A study on 5-D light field compression using multi-focus images

Shuho Umebayashi, Kazuya Kodama, Takayuki Hamamoto

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We propose a novel method of 5-D dynamic light field compression using multi-focus images. A light field enables us to observe its scene from various viewpoints. However, it generally consists of 4-D enormous data, that are not suitable for storing or transmitting without effective compression. 4-D light fields are very redundant because they essentially include just 3-D scene information. Actually, a method of reconstructing a light field directly from 3-D information composed of multi-focus images without any scene estimation is successfully derived, though robust 3-D scene estimation such as depth recovery from light fields is not so easy. Previously, based on the method, we proposed novel light field compression via multi-focus images as effective representation of 3-D scenes. In this paper, we extend this method to compression of 5D light fields composed of multi-view videos including the time domain. It achieves significant improvement in compression efficiency by utilizing multiple redundancy of 5D light fields. We show experimental results using synthetic videos. Quality of reconstructed light fields is evaluated by PSNR and SSIM for analyzing characteristics of its performance. They reveal that our method is much superior to light field compression using HEVC at practical lower bit-rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Advanced Imaging Technology, IWAIT 2022
EditorsMasayuki Nakajima, Shogo Muramatsu, Jae-Gon Kim, Jing-Ming Guo, Qian Kemao
ISBN (Electronic)9781510653313
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 International Workshop on Advanced Imaging Technology, IWAIT 2022 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 4 Jan 20226 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference2022 International Workshop on Advanced Imaging Technology, IWAIT 2022
CityHong Kong


  • compression
  • light field
  • multi-focus
  • multi-view
  • video


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