Learning Video Stabilization Using Optical Flow

CVPR 2020

Authors: Jiyang Yu, Ravi Ramamoorthi Description: We propose a novel neural network that infers the per-pixel warp fields for video stabilization from the optical flow fields of the input video. While previous learning based video stabilization methods attempt to implicitly learn frame motions from color videos, our method resorts to optical flow for motion analysis and directly learns the stabilization using the optical flow. We also propose a pipeline that uses optical flow principal components for motion inpainting and warp field smoothing, making our method robust to moving objects, occlusion and optical flow inaccuracy, which is challenging for other video stabilization methods. Our method achieves quantitatively and visually better results than the state-of-the-art optimization based and deep learning based video stabilization methods. Our method also gives a ~3x speed improvement compared to the optimization based methods.