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)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 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

  • General Computer Science


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