SSVM 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9087. Springer, Cham


We propose a variational method for artifact-free video decompression that is capable of processing any MPEG-2 encoded movie. The method extracts, from a given MPEG-2 file, a set of admissible image sequences and minimizes an artifact-penalizing spatio-temporal regularization functional over this set, giving an optimal decompressed image sequence. For regularization, we use the infimal convolution of spatio-temporal Total Generalized Variation functionals (ICTGV). Numerical experiments on MPEG encoded files show that our approach significantly increases image quality compared to standard decompression.


MPEG decompression Image sequence regularization Total generalized variation Infimal convolution type functionals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and Scientific ComputingUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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