Learning Blind Video Temporal Consistency

Our method reduces the temporal flickering on per-frame processed videos (left) and generates temporally consistent videos (right).
All the results are generated from a single model.

Applying image processing algorithms independently to each frame of a video often leads to undesired inconsistent results over time. Developing temporally consistent video-based extensions, however, requires domain knowledge for individual tasks and is unable to generalize to other applications. In this paper, we present an efficient end-to-end approach based on deep recurrent network for enforcing temporal consistency in a video. Our method takes the original unprocessed and per-frame processed videos as inputs to produce a temporally consistent video. Consequently, our approach is agnostic to specific image processing algorithms applied on the original video. We train the proposed network by minimizing both short-term and long-term temporal losses as well as the perceptual loss to strike a balance between temporal stability and perceptual similarity with the processed frames. At test time, our model does not require computing optical flow and thus achieves real-time speed even for high-resolution videos. We show that our single model can handle multiple and unseen tasks, including but not limited to artistic style transfer, enhancement, colorization, image-to-image translation and intrinsic image decomposition. Extensive objective evaluation and subject study demonstrate that the proposed approach performs favorably against the state-of-the-art methods on various types of videos.


Wei-Sheng Lai, Jia-Bin Huang, Oliver Wang, Eli Shechtman, Ersin Yumer, and Ming-Hsuan Yang, "Learning Blind Video Temporal Consistency", in European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018

    author    = {Lai, Wei-Sheng and Huang, Jia-Bin and Wang, Oliver and Shechtman, Eli and Yumer, Ersin and Yang, Ming-Hsuan}, 
    title     = {Learning Blind Video Temporal Consistency}, 
    booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision},
    year      = {2018}