The State of the art in HDR deghosting and an objective HDR image deghosting quality metric

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2016
Tursun, Okan Tarhan
Despite the emergence of new HDR acquisition methods, the multiple exposure technique (MET) is still the most popular one. The application of MET on dynamic scenes is a challenging task due to the diversity of motion patterns and uncontrollable factors such as sensor noise, scene occlusion and performance concerns on some platforms with limited computational capability. Currently, there are already more than 50 deghosting algorithms proposed for artifact-free HDR imaging of dynamic scenes and it is expected that this number will grow in the future. Due to the large number of algorithms, it is a difficult and time-consuming task to conduct subjective experiments for benchmarking recently proposed algorithms. In this thesis, first, a taxonomy of HDR deghosting methods and the key characteristics of each group of algorithms are introduced. Next, the potential artifacts which are observed frequently in the outputs of HDR deghosting algorithms are defined and an objective HDR image deghosting quality metric is presented. It is found that the proposed metric is well correlated with the human preferences and it may be used as a reference for benchmarking current and future HDR image deghosting algorithms
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O. T. Tursun, “The State of the art in HDR deghosting and an objective HDR image deghosting quality metric,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2016.