30 August 2002 Automatic home video abstraction using audio contents
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With the increasing number of people who can afford to make videos to record their lives, home videos play more and more important role in people's lives. Video abstraction is an efficient way to help review such a huge amount of home videos. In this paper, an automatic home video abstraction method mainly using audio contents is presented. The audio contents are first segmented and classified as speech, music, silence and special sounds basing on audio short-time features and morphology. Then special sounds are further categorized as songs, laughter, applause, scream and others using Hidden Markov Model (HMM). After that, motion level and blur degree are acquired using the video contents. Finally, video segments containing special effects, such as speech, laughter, song, applause, scream, and specified motion level and blur degree, are extracted as the main parts of the abstract. The remaining parts of the abstract are generated using key frame information. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can extract desired parts ofhome video to generate satisfactory video abstracts
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Ming Zhao, Ming Zhao, Chun Chen, Chun Chen, Caifu Chen, Caifu Chen, JiaJun Bu, JiaJun Bu, } "Automatic home video abstraction using audio contents", Proc. SPIE 4925, Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology III, (30 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481604; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.481604

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