A Signal-dependent Video Noise Estimator Via Inter-frame Signal Suppression
Yanhao Li, Marina Gardella, Quentin Bammey, Tina Nikoukhah, Rafael Grompone von Gioi, Miguel Colom, Jean-Michel Morel
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We propose a block-based signal-dependent noise estimation method on videos, that leverages inter-frame redundancy to separate noise from signal. Block matching is applied to find block pairs between two consecutive frames with similar signal. Then the Ponomarenko et al. method is extended to video by sorting pairs by their low-frequency energy and estimating noise in the high frequencies. Experiments on a real dataset of drone videos show its performance for different parameter settings and different noise levels. Two extensions of the proposed method using subpixel matching and for multiscale noise estimation are respectively analyzed.