Multi-clip video editing from a single viewpoint

Vineet Gandhi, Remi Ronfard, Michael Gleicher
2014 Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Visual Media Production - CVMP '14  
We propose a framework for automatically generating multiple clips suitable for video editing by simulating pan-tilt-zoom camera movements within the frame of a single static camera. Assuming important actors and objects can be localized using computer vision techniques, our method requires only minimal user input to define the subject matter of each sub-clip. The composition of each sub-clip is automatically computed in a novel L1-norm optimization framework. Our approach encodes several
more » ... cinematographic practices into a single convex cost function minimization problem, resulting in aesthetically pleasing sub-clips which can easily be edited together using off-the-shelf multi-clip video editing software. We demonstrate our approach on five video sequences of a live theatre performance by generating multiple synchronized subclips for each sequence.
doi:10.1145/2668904.2668936 dblp:conf/cvmp/GandhiRG14 fatcat:blodybwhxvad5nsdnmzp4p2pke