Depth aware enhancement for stereo video

  • US 9,552,633 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2014
  • Issued: 01/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for enhancing an image, the method comprising:

  • retrieving a left image and a right image stored in a memory unit, the left image and the right image each depicting a same scene from a different viewpoint;

    determining a depth map based on a difference in spatial orientation between the left image and the right image;

    identifying a portion of the left image or the right image selected by a user, wherein the selected portion comprises a first depth;

    determining an enhancement region surrounding the selected portion based on the determined depth map, wherein the enhancement region comprises a continuous portion of the left image or the right image starting from the selected portion of the left image or the right image that has a depth within a threshold of the first depth; and

    enhancing the enhancement region.

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