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UVEB: A Large-scale Benchmark and Baseline Towards Real-World Underwater Video Enhancement

yaofeng xie · Lingwei Kong · Kai Chen · Zheng Ziqiang · Xiao Yu · Zhibin Yu · Bing Zheng

Arch 4A-E Poster #270
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Fri 21 Jun 10:30 a.m. PDT — noon PDT


Learning-based underwater image enhancement (UIE) methods have made great progress. However, the lack of large-scale and high-quality paired training samples has become the main bottleneck hindering the development of UIE. The inter-frame information in underwater videos can accelerate or optimize the UIE process. Thus, we constructed the first large-scale high-resolution underwater video enhancement benchmark (UVEB) to promote the development of underwater vision. UVEB is 500 times larger than the existing underwater image enhancement benchmark. It contains 1,308 pairs of video sequences and more than 453,000 high-resolution with 38\% Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K frame pairs. UVEB comes from multiple countries, containing various scenes and video degradation types to adapt to diverse and complex underwater environments. We also propose the first supervised underwater video enhancement method, UVE-Net. UVE-Net converts the current frame information into convolutional kernels and passes them to adjacent frames for efficient inter-frame information exchange. By fully utilizing the redundant degraded information of underwater videos, UVE-Net completes video enhancement better. Experiments show the effective network design and good performance of UVE-Net.

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