MAST: Mask-accelerated shearlet transform for densely-sampled light field reconstruction

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Shearlet Transform (ST) is one of the most effective algorithms for the Densely-Sampled Light Field (DSLF) reconstruction from a Sparsely-Sampled Light Field (SSLF) with a large disparity range. However, ST requires a precise estimation of the disparity range of the SSLF in order to design a shearlet system with decent scales and to pre-shear the sparsely-sampled Epipolar-Plane Images (EPIs) of the SSLF. To overcome this limitation, a novel coarse-to-fine DSLF reconstruction method, referred to as Mask-Accelerated Shearlet Transform (MAST), is proposed in this paper. Specifically, a state-of-the-art learning-based optical flow method, FlowNet2, is employed to estimate the disparities of a SSLF. The estimated disparities are then utilized to roughly estimate the densely-sampled EPIs for the sparsely-sampled EPIs of the SSLF. Finally, an elaborately-designed soft mask for a coarsely-inpainted EPI is exploited to perform an iterative refinement on this EPI. Experimental results on nine challenging horizontal-parallax real-world SSLF datasets with large disparity ranges (up to 35 pixels) demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed method over the other state-of-the-art approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2019
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538695524
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo - Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo


  • Densely-sampled light field reconstruction
  • Mask-accelerated shearlet transform
  • Parallax view generation
  • Shearlet transform
  • View synthesis

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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