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Automated content and quality assessment of full-motion-video for the generation of meta data
Author(s): Josh Harguess
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Paper Abstract

Virtually all of the video data (and full-motion-video (FMV)) that is currently collected and stored in support of missions has been corrupted to various extents by image acquisition and compression artifacts. Additionally, video collected by wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) surveillance systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and similar sources is often of low quality or in other ways corrupted so that it is not worth storing or analyzing. In order to make progress in the problem of automatic video analysis, the first problem that should be solved is deciding whether the content of the video is even worth analyzing to begin with. We present a work in progress to address three types of scenes which are typically found in real-world data stored in support of Department of Defense (DoD) missions: no or very little motion in the scene, large occlusions in the scene, and fast camera motion. Each of these produce video that is generally not usable to an analyst or automated algorithm for mission support and therefore should be removed or flagged to the user as such. We utilize recent computer vision advances in motion detection and optical flow to automatically assess FMV for the identification and generation of meta-data (or tagging) of video segments which exhibit unwanted scenarios as described above. Results are shown on representative real-world video data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9463, Motion Imagery: Standards, Quality, and Interoperability, 94630L (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178414
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Josh Harguess, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9463:
Motion Imagery: Standards, Quality, and Interoperability
Donnie Self, Editor(s)

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