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An evaluation of alternative techniques for automatic detection of shot boundaries in digital video
Smeaton, Alan F.; Gilvarry, J.; Gormley, G.; Tobin, B.; Marlow, Seán; Murphy, Noel
The application of image processing techniques to achieve substantial compression in digital video is one of the reasons why computer-supported video processing and digital TV are now becoming commonplace. The encoding formats used for video, such as the MPEG family of standards, have been developed primarily to achieve high compression rates, but now that this has been achieved, effort is being concentrated on other, content-based activities. MPEG-7, for example is a standard intended to support such developments. In the work described here, we are developing and deploying techniques to support content-based navigation and browsing through digital video (broadcast TV) archives. Fundamental to this is being able to automatically structure video into shots and scenes. In this paper we report our progress on developing a variety of approaches to automatic shot boundary detection in MPEG-1 video, and their evaluation on a large test suite of 8 hours of broadcast TV. Our work to date indicates that different techniques work well for different shot transition types and that a combination of techniques may yield the most accurate segmentation.
Keyword(s): Video compression; Digital video; Information retrieval
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Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Smeaton, Alan F. ORCID: 0000-0003-1028-8389 <>, Gilvarry, J., Gormley, G., Tobin, B., Marlow, Seán and Murphy, Noel (1999) An evaluation of alternative techniques for automatic detection of shot boundaries in digital video. In: IMVIP 1999 - 3rd Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, 8-9 September 1999, Dublin, Ireland.
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