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Eulerian Video Magnification and Analysis

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This is in contrast with earlier work to amplify small motions13 by computing per-pixel motion vectors and then displacing pixel values by magnified motion vectors. In contrast, an Eulerian perspective uses a fixed reference frame and characterizes fluid properties over time at each fixed location, akin to an observer watching the water from a bridge. This simple processing reveals both subtle color variations and small motions because, for small sub-pixel motions or large structures, motion is linearly related to intensity change through a first-order Taylor series expansion (Section 2). Because the motions involved are small, we can make first-order Taylor arguments to show that linear, per-pixel amplification of color variations closely approximates a larger version of the motion.

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