Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Real-Time Reflection Reduction from Glasses in Videoconferences

Real-Time Reflection Reduction from Glasses in Videoconferences

Surrounding lighting conditions cannot always be sufficiently controlled during videoconferences, yielding situations in which disturbing reflections might appear on the participants glasses. In this article, we present a retrained neural network to convincingly reduce such reflections. For real time performance we propose an asynchronous processing pipeline accompanied by a head pose-based caching strategy to reuse intermediate processing results. The implementation as virtual webcam allows the system to be used with arbitrary videoconferencing systems.

Author(s):Marc-André Tucholke, Marie Christoph, Lasse Anders, Raven Ochlich, Steve Grogorick, Martin Eisemann
Published:May 2023
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. WSCG (Union Agency, Science Press)
Presented at:International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG) 2023
Project(s): Realism-enhanced Omnidirectional Video in Virtual Reality 

  title = {Real-Time Reflection Reduction from Glasses in Videoconferences},
  author = {Tucholke, Marc-Andr{\'e} and Christoph, Marie and Anders, Lasse and Ochlich, Raven and Grogorick, Steve and Eisemann, Martin},
  booktitle = {Proc. {WSCG}},
  doi = {10.24132/{CSRN}.3301.20},
  volume = {31},
  pages = {168--175},
  month = {May},
  year = {2023}