Space-Time-Aware Multi-Resolution Video Enhancement

Muhammad Haris, Greg Shakhnarovich, and Norimichi Ukita


We consider the problem of space-time super-resolution (ST-SR): increasing spatial resolution of video frames and simultaneously interpolating frames to increase the frame rate. Modern approaches handle these axes one at a time. In contrast, our proposed model called STARnet super-resolves jointly in space and time. This allows us to leverage mutually informative relationships between time and space: higher resolution can provide more detailed information about motion, and higher frame-rate can provide better pixel alignment. The components of our model that generate latent low- and high-resolution representations during ST-SR can be used to finetune a specialized mechanism for just spatial or just temporal SR. Experimental results demonstrate that STARnet improves the performances of space-time, spatial, and temporal video SR by substantial margins on publicly available datasets.

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