23 December 1997 Editing cues for content-based analysis and summarization of motion pictures
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This paper introduces techniques that exploit common film editing practices to perform content-based analysis and summarization of video programs. By observing certain editing conventions we determine the intended associations between shots that constitute a coherent sequence, and utilize this information to generate meaningful semantic decompositions of streams. Dynamic composition, shot pacing, motion continuity, and shot transitions are among the editing tools that we consider for high-level analysis. We also develop techniques for detecting establishing shots in a video program, and demonstrate how they can be used for efficient query processing and summary generation. The proposed framework facilitates such queries as finding shots that occur at the same location or within the same time frame; it also provides a powerful tool for semi-automated EDL and script generation.
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Ahmet Mufit Ferman, Ahmet Mufit Ferman, A. Murat Tekalp, A. Murat Tekalp, } "Editing cues for content-based analysis and summarization of motion pictures", Proc. SPIE 3312, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI, (23 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298471; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.298471
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