Given the success of diffusion fashions in text-to-image technology, a surge of video technology strategies has emerged, showcasing fascinating functions on this realm. Nonetheless, most video technology strategies usually produce movies on the “shot-level,” enclosing just a few seconds and portraying a single scene. Given the brevity of the content material, these movies are clearly unable to fulfill the necessities for cinematic and movie productions.
In cinematic or industrial-level video productions, “story-level” lengthy movies are sometimes characterised by the creation of distinct pictures that includes completely different scenes. These particular person pictures, various in size, are interconnected by means of strategies equivalent to transitions and modifying, facilitating longer movies and extra intricate visible storytelling. Combining scenes or pictures in movie and video modifying, often called transition, performs a pivotal position in post-production. Conventional transition strategies, equivalent to dissolves, fades, and wipes, depend on predefined algorithms or established interfaces. Nevertheless, these strategies lack flexibility and are sometimes constrained of their capabilities.
Another method to seamless transitions entails utilizing numerous and imaginative pictures to change from one scene to a different in a easy method. This method, generally employed in movies, can’t be straight generated utilizing predefined applications.
This work introduces a mannequin that addresses the much less widespread drawback of producing seamless and easy transitions by specializing in producing intermediate frames between two completely different scenes.
The mannequin calls for the generated transition frames to be semantically related to the given scene picture, coherent, easy, and in step with the supplied textual content.
The introduced work introduces a short-to-long video diffusion mannequin, termed SEINE, for generative transition and prediction. The target is to supply high-quality lengthy movies with easy and inventive transitions between scenes, encompassing various lengths of shot-level movies. An outline of the strategy is illustrated within the determine under.
To generate beforehand unseen transition and prediction frames primarily based on observable conditional photos or movies, SEINE incorporates a random masks module. Primarily based on the video dataset, the authors extract N-frames from the unique movies encoded by a pre-trained variational auto-encoder into latent vectors. Moreover, the mannequin takes a textual description as enter to boost the controllability of transition movies and exploit the capabilities of quick text-to-video technology.
Throughout the coaching stage, the latent vector undergoes corruption with noise, and a random-mask situation layer is utilized to seize an intermediate illustration of the movement between frames. The masking mechanism selectively retains or suppresses data from the unique latent code. SEINE takes the masked latent code and the masks itself as conditional enter to find out which frames are masked and which stay seen. The mannequin is skilled to foretell the noise affecting all the corrupted latent code. This entails studying the underlying distribution of the noise affecting each the unmasked frames and the textual description. Via modeling and predicting the noise, the mannequin goals to generate transition frames which might be sensible and visually coherent, seamlessly mixing seen frames with unmasked frames.
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Daniele Lorenzi acquired his M.Sc. in ICT for Web and Multimedia Engineering in 2021 from the College of Padua, Italy. He’s a Ph.D. candidate on the Institute of Data Know-how (ITEC) on the Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt. He’s at the moment working within the Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA and his analysis pursuits embrace adaptive video streaming, immersive media, machine studying, and QoS/QoE analysis.