Automatic Summarization of Broadcasted Soccer Videos with Adaptive Fast-forwarding

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Chen, Fan ; De Vleeschouwer, Christophe (2011)
  • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Journal: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 1-6 (issn: 1945-7871)
  • Subject: Resource Allocation | Adaptive Fast-Forwarding | Soccer Video Analysis | Video Summarization

When summarizing a video consisting of temporally continuous actions, e.g., surveillance videos or team-sport videos, fast-forwarding usually provides a better solution than content truncation to organize a semantically more complete and thus easily understandable story. Based on the resource allocation framework initially introduced in [1], we propose a fully automatic summarization system for broadcasted soccer videos, which supports adaptive fast-forwarding as well as content truncation. The proposed system involves two major contributions (i) an improved algorithm for refining the boundaries of far-view clips based on the extracted camera movement; (ii) a processto organize a summary by determining both the selected clipsand their optimal fast-forwarding strategies, considering the scenechanging tempos of those clips and the given duration constraint. Experiments on real-life broad-casted soccer videos demonstrate the relevance and the efficiency of our proposed method.
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