A unified approach to scene change detection in uncompressed and compressed video

CN Canagarajah, DR Bull, WAC Fernando

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There is an increasing need to extract key information automatically from video for the purposes of indexing, fast retrieval and scene analysis. To support this vision, reliable scene change detection algorithms must be developed. This paper describes a unified approach for scene change detection in uncompressed and MPEG-2 compressed video statistical properties of each image. An efficient algorithm is proposed to estimate the statistical features in compressed video without full frame decompression and used these features with the uncompressed domain algorithms to identify scene changes in compressed video. Proposed scheme aims at detecting abrupt transitions and gradual transitions in both uncompressed and MPEG-2 compressed video using a single framework. Results on video of various content types are reported and validated. Furthermore, results show that for uncompressed video the accuracy of the detected transition region is above 98% and above 95% for MPEG-2 compressed video.
Translated title of the contributionA unified approach to scene change detection in uncompressed and compressed video
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)769 - 779
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: W Fernando would like to express his gratitude and sincere appreciation to the University of Bristol and CVCP for providing financial support for this work.

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