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Moving-object detection from MPEG coded data
Author(s): Yasuyuki Nakajima; Akio Yoneyama; Hiromasa Yanagihara; Masaru Sugano
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Paper Abstract

We describe a method of moving object detection directly from MPEG coded data. Since motion information in MPEG coded data is determined in terms of coding efficiency point of view, it does not always provide real motion information of objects. We use a wide variety of coding information including motion vectors and DCT coefficients to estimate real object motion. Since such information can be directly obtained from coded bitstream, very fast operation can be expected. Moving objects are detected basically analyzing motion vectors and spatio-temporal correlation of motion in P-, and B-pictures. Moving objects are also detected in intra macroblocks by analyzing coding characteristics of intra macroblocks in P- and B-pictures and by investigating temporal motion continuity in I-pictures. The simulation results show that successful moving object detection has been performed on macroblock level using several test sequences. Since proposed method is very simple and requires much less computational power than the conventional object detection methods, it has a significant advantage as motion analysis tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3309, Visual Communications and Image Processing '98, (9 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298412
Show Author Affiliations
Yasuyuki Nakajima, KDD Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Akio Yoneyama, KDD Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hiromasa Yanagihara, KDD Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Masaru Sugano, KDD Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3309:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '98
Sarah A. Rajala; Majid Rabbani, Editor(s)

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