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Robust camera motion estimation and classification for video analysis
Author(s): Hung-Chang Chang; Shang-Hong Lai
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Paper Abstract

Camera motion estimation is very important for indexing and retrieving video information. In this paper, we propose a robust camera motion estimation and classification algorithm. Our camera motion estimation algorithm consists of optical flow estimation, iterative RANSAC (RANdom SAmple Consensus) multiple motion estimation, and long-term camera motion estimation through a shortest-path search. In this approach, we first estimate multiple global affine motions from the computed optical flow field for every frame in the video sequence. Then, the long-term camera motion is determined from searching a shortest path in a graph of cascaded nodes of global motions. After the camera motion is determined for the whole video, we apply an artificial neural network to classify the camera motion type. This neural network is trained from a large set of different types of camera motion data. We show accurate camera motion classification results through experiments on real videos.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5308, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004, (18 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.527698
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Hung-Chang Chang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5308:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2004
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Bhaskaran Vasudev, Editor(s)

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