BIRNAT: Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks with Adversarial Training for Video Snapshot Compressive Imaging

Ziheng Cheng, Ruiying Lu, Zhengjue Wang, Hao Zhang, Bo Chen, Ziyi Meng, Xin Yuan ;


We consider the problem of video snapshot compressive imaging (SCI), where multiple high-speed frames are coded by different masks and then summed to a single measurement. This measurement and the modulation masks are fed into our Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) to reconstruct the desired high-speed frames. Our end-to-end sampling and reconstruction system is dubbed BIdirectional Recurrent Neural networks with Adversarial Training (BIRNAT). To our best knowledge, this is the first time that recurrent networks are employed to SCI problem. Our proposed BIRNAT outperforms other deep learning based algorithms and the state-of-the-art optimization based algorithm, DeSCI, through exploiting the underlying correlation of sequential video frames. BIRNAT employs a deep convolutional neural network with Resblock and feature map self-attention (AttRes-CNN) to reconstruct the first frame, based on which bidirectional RNN (Bi-RNN) is utilized to reconstruct the following frames in a sequential manner. To improve the quality of the reconstructed video, BIRNAT is further equipped with the adversarial training besides the mean square error loss. Extensive results on both simulation and real data (from two SCI cameras) demonstrate the superior performance of our BIRNAT system."

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