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Artistic style transfer for videos

German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR), 2016
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Abstract: In the past, manually re-drawing an image in a certain artistic style required a professional artist and a long time. Doing this for a video sequence single-handed was beyond imagination. Nowadays computers provide new possibilities. We present an approach that transfers the style from one image (for example, a painting) to a whole video sequence. We make use of recent advances in style transfer in still images and propose new initializations and loss functions applicable to videos. This allows us to generate consistent and stable stylized video sequences, even in cases with large motion and strong occlusion. We show that the proposed method clearly outperforms simpler baselines both qualitatively and quantitatively.

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BibTex references

@InProceedings{BD16,
  author       = "M. Ruder and A. Dosovitskiy and T. Brox",
  title        = "Artistic style transfer for videos",
  booktitle    = "German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR)",
  month        = " ",
  year         = "2016",
  url          = "http://lmb.informatik.uni-freiburg.de//Publications/2016/BD16"
}

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