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Apparent Resolution Enhancement for Animations, SCCG 2011

Apparent Resolution Enhancement for Animations

Krzysztof Templin1,2     Piotr Didyk2     Tobias Ritschel3     Elmar Eisemann3     Karol Myszkowski2     Hans-Peter Seidel2

1 University of Wroclaw, Poland     2 MPI Informatik, Germany     3 Telecom ParisTech, France


Presenting the variety of high resolution images captured by high-quality devices, or generated on the computer, is challenging due to the limited resolution of current display devices. Our recent work addressed this problem by taking into account human perception. By applying a specific motion to a high-resolution image shown on a low-resolution display device, human eye tracking and integration could be exploited to achieve apparent resolution enhancement. To this end, the high-resolution image is decomposed into a sequence of temporally varying low-resolution images that are displayed at high refresh rates. However, this approach is limited to a specific class of simple or constant movements, i.e. ''panning''. In this work, we generalize this idea to arbitrary motions, as well as to videos with arbitrary motion flow. The resulting image sequences are compared to a range of other down-sampling methods.

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Related Publications

Apparent Display Resolution Enhancement for Moving Images
Piotr Didyk, Elmar Eisemann, Tobias Ritschel, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
ACM Transactions on Graphics 29(4) (Proceedings SIGGRAPH 2010, Los Angeles).
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Krzysztof Templin, Piotr Didyk, Tobias Ritschel, Elmar Eisemann, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
Apparent Resolution Enhancement for Animations
Proceedings of the 27th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, 28-30 April 2011, Vinicne, Slovakia

	author = { Krzysztof Templin and
		   Piotr Didyk and
	           Tobias Ritschel and
	           Elmar Eisemann and
	           Karol Myszkowski and
	           Hans-Peter Seidel
	title = {Apparent Resolution Enhancement for Animations},
	booktitle = {Proc. of the 27th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics},
	pages = {85--92},
	address = {Vinicne, Slovakia},
	year = {2011}

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The definitive version was published in Proc. of the 27th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, (April 28--30, 2011).