Video Carving [article]

Billy Chen, Pradeep Sen
2008 Eurographics State of the Art Reports  
We present a technique for summarizing a video into a short segment, while preserving the important events in the original. While many techniques remove whole frames from the video stream when condensing it, we observe that these deleted frames need not come from a single time step. More generally, deleted frames are 'sheets' through the space-time volume. This leads to an algorithm whereby sheets are incrementally carved from the video cube to shorten the length of a video. The problem of
more » ... ng these sheets is formulated as a min-cut problem, whose solution can be mapped to a sheet.We show results by creating short, viewable summaries of long video sequences.
doi:10.2312/egs.20081022 fatcat:r2uuau2x4ncbpesrkkpowfhhee