View-consistent 4D Light Field Depth Estimation [article]

Numair Khan, Min H. Kim, James Tompkin
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We propose a method to compute depth maps for every sub-aperture image in a light field in a view consistent way. Previous light field depth estimation methods typically estimate a depth map only for the central sub-aperture view, and struggle with view consistent estimation. Our method precisely defines depth edges via EPIs, then we diffuse these edges spatially within the central view. These depth estimates are then propagated to all other views in an occlusion-aware way. Finally, disoccluded
more » ... regions are completed by diffusion in EPI space. Our method runs efficiently with respect to both other classical and deep learning-based approaches, and achieves competitive quantitative metrics and qualitative performance on both synthetic and real-world light fields
arXiv:2009.04065v1 fatcat:ookrn347pngrxhxi6cxam6rs34