Personalized Abstraction of Broadcasted American Football Video by Highlight Selection

N. Babaguchi, Y. Kawai, T. Ogura, T. Kitahashi
2004 IEEE transactions on multimedia  
Video abstraction is defined as creating shorter video clips or video posters from an original video stream. In this paper, we propose a method of generating a personalized abstract of broadcasted American football video. We first detect significant events in the video stream by matching textual overlays appearing in an image frame with the descriptions of gamestats in which highlights of the game are described. Then, we select highlight shots which should be included in the video abstract from
more » ... those detected events reflecting on their significance degree and personal preferences, and generate a video clip by connecting the shots augmented with related audio and text. An hour-length video can be compressed into a minute-length personalized abstract. We experimentally verified the effectiveness of this method by comparing man-made video abstracts.
doi:10.1109/tmm.2004.830811 fatcat:tes4vkuo4rclrmvn4uok53vswy