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Image and video fingerprinting: forensic applications
Author(s): Frédéric Lefebvre; Bertrand Chupeau; Ayoub Massoudi; Eric Diehl
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Paper Abstract

Fighting movie piracy often requires automatic content identification. The most common technique to achieve this uses watermarking, but not all copyrighted content is watermarked. Video fingerprinting is an efficient alternative solution to identify content, to manage multimedia files in UGC sites or P2P networks and to register pirated copies with master content. When registering by matching copy fingerprints with master ones, a model of distortion can be estimated. In case of in-theater piracy, the model of geometric distortion allows the estimation of the capture location. A step even further is to determine, from passive image analysis only, whether different pirated versions were captured with the same camcorder. In this paper we present three such fingerprinting-based forensic applications: UGC filtering, estimation of capture location and source identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7254, Media Forensics and Security, 725405 (4 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.806580

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7254:
Media Forensics and Security
Edward J. Delp; Jana Dittmann; Nasir D. Memon; Ping Wah Wong, Editor(s)

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