Users sometimes opt out of artificial (custom) backgrounds or blur effects in video conferencing (VC) because they want to maintain the naturalness of a real background. However, if the wireless connection is poor, video conferencing quality can suffer if sufficient bandwidth to communicate the full video is not available. This disclosure describes techniques to reduce the bandwidth required for transmission of video with real backgrounds by taking one-time sequential snapshots of a video conference participant’s background and with user permission, storing the snapshot to make it available to other participants in the video conference. During the video conference, image regions corresponding to the user’s silhouette are transmitted while the background is rendered by using the stored snapshot.
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Shin, D, "Low Latency Video Conferencing by Inpainting User Image onto a Background", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 11, 2022)