8 October 2007 VideoQuest: an advanced aerial video exploitation and management system
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Today, a large number of videos are collected using aerial platforms. These videos are used for various applications from agriculture surveys to disaster response, from surveillance and security to intelligence gathering. As the amount of aerial video increases, there is a need for systematic exploitation and effective management of the large aerial videos database. In this paper, we will introduce VideoQuest, an advanced aerial video exploitation and management system that provides real-time aerial video enhancement, archiving, indexing and analysis capabilities such as sensor metadata enhancement, moving target detection and tracking and event detection. To effectively and efficiently utilize archived aerial videos, VideoQuest also provides spatial, temporal and content based indexing. To quickly retrieve videos in a large-scale video database, the system summarizes aerial video hierarchically and based on content, such as objects, tracks and events extracted from videos. Additionally, VideoQuest allows user to interactively search and browse A large aerial video database through a "virtual fly control" GUI that dynamically assembles visual information according to user's needs. Using the VideoQeust system, a user can search and retrieve mission-relevant information several magnitudes faster than without using our system.
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Hui Cheng, Hui Cheng, Darren Butler, Darren Butler, Chris Meng, Chris Meng, Thomas Kover, Thomas Kover, Gopi Padmanabhan, Gopi Padmanabhan, Ron Krakower, Ron Krakower, "VideoQuest: an advanced aerial video exploitation and management system", Proc. SPIE 6741, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting III, 67410C (8 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737489; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.737489

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