Effect of downsampling on the quality and resolution of super-resolved images

  • Rhei Joven Genove Juan Video and Image Processing Group, Instrumentation Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Maricor Narvaez Soriano Video and Image Processing Group, Instrumentation Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

More and more municipalities in the Philippines are installing CCTV cameras in their streets. But if the cameras are of low resolution or the cars are too far away then identity marks of the car cannot be read. If a video of the car was captured, super-resolution techniques can be applied to reconstruct a high-resolution image from the low-resolution video. In this paper, we examine the effect of downsampling on the quality and resolution of a super-resolved image by measuring their structural similarity index and modulation transfer function at varying resize factors. We simulated a CCTV footage by capturing movies of a remote controlled toy car with a signage attached to its side. To simulate low resolution, we resized video frames from a factor of 0.1 to 1 of their original dimensions. It was observed that text is recognizable at super-resolved images having SSIM index values of greater than or equal to 0.5 which corresponds to a scale factor of 0.41 (in SSIM = 0.5). At this scale factor, the resolution limit is at 7 pixels per line pair.

Published
2019-05-22
How to Cite
[1]
R. J. Juan and M. Soriano. Effect of downsampling on the quality and resolution of super-resolved images, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-1C-05 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-1C-05.
Section
Instrumentation, Imaging, and Signal Processing