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Video segmentation using combined cues
Author(s): Mark Steven Toller; Paul H. Lewis; Mark S. Nixon
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Paper Abstract

The use of video data in the multimedia environment is increasing rapidly, and so tools to handle large volumes of video data are required. One of the first steps towards creating more versatile video tools is to segment the video data, i.e. partition it into its component shots. This paper presents a novel combination of algorithms for video segmentation, utilizing histogram comparison, motion vector information (focus of expansion), and edge information to detect transitions between shots. Our method can reliably detect transitions such as camera breaks, fades, dissolves and wipes, in video compressed to the MPEG-I standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3312, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI, (23 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298450
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Steven Toller, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Paul H. Lewis, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Mark S. Nixon, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3312:
Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI
Ishwar K. Sethi; Ramesh C. Jain, Editor(s)

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