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Tackling action-based video abstraction of animated movies for video browsing

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Bogdan Ionescu

University Politehnica of Bucharest, LAPI, Iuliu Maniu Boulevard, 061071 Bucharest, Romania

Laurent Ott

University of Strasbourg, LSiiT, BP.10413, 67412 Illkirch-Cedex, France and University of Savoie, LISTIC BP.806, 74016 Annecy-Cedex, France

Patrick Lambert

University of Savoie, LISTIC BP.806, 74016 Annecy-Cedex, France

Didier Coquin

University of Savoie, LISTIC BP.806, 74016 Annecy-Cedex, France

Alexandra Pacureanu

University Politehnica of Bucharest, LAPI, Iuliu Maniu Boulevard, 061071 Bucharest, Romania

Vasile Buzuloiu

University Politehnica of Bucharest, LAPI, Iuliu Maniu Boulevard, 061071 Bucharest, Romania

J. Electron. Imaging. 19(3), 033002 (July 02, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3456697
History: Received May 13, 2009; Revised May 03, 2010; Accepted May 12, 2010; Published July 02, 2010; Online July 02, 2010
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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.

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Bogdan Ionescu ; Laurent Ott ; Patrick Lambert ; Didier Coquin ; Alexandra Pacureanu, et al.
"Tackling action-based video abstraction of animated movies for video browsing", J. Electron. Imaging. 19(3), 033002 (July 02, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3456697


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