A statistical confidence measure for optical flows

TitleA statistical confidence measure for optical flows
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKondermann, C, Mester, R, Garbe, CS
Conference NameProceedings of the ECCV

Confidence measures are crucial to the interpretation of any optical flow measurement. Even though numerous methods for estimating optical flow have been proposed over the last three decades, a sound, universal, and statistically motivated confidence measure for optical flow measurements is still missing. We aim at filling this gap with this contribution, where such a confidence measure is derived, using statistical test theory and measurable statistics of flow fields from the regarded domain. The new confidence measure is computed from merely the results of the optical flow estimator and hence can be applied to any optical flow estimation method, covering the range from local parametric to global variational approaches. Experimental results using state-of-the-art optical flow estimators and various test sequences demonstrate the superiority of the proposed technique compared to existing confidence measures.


Lecture Notes Computer Science

Citation Keykondermann2008a