“Digital restoration of moldy aged films” by Tu, Guan, Chuang, Wu, Chen, et al. …

  • ©Chieh-Ju Tu, Shuen-Huei Guan, Yung-Yu Chuang, Jiann-Rong Wu, Bing-Yu Chen, and Ming Ouhyoung




    Digital restoration of moldy aged films



    Film is regarded as an important art form, often reflecting the culture from which it is stemmed. Films record our history, represent contemporary culture and have great artistic value. Thus, they are precious cultural assets. Unfortunately, because of aging, improper storage conditions and other reasons, old films are threaten with defects caused by decaying, dust, dirt, scratch and mold. Consequently, digital film restoration, repairing defects in films, has been recognized as an important issue by archives, content owners and film companies. This paper proposes a learning-based defect detection method and a flow-based defect repairing algorithm for greatly reducing manual efforts in film restoration. The main contributions include a novel example-based approach for defect detection and a restoration algorithm which can repair seriously damaged films.


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