Deep Stereo Image Compression via Bi-directional Coding
Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Existing learning-based stereo compression methods usually adopt a unidirectional approach to encoding one image independently and the other image conditioned upon the first. This paper proposes a novel bidirectional coding-based end-to-end stereo image compression network (BCSIC-Net). BCSIC-Net consists of a novel bidirectional contextual transform module which performs nonlinear transform conditioned upon the inter-view context in a latent space to reduce inter-view redundancy, and a bidirectional conditional entropy model that employs interview correspondence as a conditional prior to improve coding efficiency. Experimental results on the InStereo2K and KITTI datasets demonstrate that the proposed BCSIC-Net can effectively reduce the inter-view redundancy and out-performs state-of-the-art methods.
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National Natural Science Foundation of China