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VideoQuest: an advanced aerial video exploitation and management system
Author(s): Hui Cheng; Darren Butler; Chris Meng; Thomas Kover; Gopi Padmanabhan; Ron Krakower
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Paper Abstract

Today, a large number of videos are collected using aerial platforms. These videos are used for various applications from agriculture surveys to disaster response, from surveillance and security to intelligence gathering. As the amount of aerial video increases, there is a need for systematic exploitation and effective management of the large aerial videos database. In this paper, we will introduce VideoQuest, an advanced aerial video exploitation and management system that provides real-time aerial video enhancement, archiving, indexing and analysis capabilities such as sensor metadata enhancement, moving target detection and tracking and event detection. To effectively and efficiently utilize archived aerial videos, VideoQuest also provides spatial, temporal and content based indexing. To quickly retrieve videos in a large-scale video database, the system summarizes aerial video hierarchically and based on content, such as objects, tracks and events extracted from videos. Additionally, VideoQuest allows user to interactively search and browse A large aerial video database through a "virtual fly control" GUI that dynamically assembles visual information according to user's needs. Using the VideoQeust system, a user can search and retrieve mission-relevant information several magnitudes faster than without using our system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6741, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting III, 67410C (8 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737489
Show Author Affiliations
Hui Cheng, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Darren Butler, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Chris Meng, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Thomas Kover, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Gopi Padmanabhan, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)
Ron Krakower, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6741:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting III
Colin Lewis, Editor(s)

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