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Segmentation of MPEG-2 motion imagery within the compressed domain
Author(s): Thomas S. Heath; Mark A. Robertson; John G. Keller; Todd B. Howlett
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Paper Abstract

Temporal segmentation of video in the compressed domain is becoming increasingly popular due to its computational advantages over video decompression followed by pixel-domain segmentation. This paper discusses the advantages of compressed-domain processing, and proposes a computationally-efficient method of detecting scene changes without reconstructing the video. The target application provides requirements that allow the algorithm to avoid complicated processing that searches for unnatural scenes changes such as dissolves, fades, and wipes that are common studio effects. The paper provides experimental results to demonstrate operation of the algorithm on real data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4735, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing VIII, (7 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470108
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Thomas S. Heath, Northrop-Grumman Information Technologies (United States)
Mark A. Robertson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John G. Keller, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Todd B. Howlett, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4735:
Hybrid Image and Signal Processing VIII
David P. Casasent; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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