We tackle the task of semi-supervised video object segmentation, i.e, pixel-level object classification of the images in video sequences using very limited ground truth training data of its corresponding video. Recently introduced online adaptation of convolutional neural networks for video object segmentation (OnAVOS) has achieved good results by pretraining the network, fine-tuning on the first frame and training the network at test time using its approximate prediction as newly obtained ground truth. We propose Flow Adaptive Video Object Segmentation (FAVOS) that refines the generated adaptive ground truth for online updates and utilizes temporal consistency between video frames with the help of optical flow. We validate our approach on the DAVIS Challenge and achieve rank 1 results on the DAVIS 2016 Challenge (single-object segmentation) and competitive scores on both DAVIS 2018 Semi-supervised Challenge and Interactive Challenge (multi-object segmentation). While most models tend to have increasing complexity for the challenging task of video object segmentation, FAVOS provides a simple and efficient pipeline that produces accurate predictions.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lin, Fanqing, "Flow Adaptive Video Object Segmentation" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 7067.
machine learning, video object segmentation, semi-supervised, interactive, convolutional neural network, optical ï¬‚ow, online adaptation