A Study of Efficient Light Field Subsampling and Reconstruction Strategies3rd February 2020
Limited angular resolution is one of the main obstacles for practical applications of light fields. Although numerous approaches have been proposed to enhance angular resolution, view selection strategies have not been well explored in this area. In this paper, we study subsampling and reconstruction strategies for light fields. First, different subsampling strategies are studied with a fixed sampling ratio, such as row-wise sampling, column-wise sampling, or their combinations. Second, several strategies are explored to reconstruct intermediate views from four regularly sampled input views. The influence of the angular density of the input is also evaluated. We evaluate these strategies on both real-world and synthetic datasets, and optimal selection strategies are devised from our results. These can be applied in future light field research such as compression, angular super-resolution, and design of camera systems.
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