Automatic Aircraft Extraction using Video Matting and Frame Registration

Benish Amin, Muhammad Riaz, Abdul Ghafoor
2020 IET Image Processing  
This study presents a technique to automatically extract the aircraft from video sequences. The technique incorporates object tracking algorithm to separate the region of interest (ROI), i.e. movement of aircraft, from video sequence, to reduce the computational complexity. Trimaps are generated automatically for given ROI using non-rigid image registration to obtain the prior information of the object and alpha mattes are estimated for each frame using KNN matting algorithm. However, the alpha
more » ... matte of static region is estimated only once, that is combined with the alpha matte of moving region to generate final alpha matte. Simulations performed on different videos show that the proposed technique not only reduces the computational complexity, but also gives competitive results by generating high quality alpha maps.
doi:10.1049/iet-ipr.2019.0067 fatcat:ksosopvytjhttde4k3s7l2rg7q