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Collaborative tracking of objects in EPTZ cameras
Author(s): Faisal Bashir; Fatih Porikli
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of multi-source collaborative object tracking in high-definition (HD) video sequences. Specifically, we propose a new joint tracking paradigm for the multiple stream electronic pan-tilt-zoom (EPTZ) cameras. These cameras are capable of transmitting a low resolution thumbnail (LRT) image of the whole field of view as well as a high-resolution cropped (HRC) image for the target region. We exploit this functionality to perform joint tracking in both low resolution image of the whole field of view as well as high resolution image of the moving target. Our system detects objects of interest in the LRT image by background subtraction and tracks them using iterative coupled refinement in both LRT and HRC images. We compared the performance of our joint tracking system with that of tracking only in the HD mode. The results of our experiments show improved performance in terms of higher frame rates and better localization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6508, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2007, 65080N (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714077
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Faisal Bashir, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Fatih Porikli, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6508:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2007
Chang Wen Chen; Dan Schonfeld; Jiebo Luo, Editor(s)

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