1 July 2010 Tackling action-based video abstraction of animated movies for video browsing
Author Affiliations +
We address the issue of producing automatic video abstracts in the context of the video indexing of animated movies. For a quick browse of a movie's visual content, we propose a storyboard-like summary, which follows the movie's events by retaining one key frame for each specific scene. To capture the shot's visual activity, we use histograms of cumulative interframe distances, and the key frames are selected according to the distribution of the histogram's modes. For a preview of the movie's exciting action parts, we propose a trailer-like video highlight, whose aim is to show only the most interesting parts of the movie. Our method is based on a relatively standard approach, i.e., highlighting action through the analysis of the movie's rhythm and visual activity information. To suit every type of movie content, including predominantly static movies or movies without exciting parts, the concept of action depends on the movie's average rhythm. The efficiency of our approach is confirmed through several end-user studies.
© (2010) Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Bogdan E. Ionescu, Bogdan E. Ionescu, Laurent Ott, Laurent Ott, Patrick Lambert, Patrick Lambert, Didier Coquin, Didier Coquin, Alexandra Pacureanu, Alexandra Pacureanu, Vasile V. Buzuloiu, Vasile V. Buzuloiu, } "Tackling action-based video abstraction of animated movies for video browsing," Journal of Electronic Imaging 19(3), 033002 (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3456697 . Submission:


Automatic generation of summaries for the Web
Proceedings of SPIE (December 17 2003)
VRML approach to Web video browsing
Proceedings of SPIE (December 13 1998)
Two-stage strategy for indexing and presenting video
Proceedings of SPIE (March 31 1994)
Image feature meaning for automatic key-frame extraction
Proceedings of SPIE (December 17 2003)

Back to Top