Ultra-High-Definition Image HDR Reconstruction via Collaborative Bilateral Learning

Existing single image high dynamic range (HDR) reconstruction attempt to expand the range of luminance. They are not effective to generate plausible textures and colors in the reconstructed results, especially for high-density pixels in ultra-high-definition (UHD) images.To address these problems, we propose a new HDR reconstruction network for UHD images by collaboratively learning color and texture details. First, we propose a dual-path network to extract content and chromatic features at a reduced resolution of the low dynamic range (LDR) input. These two types features are used to fit bilatera-space affine models for real-time HDR reconstruction. To extract the main data structure of the LDR input, we propose to use 3D Tucker decomposition and reconstruction to prevents false edges and noise amplification in the learned bilateral grid. As a result, the high-quality content and chromatic features can be reconstructed capitalized on guided bilateral upsampling. Finally, we fuse these two full-resolution feature maps into the HDR reconstructed results.Our proposed method can achieve real-time processing for UHD image (about 160 fps).Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm performs favorably against the state-of-the-art HDR reconstruction approaches on public benchmarks and real-world UHD images.

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