The open source code produced by Manuel Ruder, Alexey Dosovitskiy and Thomas Brox was used in generating the final render of NYC Flow.
In the past, manually re-drawing an image in a certain artistic style required a professional artist and a long time. Doing this for a video sequence single-handed was beyond imagination. Nowadays computers provide new possibilities. We present an approach that transfers the style from one image (for example, a painting) to a whole video sequence. We make use of recent advances in style transfer in still images and propose new initializations and loss functions applicable to videos. This allows us to generate consistent and stable stylized video sequences, even in cases with large motion and strong occlusion. We show that the proposed method clearly outperforms simpler baselines both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Style transfer for videos, as described in the paper “Artistic style transfer for videos” by Manuel Ruder, Alexey Dosovitskiy and Thomas Brox https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.08610