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VideoZoom: a spatiotemporal video browser for the Internet
Author(s): John R. Smith
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Paper Abstract

We describe a system for browsing and interactively retrieving video sequences over the Internet at multiple spatial and temporal resolutions. Each video sequence is decomposed into a hierarchy of video view elements that are retrieved in a progressive fashion. The client browser builds the views of the video sequence by retrieving, caching and assembling the view elements, as needed. This allows the user to quickly browse the video over the Internet by starting with a coarse, low-resolution view and by selectively zooming-in along the temporal and spatial dimensions. We demonstrate that the video view element method is able to represent and deliver the video in a compact form while significantly speeding up the access and progressive retrieval over the Internet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3527, Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems III, (5 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325814
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John R. Smith, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3527:
Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems III
C.-C. Jay Kuo; Shih-Fu Chang; Sethuraman Panchanathan, Editor(s)

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