Multiresolution video

Adam Finkelstein, Charles E. Jacobs, David H. Salesin

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We present a new representation for time-varying image data that allows for varying - and arbitrarily high - spatial and temporal resolutions in different parts of a video sequence. The representation, called multiresolution video, is based on a sparse, hierarchical encoding of the video data. We describe a number of operations for creating, viewing, and editing multiresolution sequences. These operations support a variety of applications; multiresolution playback, including motion-blurred `fast-forward' and `reverse'; constant-speed display; enhanced video scrubbing; and `video clip-art' editing and compositing. The multiresolution representation requires little storage overhead, and the algorithms using the representation are both simple and efficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics
Editors Anon
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Computer Graphics Conference, SIGGRAPH - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Aug 4 1996Aug 9 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 Computer Graphics Conference, SIGGRAPH
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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