Fast forwarding Egocentric Videos by Listening and Watching

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Furlan, Vinicius S. ; Bajcsy, Ruzena ; Nascimento, Erickson R. (2018)
  • Subject: Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

The remarkable technological advance in well-equipped wearable devices is pushing an increasing production of long first-person videos. However, since most of these videos have long and tedious parts, they are forgotten or never seen. Despite a large number of techniques proposed to fast-forward these videos by highlighting relevant moments, most of them are image based only. Most of these techniques disregard other relevant sensors present in the current devices such as high-definition microphones. In this work, we propose a new approach to fast-forward videos using psychoacoustic metrics extracted from the soundtrack. These metrics can be used to estimate the annoyance of a segment allowing our method to emphasize moments of sound pleasantness. The efficiency of our method is demonstrated through qualitative results and quantitative results as far as of speed-up and instability are concerned.
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