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New video shot change detection algorithm based on accurate motion and illumination estimation
Author(s): Shang-Hong Lai; Wei-Kuang Lee
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Paper Abstract

Temporal segmentation of a video sequence into different shots is fundamental to a number of video retrieval and analysis applications. Motion estimation has been wildly used in many applications of video processing, since it provides the most essential information for an image sequence. In this paper, we explore the possibility to exploit motion and illumination estimation in a video sequence to detect various types of shot changes. Optical flow is the motion vector computed at each pixel in an image sequence from intensity variation. Traditionally, optical flow computational algorithms were derived from the brightness constancy assumption. In this paper, we employ a generalized optical flow constraint that includes an illumination parameter to model local illumination changes. An iterative optical flow and illumination estimation algorithm is developed in this paper to refine the generalized optical flow constraints step by step, thus leading to a very accurate estimation of the optical flow and illumination parameters. Two robust measures are defined from the mean and standard deviation of the estimated intensity compensation values for all the blocks in the same image. Either of these two measures corresponds significantly to various types of shot changes. We show the usefulness of these two measures through experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4676, Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2002, (19 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.451085
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Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Wei-Kuang Lee, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4676:
Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2002
Minerva M. Yeung; Chung-Sheng Li; Rainer W. Lienhart, Editor(s)

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