This paper proposes a novel approach to high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging of dynamic scenes to eliminate ghosting artifacts in HDR images when in the presence of severe misalignment (large object or camera motion) in input low-dynamic-range (LDR) images. Recent non-flow-based methods suffer from ghosting artifacts in the presence of large object motion. Flow-based methods face the same issue since their optical flow algorithms yield huge alignment errors. To eliminate ghosting artifacts, we propose a simple yet effective alignment network for solving the misalignment. The proposed pyramid inter-attention module (PIAM) performs alignment of LDR features by leveraging inter-attention maps. Additionally, to boost the representation of aligned features in the merging process, we propose a dual excitation block (DEB) that recalibrates each feature both spatially and channel-wise. Exhaustive experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed PIAM and DEB, achieving state-of-the-art performance in terms of producing ghost-free HDR images.
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Funding: This work was supported by Institute of Information and communications Technology Planning and Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government(MSIT) (No.2020-0-00056, To create AI systems that act appropriately and effectively in novel situations that occur in open worlds).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering