Multi-level Wavelet-based Generative Adversarial Network for Perceptual Quality Enhancement of Compressed Video [article]

Jianyi Wang, Xin Deng, Mai Xu, Congyong Chen, Yuhang Song
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The past few years have witnessed fast development in video quality enhancement via deep learning. Existing methods mainly focus on enhancing the objective quality of compressed video while ignoring its perceptual quality. In this paper, we focus on enhancing the perceptual quality of compressed video. Our main observation is that enhancing the perceptual quality mostly relies on recovering high-frequency sub-bands in wavelet domain. Accordingly, we propose a novel generative adversarial
more » ... (GAN) based on multi-level wavelet packet transform (WPT) to enhance the perceptual quality of compressed video, which is called multi-level wavelet-based GAN (MW-GAN). In MW-GAN, we first apply motion compensation with a pyramid architecture to obtain temporal information. Then, we propose a wavelet reconstruction network with wavelet-dense residual blocks (WDRB) to recover the high-frequency details. In addition, the adversarial loss of MW-GAN is added via WPT to further encourage high-frequency details recovery for video frames. Experimental results demonstrate the superiority of our method.
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