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Journal of Electronic Imaging • Open Access

Efficient temporal alignment of video sequences using unbiased bidirectional dynamic time warping

Paper Abstract

We propose an efficient technique for temporally aligning video sequences of similar activities. The proposed technique is able to synchronize view-variance videos from different scenes performing similar 3-D activities. Unlike existing techniques that just consider unidirectional alignment, the proposed technique considers symmetric temporal alignment and computes the optimal alignment by eliminating any view-based bias. The advantages of our technique are validated by experiments conducted on synthetic and real video data. The experimental results show that the proposed technique out-performs existing techniques in several test video sequences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2010
PDF: 3 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 19(4) 040501 doi: 10.1117/1.3488415
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 19, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Cheng Lu, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Mrinal K. Mandal, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

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