Motion-Based Selection of Relevant Video Segments for Video Summarization

Nathalie Peyrard, Patrick Bouthemy
2005 Multimedia tools and applications  
We present a method for motion-based video segmentation and segment classification as a step towards video summarization. The sequential segmentation of the video is performed by detecting changes in the dominant image motion, assumed to be related to camera motion and represented by a 2D affine model. The detection is achieved by analysing the temporal variations of some coefficients of the 2D affine model (robustly) estimated. The obtained video segments supply reasonable temporal units to be
more » ... further classified. For the second stage, we adopt a statistical representation of the residual motion content of the video scene, relying on the distribution of temporal co-occurrences of local motion-related measurements. Pre-identified classes of dynamic events are learned off-line from a training set of video samples of the genre of interest. Each video segment is then classified according to a Maximum Likelihood criterion. Finally, excerpts of the relevant classes can be selected for video summarization. Experiments regarding the two steps of the method are presented on different video genres leading to very encouraging results while only low-level motion information is considered.
doi:10.1007/s11042-005-0891-0 fatcat:olyw45rdard7tjbuayqfbm6oym