Rain streak removal with well-recovered moving objects from video sequences using photometric correlation

Muhammad Rafiqul Islam, Manoranjan Paul, Michael Antolovich

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The main challenge in a rain removal algorithm is to differentiate rain streak from moving objects. This paper addresses this problem using the spa-tiotemporal appearance technique (STA). Although the STA-based technique can significantly remove rain from video, in some cases it cannot properly retain all the moving object regions. The photometric feature of rain streak was used to solve this issue. In this paper, a new algorithm combining STA and the photo-metric correlation between rain streak and background is proposed. Rain streak and moving objects were successfully detected and separated by combining both techniques, then fused to obtain well-recovered moving objects with rain-free video. The experimental results reveal that the proposed algorithm significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art methods for both real and synthetic rain streak.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage and Video Technology
Subtitle of host publicationPSIVT 2019 International Workshops, Sydney, NSW, Australia, November 18-22, 2019 revised selected papers
EditorsJoel Janek Dabrowski, Ashfaqur Rahman, Manoranjan Paul
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030397708
ISBN (Print)9783030397692
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event9th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology: PSIVT 2019 - Charles Sturt University Study Centre, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 18 Nov 201922 Nov 2019
http://www.psivt.org/psivt2019/program.html (program)
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-34879-3 (proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology
OtherThe Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT) is a premier level biennial series of symposia that aim at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners who are being involved, or are contributing to theoretical advances or practical implementations in image and video technology.
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