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POD-Based Denoising/Reconstru​ction

version 1.0.3 (1.58 KB) by Fernando Zigunov
Uses Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) to reconstruct the time series of a movie (or any ND series) with only the selected modes.


Updated 15 Aug 2019

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Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) is an analysis technique that is able to extract the most energetic modes of a time series. Turns out gaussian noise will spread its energy across all modes in POD, which enables de-noising of video and other N-D time series by reconstructing the time series only from its most energetic modes.

As Matlab's SVD returns the modes in energetic order (mode 1=most energetic), one can reconstruct a time series X with less modes (Modes is an array, could be 1:nModes or anything you fancy!). The series will look blurry and weird, but if enough modes are used without using all modes, noise can be rejected to an extent.

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Fernando Zigunov (2019). POD-Based Denoising/Reconstruction (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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