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A Generalized Wavelet Expansion - based Algorithm for Line Scratches Detection in Old colored or grey Videos and Static

Nandan Dubey, Vishal Agrawal 3 July 2008

Abstract This article presents a generalization of Jin Xu, Jinghuo Guan, Xingdong Wang, Jun Sun and Guangtao Zhais OWEbased line scratch detection[1]. It is based on Over-complete wavelet Expansion(OWE), which allows us to design a more ecacious and precise position, description for scratch than traditional methods.The proposed detector even works well for secondary (slight) scratches resulting in completely automatic detection. The experimental results show that the proposed detector works better in terms of good detection and false alarms rejection with a lower computing time. The method is applicable for both colored and black and white images or videos.Then it present very simple technique for removal of detected scratch. More sosticated methods for missing data interpolation are present in literature which can be used for high quality scratch removal.The optimized way of scratch detection makes it easy to remove the scratch without any kind of decrease in image quality. All methods are static as it works independently on each single frame of the sequence, so also applicable on images.

Index Terms - Digital lm restoration, line scratches detection, line scratches removal, wavelet transform.


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