Motion Based Decompositing Video
We present a method to decompose video sequences into layers that represent the relative depths of complex scenes. Our method combines spatial information with temporal occlusions to determine relative depths of these layers. Spatial information is obtained through edge detection and a customized contour completion algorithm. Activity in a scene is used to extract temporal occlusion events, which are in turn, used to classify objects as occluders or occludees. The path traversed by the moving objects determines the segmentation of the scene. Several examples of decompositing and compositing of video are shown. This approach can be applied in the pre-processing of sequences for compositing or tracking purposes and to determine the approximate 3D structure of a scene.