Revised interpretation of optical flow for dynamic scene analysis

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Optical flow has been defined as the apparent motion of image brightness patterns in an image sequence. Interpretation of optical flow has typically been made as a geometric entity, namely an image displacement field, consistent with an assumed image brightness transformation model. In this paper, I propose a new mathematical definition, one that permits a unified representation and interpretation of optical flow, based on both geometric and radiometric properties. I investigate the implication of the new interpretation in the context of selected optical flow models. I present results of selected experiments with real images to emphasize the significance of the revised definition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventInternational Symposium on Computer Vision, ISCV'95, Proceedings - Coral Gables, FL, USA
Duration: Nov 21 1995Nov 23 1995


OtherInternational Symposium on Computer Vision, ISCV'95, Proceedings
CityCoral Gables, FL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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