24 August 1999 Video segmentation based on watershed algorithm and optical flow motion estimation
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Proceedings Volume 3846, Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems IV; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360455
Event: Photonics East '99, 1999, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The video coding scheme defined by MPEG-4 standard offers several content-based functionalities, demanding the description of the scene in terms of so-called video- objects. The separate coding of the video objects may enrich the user interaction in several multimedia services due to flexible access to the bit-stream and an easy manipulation of the video information. In this framework, the coder may perform a locally defined pre-processing, aimed at the automatic identification of the objects appearing in the sequence. Hence, video segmentation is a key issue in efficiency applying the MPEG-4 coding scheme. This paper presents a segmentation algorithm based on watershed algorithm and optical flow motion estimation. Our simulation results show that this method is able to solve complex segmentation tasks according to luminance homogeneity and motion coherence criterion.
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Wei-Lien Hsu, Wei-Lien Hsu, Chen-Wei Shih, Chen-Wei Shih, } "Video segmentation based on watershed algorithm and optical flow motion estimation", Proc. SPIE 3846, Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems IV, (24 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360455
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